All important facts about the new Volvo S60
Volvo showed a new competitor BMW and Mercedes
A new model of the midsize sedan Volvo S60 third-generation, introduced today in the United States. It will be produced on U.S. soil, the new plant in Charleston, South Carolina, production site was also officially opened today. In the Assembly line for the production of new items has been invested $1.1 billion, whether justified investment? Preliminarily, I can say that, Yes, justified, and here’s why…
Compact sedan with irresistible Swedish style to the brim stuffed with advanced electronics and technology. It looks very fresh, but it does not lose its signature Scandinavian face. All we expect from Volvo, and all to which we are accustomed, the Swedes were able to give us again.
The brand new model S60 was the first car in the lineup, which for the first time is no diesel engine. At least in the U.S. the S60 diesel engines can not be purchased from dealers. First and foremost, this speaks to the fact that Volvo decided as soon as possible to develop electric technology, even by donations of diesel engine technology. Recall that for the past 30 years, Volvo was known for its diesel powertrains, which in the West was considered standard, not inferior in quality products of Mercedes-Benz. With this gesture, the company tries to show to its shareholders and customers that the new plant implies not only a new culture of production, but updated the philosophy of the brand.
As previously stated, the Swedish automaker, from 2019 all their new models will be electrified. To the wind words are not abandoned.
“The new S60 is one of the most exciting Volvo cars that we have ever done”, – said the head of Volvo, Hakan Samuelsson. “This is your car, driver-oriented, which gives us a strong position in the us and Chinese markets sedans, creating large opportunities for the growth of Volvo cars”.
It’s all in the engines
Buyers can choose between two turbo and supercharged hybrid gasoline engines. Selecting the specification of the T6 AWD Twin Engine PHEV, the buyer will receive almost 340 HP, if the wallet allows, a more powerful version of the T8 will easily develop the required 400 HP!
No less important is the fact that used in all versions of the new sedan Volvo engines in the trim levels T5 to T8 is a time – tested powertrain. So what about the reliability of the newly made models just can’t think. She will be on top as before.
The company spoke of the possibilities of his new car: “Active chassis and a variety of driving modes provide excellent management and an attractive performance that makes this car “drive”. The novelty also has received many well-known technologies of the cars of the 90-and 60-Series, making it one of the best sports sedans on the market.”
If to mention the most powerful model in the lineup, it will be a new electrified sports version of Polestar Engineered. The capacity of hybrid engine is 415 HP
The platform remains unchanged
New Volvo S60 used is borrowed from earlier models, the platform SPA, security system and the infotainment system seen on the V60, XC60 and S90 flagship.
To help avoid collisions will be branded the system “City Safety” with a helper function Autobrake.
Volvo claims that it is the only system on the market that is configured to recognize pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. Not the last role play technology: Pilot Assist (driver assistance system that can control the car, accelerate and brake on tracks with easy to read markings and signs at speeds up to 130 km/h), Run-off-Road Mitigation (prevent run-off-road), an oncoming Lane Mitigation and Cross Traffic Alert with auto braking.