Volvo just revealed the new S60 luxury sedan at the company’s first American manufacturing plant outside Charleston, South Carolina.
Volvo S60 Inscription (ICE)
The new 2019 S60 will be available (like the other 60-series and 90-series models) in a plug-in hybrid version T8 Twin Engine with a typical for the SPA platform 10.4 kWh battery and 400 hp all-wheel drive powertrain (313 petrol engine for the front axle and a 64 kW/87 hp electric motor for the rear axle).
The all-electric range (EPA) should be higher than the 21 miles (32 km) listed for the S90 PHEV.
There will be a sportier and slightly more powerful (415 hp) Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered version too.
The new S60 is the first new Volvo without a diesel engine version.
The Volvo S60 looks stunning. It's very American looking, dare we say, and should be a decent proposition in the sedan segment. On the interior, it's however all-Scandinavian.
Volvo announced pricing for the entry-level Volvo S60 T8 Twin Engine, which is $54,400 (before around a $5,000 of federal tax credit). For comparison, the base conventional T5 FWD and T6 AWD versions start at $35,800 and $40,300 respectively.
Volvo plug-in hybrids:
- XC90 T8 Twin Engine
- S90 T8 Twin Engine
- V90 T8 Twin Engine
- XC60 T8 Twin Engine
- S60 T8 Twin Engine + T8 Polestar Engineered *
- V60 in two versions T8 Twin Engine & T6 Twin Engine
- XC40 T5 Twin Engine
New Volvo S60 T8 Plug-in Hybrid Chassis
Volvo Cars launch new S60 sports sedan – the first Volvo car made in the USA
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today revealed the new S60 luxury sedan at the company’s first American manufacturing plant outside Charleston, South Carolina.
The new South Carolina plant is officially inaugurated today. The combined car launch and factory opening reinforce Volvo Cars’ commitment to the US, an important market for the company and its new sedan. The new S60 is the first Volvo car made in the United States.
“The new S60 is one of the most exciting Volvo cars we’ve ever made,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars. “It is a true driver’s car that gives us a strong position in the US and China sedan markets, creating more growth opportunities for Volvo Cars.”
The new S60 is the first Volvo car to be sold without a diesel engine, signalling the company’s industry-leading commitment to electrification and a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine. In 2017 Volvo Cars was the first global car maker to announce its strategy that from 2019 all new models will be electrified.
The award-winning turbo charged and supercharged T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid will be available in the new S60, delivering 313 horsepower with a rear electric motor adding 87 horsepower for a combined power output of 400 horsepower. The T5 FWD and T6 AWD will also be available. The T5 FWD, T6 AWD and T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid will carry a MSRP of $35,800, $40,300 and $54,400 respectively.
The new S60 is available via traditional purchase, lease and Care by Volvo, a premium subscription service, which offers car access with no down payment via a monthly flat rate. Care by Volvo makes having a car as easy as having a mobile phone. A well-equipped S60 T6 AWD Momentum will be available for $775 a month through the program and the S60 T6 AWD R-Design for $850 a month. Reservations can be made online today at volvocars.com/us.
The new S60 shares Volvo Cars’ own Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, safety technology and infotainment system with the new V60 premium mid-size wagon, launched earlier this year, as well as the top-of-the-line 90 Series cars and award-winning XC60, all of which have achieved industry-leading safety ratings. This makes the new S60 one of the safest cars on the road.
The City Safety with Autobrake technology assists the driver in avoiding potential collisions, and is the only system on the market to recognize pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. In a world first for the mid-size sedan segment, City Safety now also engages auto braking to mitigate oncoming collisions.
The optional Pilot Assist system – which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 80 mph – has been upgraded with improved cornering performance. The S60 also includes Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and other steering assistance systems. The optional Cross Traffic Alert with autobrake further enhances safety for people inside and outside the car.
Volvo Cars’ Sensus Connect infotainment system is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G standard, and keeps drivers connected at all times. The intuitive control is a tablet-style touch screen interface that combines car functions, navigation, connected services and in-car entertainment apps.
The new S60 will also be offered with a Polestar Engineered trim level – developed by Volvo Cars’ electric performance arm, Polestar.
Polestar Engineered is only available on the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid and is a complete offer with upgrades to the exterior and interior design, along with the car’s wheels, brakes, suspension and engine control unit, boosting the S60 T8 combined output to 415hp. A limited volume of this variant will be available exclusively through the Care by Volvo app on June 28.