2019 Volvo S60 debuts with up to 415 hp
When it comes to improving the appeal of their cars, Volvo had been running in a pretty brisk pace over the last few years. The goofy-looking bulges of these Swedish cars introduced in a range-wide facelift half-a-decade ago were quickly phased out by the the crisp, handsome lines that adorn the body of the new XC series SUVs and S90 sedan. Now, trickling this design down to the lower rung of the sedan ladder, comes the all-new 2019 Volvo S60.
It’s quite easy to describe the design of the new Volvo S60. Basically a shrunken version of the bigger S90 sedan, the 2019 S60 only differs in the size and small changes made to the headlamp and bumper at the front as well as boot lid and bumper at the back. The square-ish lines from the S90 look equally good, if not sharper, on the S60’s more compact body. The underpinnings of the S60 are based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) from Volvo, shared with the V60 Estate.
Volvo’s 9-inch Sensus Connect touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto adorns the centre console in the interior. As it’s a Volvo, safety features are plenty, including Standard Automatic Emergency Braking, Run-Off-Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Optional Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Optional Pilot Assist.
As is Volvo’s current trend, all engines on offer are 2.0-litre 4-cylinder units in different states of tune. It starts from the base 250 hp T5 engine with front-wheel-drive and the 316 hp T6 engine with all-wheel-drive. There are two plug-in hybrid versions as well, T6 twin engine with 340 hp and a more powerful T8 twin engine all-wheel-drive with 400 hp. If these don’t get your hair standing, opt for the Polestar Engineered T8 model which gets upgraded wheels, brakes, suspension, and engine control and above all, an output of 415 hp.
The new 2019 Volvo S60 sedan’s production will commence towards the end of the year shortly after which it’ll hit global markets. And guess what? It’s now built in America.