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Hope you weren't overly excited by those images that surfaced in a couple of Euro mags; the Volvo S80's true redesign appears to be much less radical. A new shot indicates few similarities with the S40's blocky shapes, but much more with the recently facelifted (sorry, nose-lengthened) V70. Whether the company will do more to distinguish the flagship model from its nearly indistinguishable midsized brother, the S60, remains to be seen. The S80 will, however, be offered with the same Yamaha-sourced V8 as the XC90.

2007 Volvo S80 revealed by spy photographers? (Update #2) [internal]

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