The Volvo S80 is an executive car produced by the Swedish manufacturer Volvo Cars since 1998, introduced to take the place of the rear-wheel-drive Volvo 960 (later S90) saloon in the model range. The Volvo S80 has been built at the Torslanda Works in Gothenburg, Sweden. Unlike most Volvo models, it did not have an estate version for its first generation. The third generation of the V70 wagon is marketed as the estate version for the second generation of the S80 saloon. This is a part of a major product overhaul at Volvo, including a luxury large estate and saloon. It serves as the flagship model for Volvo.
The second generation Volvo S80, in June 2007, scored the highest "good" rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash test performance for frontal, side, and rear impacts, earning it the IIHS Top Safety Pick. The second generation S80 features a more rigid chassis.