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08.03.2013 - Car Design News Volvo facelifts – so little goes so far
The entire Volvo range – V40 aside – has been given a nip and tuck as Thomas Ingenlath steers the Swedish ship in a more appropriate direction i.e. away from Germany.
Most changed are to the S60/V60. Their melty, droopy noses and odd, wide-set lamps have been redesigned, as have the bumpers and hood.
It speaks volumes that it’s difficult to look at the car and remember how it used to be, so well integrated are the changes, but the effect is that there’s a precision and sophistication that was missing. Just a shame they didn’t have the funds to rid the flanks of the sloppy, wavy shoulder that now looks even more incongruous.
It’s encouraging to see that even in such a short period of time, Ingenlath has taken control of the brand’s strategy. It now feels to be in safe hands.