The all-new Volvo S60 makes its international debut at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday 2nd March 2010. It launches into one of the automotive world's most competitive segments backed by an elegant new coupe-like design, dynamic driving characteristics and ground-breaking Pedestrian Detection safety technology.
In its overall shape, the all-new Volvo S60 is a coupe; sportier and more distinct than any previous Volvo. In its design, it promises excellent driving characteristics, even before you get behind the wheel. To deliver the highest levels of driving enjoyment, the chassis team have refined every single detail that influences a car's driving properties and fine-tuned the driving experience to offer the most dynamic ride ever seen before on a Volvo.
The all-new Volvo S60 range will be available from launch with a choice of two diesels and one petrol engine, including an uprated high-performance 3.0-litre T6 petrol version with 304bhp, a 2.4-litre 205bhp D5 and a 2.0-litre 163bhp D3 powerplant. A Volvo S60 DRIVe version powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine with CO2 emissions of approximately 115g/km and fuel economy of up to 65.7mpg (combined cycle, preliminary figure) will join the range later in 2011.
In its overall shape, the all-new Volvo S60 is a four-door coupe - sportier and more distinct than any previous Volvo.
The Volvo S60's athletic stance is accentuated by a sculpted bonnet and short overhangs front and rear, plus what Volvo's design team calls the 'racetrack' design. The car's lines do not end abruptly but instead continue to flow organically, echoing the smooth shapes of the racetrack.
The all-new Volvo S60 is being introduced with a range of exterior colours including two new shades: Vibrant Copper and Electrum Gold.
The new Volvo S60 is the most sporting Volvo ever built and during the development process, the chassis team refined every single detail to fine tune the driving experience. The result of their labours is a newly-developed Dynamic chassis, standard on every new Volvo S60.
The steering gear ratio is 10 per cent faster than in previous models to give enhanced steering feel and sharper response. The steering column's thicker tubing and stiffer bushes have increased torsional rigidity by 100 per cent. This also contributes to the increased feeling of direct contact with the wheels and the road.The All New Volvo S60 Engine Range
At launch, the Volvo S60 range will be available with a choice of two diesels and one petrol engine. All the engines have been developed to meet the highest demands on sporty, dynamic driving with competitive fuel consumption.
|T6 AWD||3.0||6-cyl in-line||304 bhp||440 Nm|
|D5||2.4||5-cyl in-line||205 bhp||420 Nm|
|D3||2.0||5-cyl in-line||163 bhp||400 Nm|
Drivers and passengers can experience the agile new chassis in complete comfort thanks to the spacious and refined cabin. The interior of the new Volvo S60 has been designed with driver-oriented details, but is still a five-seater car offering comfortable space for all its occupants. The sculpted outer rear seats give the passenger in the middle welcome side support. Knee space in the rear seat has increased by 30 mm compared with the previous-generation Volvo S60.
Full UK specification, technical details and prices for the all new Volvo S60 will be announced at a later date.
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