Say hello to the new Volvo S60
Volvo has revealed its all-new S60 saloon to the world, due to be bolted together at the company's manufacturing plant in South Carolina, USA. And, in another bold move, the S60 is the first Volvo car in the modern era to be sold without a diesel engine, as the Swedish outfit looks to move to electrification in the mid-term and a solution beyond the combustion engine in the longer term.
The S60, borrowing its look very heavily from its already-released V60 sibling, and also taking a soupcon of aesthetic inspiration from the larger S90 saloon, will launch with not one, but two plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrains: the T6 Twin Engine AWD PHEV, with 340hp, and the mighty T8 Twin Engine PHEV, producing 400hp.
Much of the technology and underpinnings of the S60 are identical to the V60, but the four-door saloon can be 'bought' in an intriguing manner. Care By Volvo is a subscription service and a first for the premium segment, and it means people can have access to the S60 with no down payment via a monthly flat-fee subscription, meaning no need for ownership. Volvo likens this to having a car in the same way people choose their phones. The roll-out of this in Ireland has yet to be confirmed.