• S60 world debutConcept car
  • New Volvo, 5-cylinder, 2.4 turbo-diesel engine
  • ReVolvolution: unprecedented number of new Volvos
  • Press conference: Hall 1, 11am, 28 September

Volvo has the world debut of its stylish S60 sports saloon, a new diesel engine, a concept car, plus an almost completely revised range of cars, all launched this year, on its stand in Hall 1 at the Paris Motor Show from 30 September to 15 October.


The sleek, coupe-like lines of Volvo’s dynamic new S60 sports saloon, set to go head to head with rivals such as the BMW 3-series, Audi A4, Mercedes C-class and Lexus IS200, will be revealed to the public for the first time at the Paris Motor Show.

Eye catching styling, three powerful 5-cylinder turbo petrol engines (180 bhp 2.0T, 200 bhp 2.4T, and 250 bhp T5), and a full specification make it one of the best all-round packages in the compact executive saloon market. With prices ranging from £19,995 to £23,995 (on the road) it also represents excellent value for money.


Volvo will have a concept car at Paris as a design study hinting what a future high-performance car with a Volvo badge might look like.

Developed in parallel with the new S60 sports saloon, Volvo’s engineers have produced this concept car to study technical innovations that would be possible in a high-performance model.


  • Aluminium, five-cylinder, 2.4 litre turbo-diesel
  • Increased power and torque
  • More economical and lower emissions
  • Common rail technology

Volvo is announcing a new, lightweight aluminium diesel engine at Paris. It is quieter, more powerful and economical with substantially lower emissions and the first Volvo designed and built diesel engine for a passenger car.

Due to be introduced early in 2001 in S80, V70 and then S60, it has a common rail fuel injection system for quieter running and, compared to its predecessor, offers an increase in power and torque with economy of over 43mpg available in the S80 executive saloon. It also comfortably beats the 2000 EU 3 emissions requirements, with effectively half the emission levels of the previous unit.


‘ReVolvolution’ – Volvo is on the move with 2000 already proving an important year with an unprecedented number of new models, representing an almost entirely new line-up for the Volvo stand at the Paris Show.

The millennium started with an all-new V70 estate range, followed by a new Cross Country, S40/V40 Phase II and the exciting S60. The latest S80 and C70 coupe and convertible models will also be at the show.

PRESS CONFERENCE – 11am, 28 September

Full press packs and photography will be available after the Volvo press conference on the Volvo stand in Hall 1 at 11am on 28 September. The following Volvo executives will be available for interview:

  • Hans-Olov Olsson, president and CEO
  • Lars Erik Lundin, vice president, new projects
  • Peter Horbury - vice president, chief designer