Volvo USA has launched the third-generation S60 sedan at prices starting from US$ 35,800.
The S60 is the first Volvo to be offered without an option of a diesel engine. The car comes with a choice of 3 petrol engines – a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine producing 247 or 250 BHP and 350 Nm of torque, a 2.0-litre, turbocharged and supercharged engine developing 306 or 316 BHP and 400 Nm of torque, and the same engine combined with an electric motor (plug-in hybrid) making 385 BHP or 395 and 500 Nm of torque. A Polestar option is also available on the top variant, which bumps up the power to 399 BHP and torque to 430 Nm. All engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. All variants get an all-wheel drive system, except for the base (T5) variant. The car also gets an optional pilot assist system that Volvo claims can take over the steering, acceleration and braking of the car at speeds up to 128 km/h. The S60 supports auto braking at city speeds for collision mitigation, run-off road mitigation, steering assistant, lane assistant, and cross traffic alert.
The Volvo has also inaugurated its first American plant in which the S60 will be built. It is located outside Charleston, South Carolina. The company also launched a subscription-based model called Care, which will offer Volvo cars at a flat monthly fee inclusive of insurance, routine maintenance and no down payment.