The US-built Volvo S60 will land in UK dealerships this May, priced from £37,920
Volvo has announced its all-new S60 will cost from £37,920 in the UK. The saloon acts as the Swedish firm’s rival to the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Jaguar XE.
At launch, the new S60 will only be available with Volvo’s turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol ‘T5’ engine, producing 247bhp and 350Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox, offering a claimed 0–62mph time of 6.5 seconds. Like all new Volvos, the S60’s top speed will be electronically limited to 112mph from 2020.
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The launch edition S60 will only be sold in Volvo’s sporty ‘R-Design’ trim. As such, standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, lowered suspension, a tweaked front splitter, a deep rear diffuser and large exhaust tips.
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Inside, buyers a pair of heated sports seats, a head-up display, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a leather steering wheel, black headlining, metal mesh trim and a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
As an option, buyers can spec a £1,400 exterior styling pack, which adds a more aggressive splitter, wider side skirts and a larger rear diffuser. Other optional extras include a premium Bowers and Wilkins surround sound system (for £1,675), a panoramic glass sunroof (priced at £1,200) and a sump-guard (costing £615).
Further powertrains and trim levels for the new S60 will be announced over the coming months. Planned range expansions include a selection of new petrol engines, an entry-level ‘Momentum’ model and a comfort-focussed ‘Inscription’ variant. The new S60 will be the first Volvo to not be offered with diesel power.
Volvo is also planning a tuned ‘Polestar Engineered’ model, with larger brakes, uprated suspension, lightweight alloy wheels and a redesigned exterior. It will be powered by the firm’s twin-charged 400bhp ‘T8’ hybrid powertrain, providing a 0–62mph sprint of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.
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