Set to be unveiled South Carolina this summer, the redesigned model echoes the V60 which was recently unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. Despite the styling similarities, the S60 adopts a more compact greenhouse and a slightly odd beltline with a large kick up on the rear doors. The resulting design leaves a lot to be desired but we’ll hold off our final judgment until the car is officially unveiled.
The picture also reveals the S60 will have taillights that are similar to the ones found the S90. The rear bumper and exhaust system appear to carryover from the V60, while the trunk appears to have an integrated rear spoiler.
Volvo hasn’t said much about the S60 but it will ride on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform and should be significantly larger than its predecessor. Engine options will be shared with the V60 and this means we can expect a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder with outputs of 150 PS (110 kW) and 190 PS (140 kW). There should also be an entry-level T5 petrol engine as well as a 2.0-liter T6 producing 310 PS (228 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.
Like the wagon, there could be two plug-in hybrid variants including a T6 Twin Engine with a 253 PS (186 kW) four-cylinder engine, a 117 PS (65 kW) electric motor and a 10.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It enables the model to produce a combined output of 340 PS (251 kW) and 590 Nm (435 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the high-tech powertrain, the wagon can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.8 seconds and travel up to 45 km (27.9 miles) on electricity alone.
The S60 could also be offered with the T8 Twin Engine powertrain which has a combined output of 390 PS (288 kW) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque. It uses many of the same components as the T6 Twin Engine but has an upgraded engine producing 303 PS (223 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.
Further down the road, we can expect a new S60 Polestar. Little is known about the model but it is slated to have an electrified powertrain.
The S60 will be built in Ridgeville, South Carolina and production will begin later this year. The new plant has an annual capacity of 60,000 units and the S60 will be made for both domestic and export markets.
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