For 1999, Volvo is continuing to push forward with contemporizing Swedish styling as the auto maker heads towards the 21st century. The older S90 and V90 have been replaced indirectly by the all-new S80. The 1999 Volvo S80 marks both a striking design and technological advancement for the Swedish automaker. The first vehicle constructed on the brand's P2 platform, the S80 four-door sedan comes with a host of standard amenities such as dual-zone air conditioning, power mirrors and remote keyless entry. Recognizing the growing sport utility craze, Volvo has decided to play on its own terms creating a special all-terrain wagon called the V70 XC. Equipped with standard all-wheel drive, the 1999 Volvo V70 XC boasts unique body details and higher ride height. Maintaining its reputation as a pioneer in automotive safety, Volvo introduces roof-mounted, side curtain airbags to the S80 for 1998 designed to protect the head of occupants in an accident.