The 2019 Volvo S60 is the latest all-new model and part of the the automaker’s four-year overhaul strategy. It is this strategy that has seen the replacement of some aged designs with some pretty and promising new ones.
The S60 is based on a modified layout of the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform as the S90 and V90, as well as the XC60 crossover, and it’s the first model built at Volvo’s new Charleston, South Carolina production facility.
The S60 is available in three power levels which include:
– The T5 is front-wheel drive only and has a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
– The T6 is all-wheel drive only with a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 316 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque.
– The T8 gets the same setup paired with a battery and electric motor boosting output to 400 HP.
All cars come with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Beauty, tech and comfort are the best descriptions of this car’s interior. The materials throughout the cabin are rich and handsomely accented with splashes of piano black and delicate touches of brightwork.
The front seats, unlike the straightforward leather buckets in many cars, are inlaid with swatches of sporty-looking cloth and have stylish, complex lower cushions. In addition, the engine-start toggle and the sound system’s volume knob have jeweled surfaces.
Wherever leather or vinyl covers a surface, the materials are pulled taut, and every one of the many sewn seams is arrow straight. The graphics of the digital instrument cluster and the Sensus infotainment system’s touchscreen are rendered in crisp fonts.
To summarize it, there is just as much beauty inside as is found outwardly. It is a bespoke machine that speaks loudly on Volvo’s intentions to scale competition with distinguished fineness.