All We Know About The 2019 Volvo S60
It will be unveiled on June 20by Sidd Dhimaan, on
The S60 is one of Volvo’s best-selling sedans to date. The S60 made its debut in 2000 and was seen as a successor to the S70. Since then, the car has seen itself in different avatars - as a performance car, an electric car, a cross-country, an estate, etc., and all of them have had their fair share of success. The S60 is all set to enter its third generation, and we can expect a lot of things to be changed this time around. Here’s a quick synopsis of what we know about the Scandinavian-designed beauty.
Volvo will be providing the S60 with any array of gas-powered engines, along with an electrified version
The 2019 S60 will adopt Volvo’s latest design language. Although Volvo has not showcased the car yet, CEO Hakan Samuelsson, posted an image of a camouflaged prototype on social media. Apart from that image, a few leaked shots, and the front end design of the new Volvo V60, there is nothing else to go on. Considering the S60’s importance to Volvo, it will definitely be a looker and should be a very sporty proposition.
What powers this entry-level luxury sedan?
As reported earlier, the new S60 will be the first model in Volvo’s line-up to ditch the diesel engine. To compensate for the same, Volvo will be providing the S60 with any array of gas-powered engines, along with an electrified version, which will most likely be the borrowed from the V60. The V60 features a T6 Twin Engine with an all-wheel-drive setup that produces 340 horses and a T8 Twin Engine with an all-wheel-drive setup that produces 390 horses and 472 pound-feet of torque. A plug-in hybrid will also be featured, albeit, a little later in the S60’s lifecycle.
There’s more hype surrounding it
The new S60 will be unveiled on the 20th of June at Volvo’s first-ever manufacturing facility in the U.S. Based in South Carolina; the S60 will be the first car to be assembled here. This plant will serve as an export facility as well. The next car to be produced here will be the XC90, starting in 2021. Does this make the S60 cheaper?
Given how much Volvo has stressed on hoping to become the leader of electrification, this is the right time to deliver a solid car with a reasonable pricing
Volvo has been tight-lipped about the S60, and we know nothing else about it. In fact, even the leaked spy shots don’t reveal much about the car. There’s no word on the pricing as well, but this is something that will be crucial for Volvo. The S60 has been the Swedish marque’s go-to car to rake up those sales figures. The price is expected to be in the ballpark of $40,000, but we are hoping for it to be a bit lower since the car is now assembled in the U.S and Volvo has also eliminated the diesel engine. Given how much Volvo has stressed on hoping to become the leader of electrification, this is the right time to deliver a solid car with a reasonable pricing and prove to the people that Volvo is a value-for-money brand; not a brand that priced its performance car north of $150,000 and sent people into frenzy! What do you think should be Volvo’s strategy moving forward with the new S60? Let us know in the comments section below.
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