2019 Volvo S60 formally debuts, Swedish fashion meets Southern velocity


    The 2019 Volvo S60 made its official debut Wednesday on the automaker’s new plant in Charleston, South Carolina, with loads of expectations driving on its glossy, four-door body.

    The S60 would be the first automotive produced on American soil for Volvo, the primary with no diesel powertrain in any world market, and the primary to characteristic prominently electrical efficiency upgrades tuned by in-house specialists Polestar.

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    When it goes on sale later this 12 months, patrons and subscribers within the U.S. will select amongst three powertrains within the new S60: a front-wheel-drive T5 that makes use of a 2.Zero-liter turbo-Four that makes 250 horsepower; an all-wheel-drive T6 that makes use of a turbocharged and supercharged 2.Zero-liter inline-Four that makes 316 hp; or a T8 twin-engine 2.Zero-liter inline-Four paired to a rear electrical motor that makes a mixed 400 hp. A Polestar efficiency improve provides 15 hp, performance-tuned suspension and brakes, and 19-inch wheels to that remaining T8 variant, however is out there by Volvo’s subscription program solely.

    A plug-in hybrid T6 might be bought in different international locations, however will not be out there within the U.S.

    An Eight-speed computerized is completely mated to all powertrain configurations.

    Wrapped round these powertrains is a sleeker bundle than the last-generation S60, which made its debut in 2011. The brand new 2019 S60 sports activities styling cribbed from the bigger S90, together with distinguished “Thor’s hammer” headlights up entrance and an upright grille. The S60’s comparatively puckered snout in comparison with different luxurious sedans hints on the S60’s largely conservative design elsewhere.

    The physique sides movement merely towards the rear tail, with deeper stamps and creases towards the underside of the doorways to decrease the automotive’s visible weight. The S60 does not sport the identical lengthy trunk discovered on the S90; the tail rises on the finish and kicks up towards a small rear lip.

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    In again, the S60 borrows the S90’s C-shaped taillights which are barely toed-in in comparison with the S90. The huge “Volvo” badge has been moved from between the taillights to below the rear tail in comparison with the bigger sedan, and the S60’s exhausts are completed with dual- or quad-tipped retailers, relying on trim.

    Inside, the S60 makes use of the identical tablet-style Sensus touchscreen discovered within the associated XC60 crossover SUV and V60 wagon with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. All S60 sedans are outfitted as normal with lively security options together with forward-collision warnings with computerized emergency braking, pedestrian, bicyclist and enormous animal detection. Volvo’s driver Pilot Help is optionally available and might maintain the S60 centered in its lane as much as 80 mph, and Volvo says it consists of higher curve management, aided by GPS.

    Just like the V60, the S60 is longer than its predecessor with roughly two extra inches of rear seat leg room, similar because the V60. It rides atop a wheelbase that measures round 113 inches from hub to hub, with 18-inch wheels normal on all 4 corners. Just like the wagon and XC60, the S60 will get spend-up luxurious touches like driftwood trim accents and perforated leather-based hides.

    Volvo says the S60 might be out there to order by Care By Volvo instantly, and sellers ought to begin stocking the sedan someday after September.

    The plug-in hybrid T8 will arrive someday after that, with the optionally available efficiency upgrades by Polestar supplied in very restricted numbers. The Polestar-tuned T8 will characteristic Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, and a 15-hp enhance above the common T8.

    Costs begin at $36,795 in base configuration for a T5 Momentum model and might run up previous $56,000 for a T8 plug-in hybrid within the spendy Inscription trim. Subscription costs begin a $775/month for a T6 all-wheel-drive Momentum mannequin or $850/month for a T6 R-Design trim. Volvo did not say how a lot the T8 model tuned by Polestar would value.