These new updates should make the range more appealing.
Despite the bulk of its current success being accredited to its crossover range, the Swedes are not giving up on the Volvo S60 and V60 range, which includes the Cross Country. Signifying this is a light mid-cycle revision that has been applied to the luxurious sedan and wagon both inside and out for 2023.
The visual highlights are very subtle with minor revisions being made to the design of the front and rear bumper. Volvo has also introduced a new six-spoke alloy wheel option for the flagship T8 models. This is the same design that is available on the C40 and XC40 Recharge models.
There are no updates to the design within the cabin of the S60 and V60 models, but the inclusion of the brand's updated nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android-based operating software is a notable upgrade. This piece of equipment has already been introduced to the Recharge range and the Polestar 2.
This system retains the chic portrait interface but, with the added power of Android, it now has access to apps like YouTube, not to mention Google Assistant functions. On the Recharge models, the Range Assistant app is a crucial feature as it offers a more realistic indication of driving range and real-time energy consumption.
Considering Volvo's primary focus is electric-only, the internal combustion powertrains have been left untouched in the S60 and V60 models. The range starts off with the B3 which uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine driving the front wheels with 163 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.
The flagship remains the performance-oriented Recharge T8 AWD which uses the same engine with hybrid power to produce a combined output of 455 hp and 522 lb-ft. Volvo USA has not officially declared when the updated S60 and V60 range will arrive in our local market but considering that the sedan is produced in Berkeley County, South Carolina, we have no doubt an official announcement will be made soon.