2019 Volvo S60 ‘Polestar Engineered’ Shows Its Face Ahead Of June 20 Unveiling

Volvo is getting ready to unveil the third member of its re-engineered ’60’ family, as a new S60 saloon will soon join the XC60 SUV and V60 Estate.

Poised to take on rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Jaguar XE and BMW 3-Series, the premium compact four-door model isn’t shying away from showing its face on video.

Looking essentially like a shrunken S90, it gets the Thor’s hammer LED headlights, signature grille with the Polestar badging, mean-styled front bumper with what appears to be a carbon fiber-made apron and large air intakes.

At the beginning of the video, the Geely-owned brand previews the new S60 from above, revealing the muscular hood, a shark-fin antenna, and a generously sized sunroof.

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This is the top-of-the-line model of the series, which will be known officially as ‘Polestar Engineered‘. It benefits from a few styling upgrades over the regular versions, such as a special suspension setup with adjustable shock absorbers and strut bar, whose design is shared with the Polestar 1.

With a combined output of 409hp (415PS / 305kW) and 494lb-ft (670Nm) of torque (in US-spec), courtesy of an internal combustion unit dubbed T8 Twin Engine, and an electric motor, the Volvo S60 comes very close in terms of power to AMG and M models from Mercedes and BMW.

The C63 has 469hp (476PS / 350kW) and 479lb-ft (605Nm) of torque in the standard version, and 503hp (510PS / 375kW) and 516lb-ft (700Nm) of torque in the ‘S’ flavor. At the same time, the M3’s engine churns out 425hp (431PS / 317kW) and 406lb-ft (550Nm) of torque.

Volvo will officially present the all-new S60 on June 20, but expect more teasers in the meantime.

 

  • Shtekeris

    Is it really worth teasing Volvo these days. I mean, they all look great, but I can’t tell them apart on the road.

    • wintergraan

      That’s the flip side of a strong brand identity.

    • D3X

      Sure it is, same could be said about Mercedes, Audi and BMW. Their cars are pretty much among the same cookie cutter designs. However it’s the performance line that makes things interesting; AMG, RS, M lines that have a more aggressive look standing at the top of the trims.

  • Can’t wait to see it, maybe bring “R” moniker back, if Polestar is already being spinned off.

  • Marty

    So… the visual difference between a “Polestar” and a “Polestar engineered Volvo” is that the first one is a Volvo with no logo in the grille, and the second is a Volvo with both a Volvo and a Polestar logo in the grille?

    I bet some design manager is crying themselves to sleep nowadays.

    • Well to be fair if you hear an engine, it’s a Volvo, but if you only hear woosh noise then it’s a Polestar.

      • Marty

        To be even more fair there willl be a lot of wooshing Volvos too. 🙂

    • Cool guy

      Design does not make these calls, only the brilliance of the marketing, product planning and probably the big wig executives could come up with such a plan. Maybe the new CEO too? Who knows…design manager just does what he told to do…remove logo and repeat

      • Marty

        Exactly my point. Hence the crying of the design management.

  • D3X

    More excited that there’s a V60 Polestar from this news!

  • Dan Facciolo
    • Cool guy

      Their sedans don’t have the best execution of their design language…

      • wintergraan

        True. To me the rear looks a bit too bulky and that’s mostly due to the rising window line which adds more visual weight to the back of the car. :/

  • SO IS POLESTAR A NEW BRAND OR A PERFORMANCE BRANCH?
    DECIDE VOLVO.

  • Bob

    Here’s to hoping the rear end looks better than the S90s.

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