The new rival of Volvo S60, the Volvo compact series, is aimed at the general public, the hybrid T8 model “Polestar Engineered”
Volvo’s massive and costly attack on the luxury car industry has just revealed its secret weapon, the new Volvo S60 sedan. Despite the growing transition from the market to the SUV, the executive sedan, not so humble, remains a source of significant benefits for car manufacturers. Therefore, it is not surprising to see that the new S60 is exactly the same in the history of its established German rivals.
From the seductive V60 property, the 4-door S60 transforms the square body of the farm into a more traditional sedan silhouette. By moving away from other sedans on the market, Volvo has chosen to apply a traditional 3 compartment compartment in the new S60, which should be advantageous for the height below the rear cover. Like all recent Volvo models, the elegant Scandinavian language design dominates the body, flooded with elegant and sophisticated surfaces and precise details. We are at the forefront of technology and we are sure to relate to the endless series of BMW 3, Mercedes C Class and Audi A4 identical.
The interior is also shared with other Volvos, which reveals a sophisticated design language characterized by minimalist and soft forms, all backed by materials of excellent quality and quality. So far, for Volvo, but the new S60 will be the best of its art to compete successfully with the German competition, and the bad news for Volvo is that it seems to launch the new S60 with a back attack.
This is due to the fact that the new Volvo S60 will not be sold with diesel engines, which does not necessarily have to be a problem for the inclined evolution, but a problem to attract buyers of corporate cars that represent a large percentage of executive sales . compact Despite the diversion of Volvo diesel, the main reason for this change is concentrated in the production site of the S60, instead of a company policy to give priority to hybrids.
Thanks to the success of SUV models, Volvo’s Swedish factories at full capacity, the new S60 sedan will be produced in the United States, where diesel demand is low or zero. In addition, the new production of S60 initially only for US and Chinese consumption, which means that we will have to wait until May for the new attractive model to arrive in the UK.
To compensate, the S60 will arrive in the UK with four turbocharged engine options, two of which will be complemented with hybrid connectors. They will be formed by species T4 and T5 and hybrids T6 and T8 with two engines. All gasoline engines feed the front wheels, the two hybrids are also electrically supplied to the rear axle.
However, there is a solution to consider, since the S60 is the first Volvo to take advantage of the development of the Polestar hybrid technology and the T8 “Polestar Engineered” will boost the range with a combined output of 408 hp. It is unlikely that this model competes with M3 and C63, but could, depending on its price, be an interesting alternative for the production of compact models such as the Audi S4 and the Mercedes-AMG C43. This may seem a bit daunting for a manufacturer that recently built USP models apparently comfort-oriented, but Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson said the new S60 will be “one of the most exciting Volvo cars ever built” in real cars. “We could see a radical change for society.