- All-new Volvo S60 starts from €32,250* (D3 S)
- Four luxury specification levels – S, ES, SE and SE Lux
- Ground-breaking Pedestrian Detection technology including ACC with Distance Alert, Queue Assist and Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake available as an option
- 2 low emission diesel engines at launch, with additional engines added to the range in Q4 2010 and Q1 2011
- Arriving in Irish dealer showrooms in August and available to order now
Prices and full specification details have been announced for the all-new Volvo S60 models. Prices start from €32,250 for the D3 S (163PS) with the D5 SE Lux Geartronic (205PS) topping the range. Orders can be placed now ahead of the car's arrival in dealer showrooms in August, with first customer deliveries in September.
The all-new S60 is a four-door coupé; sportier and more distinct than any previous Volvo and it promises excellent driving dynamics in its design. To deliver on this visual promise, and to give the highest levels of driving enjoyment, the chassis team have refined every single detail that influences a car's driving properties and fine-tuned the driving experience to offer the most dynamic driving characteristics ever seen before on a Volvo.
The all-new S60 range will be available with a choice of two diesels at launch. The newly- developed five-cylinder 2.0-litre D3 engine produces 163hp and 400Nm of torque. With a manual gearbox, fuel consumption is 5.1l/ 100km (54.3mpg) (EU Combined, preliminary figure). At just 139g/ km of CO² the D3 falls into Band B, resulting in an annual road tax charge of €156 and a VRT rate of 16%.
The now-familiar twin-turbo D5 powerplant produces 205hp and 420Nm of torque and accelerates from 0-100kph in 7.8 seconds. In the guise of the new S60, the D5 engine delivers fuel consumption of 5.4l/ 100km (53.3mpg) (EU Combined). This equates to a CO² of 144g/ km and Band C (€302 Road Tax).
Ground-breaking Pedestrian Detection technology with Full Auto Brake
The all-new Volvo S60 features the ground-breaking Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake system. Pedestrian Detection consists of a newly developed radar unit integrated into the car's grille, a camera fitted in front of the interior rear-view mirror, and a central control unit. The radar's task is to detect any object in front of the car and to determine the distance to it. The camera's role is to determine what type of object it is. The full auto brake part of the technology also responds to vehicles in front of the S60 that are at a standstill or moving in the same direction.
The camera has a higher resolution than the previous-generation auto brake unit which now makes it possible to detect the pedestrian's pattern of movement. In addition, the newly-developed dual-mode radar has a significantly wider field of vision so that even pedestrians who might be about to step into the road can be detected.
In an emergency situation, the driver first receives an audible warning combined with a flashing light in the windscreen's head-up display. In order to generate an immediate, intuitive reaction, this warning resembles a brake light. At the same time, the car's brakes are pre-charged. If the driver does not react to the warning and an accident is imminent, full braking power is automatically applied. Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake can avoid a collision with a pedestrian at speeds of up to 35 kph. At higher vehicle speeds, the system's focus is on reducing the car's speed as much as possible prior to the impact, with the speed falling by up to 35 kph.
Pedestrian Detection combined with ACC (adaptive cruise control) with Distance Alert, Queue Assist and Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake is available as an option on the all-new Volvo S60 for €1,596¹.
The highest levels of standard safety technology
Standard features on new S60 models include all the safety systems customers have come to expect from Volvo, including City Safety. First seen on the XC60, City Safety automatically brakes the vehicle from speeds up to 30 kph if the car in front stops. In addition, DSTC (dynamic stability and traction control), WHIPS (Whiplash Protection System), SIPS (Side Impact Protection System) and Inflatable Curtain airbags that protect the driver and occupants are all standard.
S, ES, SE and SE Lux
Customers can specify four equipment levels, including the new entry-level S trim. Although the entry point into the range, it still benefits from all the safety equipment listed above as well as Air Conditioning, Performance Sound Audio System and Textile upholstery.
All new Volvo S60's from the ES specification benefit from standard features including Electronic Climate Control, Cruise Control, 5" colour screen as part of the new Infotainment system2, Information Centre, floor mats, Passenger Airbag Cut-Off Switch, steering wheel remote audio controls, alloy wheels and leather steering wheel and gear stick. It is priced at just €1,500 above the S specification, €33,750 for the D3 engine.
The SE trim level is priced at €36,500 for the D3 engine and maintains all the standard equipment in the ES alongside Tylosand textile/Vinyl upholstery, Shimmer Graphite aluminium trim, watch dials, Auto Dimming rear view mirror, Autofolding Power Door Mirrors with Puddle Lights, rain sensor, High Performance Sound System, Bluetooth, Rear Park Assist and 17" alloy wheels.
Starting from €39,050 (D3), the top-of-the-range SE Lux combines the ES and SE specifications and incorporates Power Drivers Seat & Memory, leather-faced upholstery, Active Bending Lights and headlamp cleaning.
Options and Accessories
The all-new Volvo S60 is available with a wide variety of options and accessories including Satellite Navigation, heated front seats, 6 x CD Player, sunroof, Rear Seat Entertainment and Geartronic transmission.
Some options have been conveniently grouped together to provide a cost-effective option package. The Driver Support Pack includes Pedestrian Detection combined with ACC (adaptive cruise control) with Distance Alert, Queue Assist and Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake, plus Lane Departure Warning with Driver Alert, Autofolding Power Door Mirrors with Puddle Lights and BLIS (Blind Spot Information System). This pack costs €2,250.
Descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars' Ireland's car range. Described features might be optional. Vehicle specifications may be altered without prior notification.
|D3 (163 PS) S
|D3 (163 PS) ES
|D5 (205 PS) ES
|D3 (163 PS) SE
|D5 (205 PS) SE
|D3 (163 PS) SE Lux
|D5 (205 PS) SE Lux