Volvo S80 for Sale in Nigeria
The Volvo S80 is a line of full sized compact executive sedans manufactured by the Swedish manufacturer Volvo. Volvo has been manufacturing the S80 since 1998, and there are no plans to discontinue the vehicle, as a 2016 Volvo S80 is set to be released sometime in 2015. The Volvo S80 is aimed primarily at the European market and other North American and Latin American countries especially the United States and Canada, but has managed to find its way to Africa, especially Nigeria where there is a hunger for all things beautiful and elegant. The Volvo S80 has the distinction of being in continuous manufacturing by Volvo for more than 2 decades now, and though it is assembled in Torslanda plant in Gothenburg, Sweden, it is available all around the world. For those looking to purchase a brilliant Volvo S80, then you should be looking at logging on to Nigeria’s premium vehicle marketplace, Carmudi for the best listings of brand new, foreign used and Nigerian used Volvo S80 vehicles available in the country.
What to know when Buying Volvo S80
Performance and Specifications of Volvo S80
So far, we have seen two generations of the Volvo S80 in production, receiving several updates and upgrades for better performance. As the evolution of technology evolves annually, it comes as no surprise that in the seventeen years the Volvo S80 has been manufactured, the technology on the recent generations and years of manufacture are quite different from those of earlier generations. In general the specifications of the Volvo S80 cars in Nigeria have the following common specifications:
- The Volvo S80 is available in various engine size volumes including 2L, 2.4L, 2.8L and 2.9L.
- 5+1 speed manual transmission or 4 speed automatic transmissions are available, though in recent years, 5 and 6 speed automatic versions have also become available.
- The Volvo S80 is offered in both diesel and petrol engine options
- It is available in only Sedan body style.
- The S80 is available in both front wheel front engine and four wheel drive models. The four wheel drive models are also called rear wheel drive models.
How is the design of Volvo S80
The Volvo S80 was designed by the renowned designer Doug Freshe, with the first-generation of the Volvo S80 based on the Volvo P2 platform. Over 368,000 first-generation Volvo S80s were built, and due to its impressive design and specifications, more years of production and generations have been introduced. The current generation of the Volvo S80 equipped with numerous safety systems, including Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) and Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS), and features a straight-six engine in a transverse engine mounting. No existing manual gearbox would fit in the engine bay with the six-cylinder engine, so Volvo had to develop their own, the M65. It featured also an environmental specification, covering aspects such as allergens from textiles, fuel economy and the life cycle of the car from production to dismantling.
What are the standout features of the Volvo S80?
The standout feature of the Volvo S80 is certainly its Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and the vehicle is available with optional Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with Collision Warning and Brake Support (CWBS). Brake Support offers additional assistance by preparing the braking system so that the car can begin stopping faster and preparing for panic brake application, and the Volvo S80 also offers an adaptive brake light as standard which is active at speeds above 30 mph (48 km/h), and can sense the difference between normal and panic braking. Ready Alert Brakes (RAB) are also available in the S80 to anticipate severe braking., which prepares for this by moving the brake pads closer to the discs.
The Volvo S80 is also available with a Blind Spot Information System as well as Lane Departure Warning, which can be turned on from 40 mph (64 km/h).
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Volvo S80 in Nigeria
The most popular Volvo S80 in Nigeria would be the first generation, which was manufactured between 1998 up until 2006, and sales are still being made on the vehicle. While foreign used ones are a better option to purchase, the Nigerian used ones are also in very high demand, with a number of sales made every other day. With this being said, for people looking to purchase either a Tokunbo or Nigerian used Volvo S80, it is advised to have a trusted automobile mechanic take a proper look at the vehicle before purchase is made.
The Best Volvo S80 year to Buy
Any Volvo vehicle manufactured in any year is definitely a good one to purchase and the Volvo S80 is not left out. With two generations produced, there is hardly any year of production that is not a fantastic one. But with each passing year, updates and improvements are made; hence we would recommend the 2015 Volvo S80 as the best year to buy. With the release of the 2016 Volvo S80, this will also be the third generation and would take the place of the best Volvo S80 to purchase.
Volvo S80 Price in Nigeria
With the popularity of used cars in Nigeria, used Volvo S80 vehicles are very popular in Nigeria. Below is an estimated price range of foreign used and Nigerian used Volvo S80 cars in Nigeria, which is subject to the landing cost of the vehicle, road usability of the vehicle, engine capacity and other details.
Foreign used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used (Registered) Volvo S80 prices in Nigeria;
- 2006 Volvo S80 – 2014 Volvo S80: ₦1,000,000 – ₦4,500,000
- 1998 Volvo S80 – 2005 Volvo S80: ₦400,000 – ₦1,800,000
Overall impression of Volvo S80
The Volvo S80 is ideal for a person looking to have an executive car which provides a full comfortable experience as well as prestige and utility. Volvo decided to launch the third generation of the Volvo S80 in December 2015 which shows that the Volvo S80 is very well received in domestic as well as export markets. Volvo constructed an assembly plant for the first time in the company’s history to fabricate cars in Chongqing, China to cater for the Chinese and Asian clientele.