The new Volvo S60 will officially debut in South Carolina this summer.
For the first in nearly decade, the Volvo V60 was finally given a long overdue redesign, arriving with sleek styling and supreme safety tech while riding on the same Scalable Product Architecture as the V90. The stylish wagon recently made its world debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, where we got a closer look inside and instantly fell in love with Volvo’s "Vinyl City Weave” interior. Of course, now that the new V60 has debuted, it’s only a matter of time before its sedan sibling, the S60, breaks cover.
Volvo has already confirmed the new S60 will debut in the summer, but a new leaked image gives us an early preview of the stylish sedan. Posted by Swedish site Teknikens Värld, the leaked image gives us a glimpse of the new S60 from the rear. Unsurprisingly, it essentially looks like shrunken S90, just as the V60 resembles a downsized V90. Volvo’s Volvo's CEO Håkan Samuelsson also recently posted a photo of a prototype S60 shown from the front on Twitter, which again looks very similar to the new V60. The Swedish automaker’s Senior vice president Lex Kerssemakers recently confirmed the new S60 will be revealed in South Carolina this summer.
That may sound like an unusual venue to host the debut of a Swedish sedan, but this is the location of Volvo’s new factory, where the new S60 will be built. Volvo is adopting a Russian doll design philosophy for its range, so expect the S60 to be both visually and mechanically similar to the V60. This means the cabin will also carry over, so fans of Volvo’s Vinyl City Weave interior will happily rejoice. Powertrains inherited from the V60 should include a T5 FWD producing 250 horsepower, a T6 AWD with 316 hp, and a few plug-in hybrid options in Europe. The current S60 packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged T5 with 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque, while the more powerful T6 engine produces 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.