New or Significantly Altered Models
- 2011 Volvo S60
- Volvo updated its midsize sedan for 2011 with a design that closely resembles the 2009 concept car. The new model is about 2 inches bigger in every dimension resulting in a roomier interior. Although a Volvo offers a variety of new powertrains worldwide, the US version is only available with a turbocharged 3.0l inline six upon launch. All-wheel drive is standard on the S60 T6. Volvo has revised the suspension and steering with an emphasis on sporty handling.
- 2011 Volvo C30
- The 2011 C30 wears a revised front fascia. The grille and lower intake are larger. Additional lower bright work differentiates the C30 from other Volvo models. The T5 R-design model also receives steering and suspension modifications. Steering response is quicker and the suspension is firmer.
- 2011 Volvo C70
- The updated C70 wears a new front fascia, grille, headlamps and fenders. Inside the new C70 has a revised instrument panel. The manual transmission is no longer offered.
- 2011 Volvo S40
- Volvo has discontinued the 2.4i models for 2011. A new S40 T5 model becomes the base model. All-wheel drive and manual transmissions have also been discontinued.
- 2011 Volvo S80
- The V8 model has been discontinued. Both six cylinder engines gain a modest increase in power.
- 2011 Volvo V50
- Volvo has discontinued the 2.4i models for 2011. A new V50 T5 model becomes the base model. All-wheel drive and manual transmissions have also been discontinued.
- 2011 Volvo XC60
- A 3.2 R-Design model joins the lineup. Both six-cylinder engines see a modest increase in power.
- 2011 Volvo XC70
- The V70 models have been dropped. All versions will be XC70 models. A new FWD model is offered. Both six-cylinder engines see a modest increase in power.
- 2011 Volvo XC90
- The 3.2l six-cylinder engine see a modest increase in power