Volvo Cars launch new Usa-made S60 sports sedan
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.