Volvo has finally unveiled the new S60 mid-size premium sports sedan. The unveil took place at the company’s first manufacturing facility in the US, situated at Charleston, South Carolina. The new S60 sedan is also the first Volvo car to be made in the US.
Volvo maintains its commitment to electrification and will be selling the S60 without a diesel powertrain option. The S60 will be the first ever Volvo car without a diesel offering. Powering the new S60, Volvo has introduced two turbo-charged and super-charged plug-in hybrid petrol motors that will be available on the new S60. The options will be the T6 Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid that produces a combined output of 340 hp and the T8 Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid that delivers 400hp. Volvo’s T5 and T6 petrol motors will be available at the launch of this sedan.
The new S60 will also be made available to customers in the US with the new premium subscription service – Care by Volvo. The new S60 has been built on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform. The S60 will also feature City Safety with Autobrake technology that helps the driver avoid collisions, it is also the only system in the market to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.
Volvo will also be offering an optional Pilot Assist system. The Pilot Assist technology will help the driver steer, accelerate and brake on well-marked roads up to 130 km/h. The system also features improved cornering performance. The new S60 also features Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and other steering assistance systems. Another optional feature that Volvo is offering – the Cross Traffic Alert comes with auto brake that enhances the safety for passengers and pedestrians.