Marcus De Guzman / Volvo | June 21, 2018 12:17
Third-gen Volvo S60 launched with intelligent features
Last February, Volvo wowed the motoring world with the global reveal of the all-new V60. It's the brand's rendition of making a modern station wagon for the 21st century and comes with high-tech safety features and amenities. Four months after the release of the V60, the Swedish automaker has officially launched the sedan version. Say hello to the 2019 Volvo S60.
Looking sleek and sharp as the V60, the all-new four-door features a chiseled exterior that is highlighted by the signature Thor's Hammer LED headlights. Looking similar to the bigger S90, the S60 differs slightly thanks to a sharper-looking front bumper, slightly smaller front grill and LED daytime running lights that extend toward the grill itself.
A choice of stylish alloy wheels are available for the S60 and will come in various sizes and finishes. The rear bears a striking resemblance to the S90 thanks to the C-shaped taillights, long flowing lines and coupe-inspired rear quarters.
Pop the doors open and the 2019 S60 comes with a leather interior that is spruced up by soft-touch materials, metal accents and gloss trim finishes. Contrasting the fine interior touches are the wide array of high-tech features. It comes with a fully digital instrment panel, a 9-inch Sensus Connect touchscreen infotainment system, power-adjustable front seats with memory function and 4-way lumbar support and a four-zone climate control system. For the technophiles, the S60 also supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE as well as navigation.
With Volvo ditching diesel power for good, the 2019 S60 is only available with either a turbocharged gasoline engine or turbo-supercharged four-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrains. Serving as the entry-level model is the T5 which comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder that is rated at 250 PS and is only available with front-wheel drive only. Next is the more powerful T6 which generates 316 PS and is available with all-wheel drive (AWD).
For those that prefer a hybrid setup, there's the T6 and T8 Twin Engine AWD models. Besides having a turbocharged engine and an electric motor, both the T6 and T8 Twin Engine models benefit from a supercharger which delivers additional power. The former produces 340 PS while the latter generates 400 PS. There's even a Polestar upgrade available on the T8 which equips the S60 with uprated wheels and tires, beefier brakes, better suspension and 415 PS from its twin-engine setup.
In terms of safety, the S60 can come with the following features: automatic emergency braking, oncoming lane mitigation, run-off road mitigation and other steering assistance systems. On the other hand, available safety options for the 2019 S60 include rear cross traffic alert and Pilot Assist System which acts as the car's semi-autonomous driving system. It has been upgraded by Volvo and can now steer, accelerate, brake and corner the car on well-marked roads at speeds of up to 130 km/h.
Customer deliveries of the 2019 Volvo S60 will begin some time in Q4 of this year.