Volvo S60 has been in production and on sales since the year 2000 as a replacement to the S70 and was based on the Volvo P2 platform that debuted in the year 1998 on the Volvo S80. Its had 7 engines options in petrol from 2.0ltr to 2.5ltr which also include an 2.4ltr CNG & LPG engine while only a single 2.4ltr Diesel engine option.

1st generation Volvo S60
1st Generation Volvo S60

Fun Fact – On 14 and 15 October 2000, the first-generation S60 T5 broke 18 British land speed records (including the highest average speed over a 24-hour period) for a Production Car class D (2000-3000cc) at 135.10 miles per hour (217.42 km/h) at the Millbrook Proving Ground, in Bedfordshire, UK. A joint project by Volvo and Prodrive and covered by ITV’s Driven and Car magazine.

The 2nd generation of the Volvo S60 shared a similar platform as those of the Volvo Cross Country cars called as P3 platform & was in production from 2010 to 2018.

2nd Generation Volvo S60
2nd Generation Volvo S60

And the current 3rd generation is based on the Scalable Product Architecture platform and is being sold since 2018 with the following engine options in the international market:-

Volvo S60 2019 Powertrain
EnginePetrol: 2.0L turbo I4 2.0L twincharged I4 Hybrid: 2.0L twincharged I4 Diesel: 2.0L turbo I4 2.0L twin-turbo I4
Electric motorPermanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (T6/T8 Twin Engine)
Transmission8-speed Aisin TG-81SC automatic 8-speed Aisin TG-81SD automatic
Hybrid drivetrainPlug-in hybrid
Battery9.2 kWh (33 MJ) lithium-ion battery
Volvo S60 2019 Powertrain
3rd Generation of Volvo S60
3rd Generation of Volvo S60

In 2021, Volvo will be introducing an all new Volvo S60, the 4th generation, in the Indian Market which will have only 1 variant with an 2.0ltr Petrol engine matted to an 8 speed automatic that produces 190hp and has 300 Nm Torque.

Volvo S60 2021 comes with 2 unique features.

  1. 3 Keys
    1. Orange Key – Enables you to set a speed limit on the car.  
    1. Water proof Key – In case you plan to take the car keys for a swim.
    1. Regular Key.
  2. Pilot Assists

The new Interiors of the 2021 Volvo S60 will have

  1. All Black interior.
  2. Harman/kardon
  3. 4 zone climate control
  4. 9-inch touch screen that has a feature to help split your screen and hence allows to use Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay
  5. AC vents in the centre as well as on the B pillars for the rear passenger

Other features

  1. Active bending LED headlamps
  2. Auto Wipers
  3. 4 zone climate control
  4. Panoramic sunroof
  5. 12.3-inch digital instruments screen
  6. powered front seats with memory
  7. 9.0-inch touchscreen
  8. apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  9. Harman Kardon sound system
  10. Adaptive cruise control
  11. Lane keep assist
  12. Semi-autonomous driving aid
  13. front & rear parking sensors
  14. 6 Airbags
  15. Tire pressure monitor
  16. Rear view camera
  17. satellite navigation
  18. wireless phone charging

 Volvo cars might not have that punchy and powerful engines that an 30 lac car should have to meet the current demand but when it comes to safety and features we think none of the competition would even rank close to an Volvo.

The Volvo S60 2021 is scheduled to be launched in the first half of 2021 and will compete with BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Jaguar XE & Audi A4 (Discontinued).

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