By Hercules Rodrigues
Volvo has unveiled the new S60 Sedan at its new plant in Charleston South California in United States. The plant will form home for the new S60 as it will be the global production site for the sedan.
Built on a new Scalable product architecture platform, the new S60 is 4,761mm long, 2,040mm wide and 1,431mm high and uses a wheelbase of 2,872mm. The sedan will be powered by four petrol hybrid engines and will not be getting diesel power at all.
The styling on the new S60 brings it in line with Volvo’s updated family look. The face sports larger Thor hammer headlights which extend into the body, a new bigger front grille with Volvo logo and new sporty front bumper.
Coming to the side, the coupe like roofline of the earlier S60 continues on the new car as well. The wheel arches are larger and house 20 inch double spoke matte black alloy wheels (Alloys motioned here are of Polestar engineered S60). The New S60’s rear design is the most attractive part of the sedan the Volvo lettering on the boot-lid and the large full led taillamps make the car look sporty and high end.
Coming to the interior Volvo’s new S60 has taken a huge leap forward, Fine Nappa leather with metal mesh aluminium inlays make up the interior trim. The cabin accentuates the clean look with less buttons and more touch controls. The dashboard gets a large tablet style touchscreen infotainment system with long Air con vents on either side.
As mentioned earlier, the new Volvo S60 won’t get a diesel engine and instead customers will have the choice of petrol and petrol hybrid engines. The T5 2.0 litre petrol produces 250hp, next up the T6 Supercharged motor churns out 310hp and will come equipped with AWD and will also get a plug in hybrid setup. Transmission options for the engines will be 8-speed automatic only.
The range toping T8 will see a Polestar engineered performance upgrade which adds a tweaked ECU, brake suspension and wheels and boost combined power output to 418bhp, while torque output will be 650nm.
Volvo’s are known for making the safest cars in the world and the new S60 is no different. Safety tech such as City safety with auto brake technology, Run off road mitigation and Oncoming lane mitigation.
Globally Volvo has also introduced Volvo care by Volvo subscription package; this allows customers to pay a monthly fee towards to access the cars without really owning one.
Volvo’s new S60 looks promising packed with the latest technology and features on board, the new S60 is said to go on sale globally by next year.