Volvo S60 T8 R-Design
Volvo S60 T8 R-Design

SO many choices. When it arrives in August, the shiny new Volvo S60 luxury sedan, and its wagon sibling, will hit the market with a choice of two power plants spread across three trim levels, improved safety, and new technologies.

Under the hood, buyers will be able to choose from the T5 187kW petrol engine that offers 350Nm of torque, or the T8 plugin hybrid twin engine, which delivers a thumping 311kW of power and 680Nm of torque.

The three trim levels offered in the S60 and V60 are the Momentum, Inscription, and the sporty and dynamic R-Design. The S60 is priced from $54,990 plus on-roads in T5 spec, or $85,990 for the T8 R-Design, again plus on-roads.

Its wagon counterpart, the V60 is priced from $56,990 plus on-roads for the T5 Momentum, through to $87,990 for the T8 R-Design. Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also available.

The S60 and the V60 are also underpinned by Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and include a range of ground-breaking technologies first introduced on its multi award winning XC90 and XC60 vehicles.

Safety and driver assistance features offered on the S60 and V60 include Volvo’s semi-autonomous pilot assist system, the latest generation of its city safety system, and run-off road protection and mitigation.

Cross traffic alert with auto brake and a 360-degree camera that helps drivers manoeuvre their car into tight parking spaces are both also offered as standard across the range.

A new clean zone multi climate system also removes harmful pollutants and particles from
outside the cabin to deliver Scandinavian-fresh air on the inside.

“Sedan and wagon vehicles have always been popular with Australian car buyers, and with the addition of our S60 and V60 vehicles we intend to reinvigorate those body styles,” Volvo Car Australia managing director Nick Connor said.

“We are confident that with their very distinctive look and competitive pricing the S60 and the V60 will make an immediate impact with buyers who are looking for something very different from the staid models in the luxury segment today.”

1 COMMENT

  1. I am pretty much impressed that they have included features like Safety and driver assistance, Cross-traffic alert with auto brake and a new clean zone multi-climate system in this series. This model can be included in my wish list.

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