The next gen Volvo S60 derives styling influences from the new V60 wagon and the flagship S90 sedan; mechanical changes expected as well
The latest V60 wagon bucked the trend and was released with a sculpted design borrowed from V90 recently. Another model waiting in the wings to get a major update is the S90 sedan and we showed you how it will look like based on the V60 with potential renderings earlier. The model has now been officially teased ahead of global premiere on June 20. The sedan segment is where Volvo is playing catch up against the German trio and the S60 will be its upcoming weapon from the armoury.
With an undisguised spy image of the rear and side profile, we also know more about the upcoming sedan. The picture was appeared to have taken at Volvo’s facility in Torslanda, Sweden. It appears to be pictured along with the new XC60 and possibly the XC20 or the XC40 electric variant covered fully.
The sculpted design elements and flowing horizontal tail lamps derived from the V60 can be clearly seen while glossy wheels cap finished in black colour and, chrome treated exhaust tips and window line further accentuate the overall appeal. It is also the first model to get upgraded by Polestar Engineered program.
The next generation S60 takes styling influences from the V60 and its bigger cousin, the S90 up front as well. Understandably, it comes fitted with a bolder front fascia with sporty LED headlamps and now-signature Thor’s Hammer Daytime Running Lights, alongside a sleek front bumper.
Volvo has already stated that the new S60 will be manufactured at the brand’s facility in Charleston, South Carolina later this year and it is the same place where the model will get unveiled. The Geely-owned luxury automaker has been piling pressure on Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW in recent years with highly appealing products and the next-gen S60 is expected to follow the same lines.
It will have fuel efficient powertrains and long range plug-in hybrids accompanying a myriad of safety, convenience and driver assistance features.
It will surely make its way to India considering that Volvo takes very little time to introduce its cars locally following their global debut. Currently, the BMW 3-Series rival is sold in four different variants including a Cross Country and a Polestar version. It is priced between Rs. 32.63 lakh and Rs. 54.96 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
It is powered by a 240 bhp producing 2.4-litre diesel in the Cross Country trim. Apart from that, a base 2.0-litre diesel makes 181 bhp in the Kinetic and Momentum variants and the top-spec Polestar uses a performance-based 2.0-litre petrol motor with 367 bhp and 470 Nm output figures.
Spy Source: Teknikens Värld