Volvo Cars launch new Usa-made S60 sports sedan

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Volvo has re­vealed the new S60 mid-size pre­mium sports sedan at the com­pany’s first US man­u­fac­tur­ing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The new S60 is the first Volvo car made in the US. The new S60 is the first Volvo car to be sold with­out a diesel of­fer­ing, sig­nalling the com­pany’s in­dus­try-lead­ing com­mit­ment to elec­tri­fi­ca­tion and a long-term fu­ture be­yond the tra­di­tional com­bus­tion en­gine. In 2017 Volvo Cars was the first global car maker to an­nounce its strat­egy that from 2019 all new mod­els will be elec­tri­fied.

Volvo’s New Zealand gen­eral man­ager Coby Dug­gan says the new S60 is the ve­hi­cle is ex­pected to land in New Zealand in the sec­ond half of 2019. “The strik­ing new S60 will build on the re­cent suc­cesses of the Volvo SUV fam­ily, bring­ing the brand’s uniquely

Scan­di­na­vian ap­proach to de­sign, in­tu­itive tech­nol­ogy, class-lead­ing safety and ad­vanced pow­er­trains to the pre­mium sedan cat­e­gory which will set it apart in one of the in­dus­try’s most chal­leng­ing com­pet­i­tive seg­ments,” he says. Two tur­bocharged and su­per­charged plug-in hy­brid petrol en­gines will be avail­able in the new S60: Volvo’s T6 Twin En­gine AWD plug-in hy­brid that gen­er­ates a com­bined 340hp, and the award-win­ning T8 Twin En­gine AWD plug-in hy­brid that de­liv­ers 400hp. Volvo’s proven T5 and T6 petrol en­gines will be avail­able at launch. Elec­tri­fied ver­sions of the new S60 also of­fer a per­for­mance han­dling up­grade called Polestar En­gi­neered – de­vel­oped by Volvo Cars’ elec­tric per­for­mance arm, Polestar. Polestar En­gi­neered is avail­able ex­clu­sively on the T8 Twin En­gine plug-in hy­brid and is a com­plete of­fer that up­grades the car’s wheels, brakes, sus­pen­sion and en­gine con­trol unit.

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