2019 Volvo S60 Revealed at Automaker's South Carolina Plant

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, Automotive Editor - June 22, 2018

Volvo recently took the wraps off of the 2019 S60, which is an important vehicle for the automaker for a couple of reasons. First off, it's Volvo's first car that's manufactured in the US at the brand's new facility in Charleston, South Carolina. It's also the first Volvo to be sold without a diesel version.

The good news is that Volvo borrowed some styling cues from larger vehicles like the S90 to make the S60 a handsome machine. The sedan has the brand's acclaimed “Thor's Hammer” LED headlights and striking rectangular grille. The S60 doesn't share the same elongated rear end as the S90, featuring a stubbier design with C-shaped taillights.

The cabin is similarly styled to the V60 wagon with a massive tablet-styled touchscreen embedded into the dashboard. As we've come to appreciate, the sedan features upscale materials in a modern and tasteful layout. If you appreciate Volvo's current interior styling, you'll enjoy the new S60's design. The S60 sits on Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform that's shared with the V60 wagon, which should result in more interior space than the outgoing model.

As Motor Authority reports, the S60 will be available with three different powertrains when it goes on sale. The base model is the T5 that's powered by a 250-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Front-wheel drive is standard for the T5. The T6 is the next model in line and features a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter inline-four that generates 316 hp. All-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain for that model.

A T8 plug-in hybrid variant that features a 2.0-liter inline-four that's paired to an electric motor for a combined 400 hp is also available. Polestar is making a tuned version of the T8 that gets an extra 15 hp in addition to some performance-tuned brakes and suspension components. Every S60 comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

2019 Volvo S60

All of the latest tech features are offered on the S60, too. Automatic emergency braking, which Volvo refers to, as City Safety with Autobrake technology, is available on the S60. The system can recognize everything from large animals to cyclists. Volvo's adaptive cruise control system, called Pilot Assist, is also available, which can handle steering, accelerating, and braking on well-marked roads at speeds of up to 80 mph. Other tech features available on the S60 include cross-traffic alert with autobrake, Run-off Road Mitigation, and Oncoming Lane Mitigation.

Pricing for the S60, as Motor Authority claims, starts at $36,795 (including the $995 destination fee) for the T5 Momentum trim. Pricing can exceed $56,000 for a T8 plug-in hybrid Inscription model.

Consumers looking to get into a S60 through the automaker's new subscription service, Care by Volvo, can expect to pay $775 per month for a T60 Momentum model with the Premium and Multimedia packages. For $850 a month, members can get into a T6 R-Design trim with the same packages. A T8 Polestar Engineered S60 will also be available through Volvo's subscription program, but pricing for that model hasn't been announced yet.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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