The new S60 Reviews
Design wise the Volvo S60 sticks faithfully to the winning formula Volvo has established over the last three years, but it isn’t quite a shrunken S90, with its much shorter overhangs, lipped bootlid and racy standard bodykit hinting that this is a car Volvo is aiming squarely at people who want to drive.
The dashboard layout is neat, the steering wheel is wonderfully plush and trimmed with soft leather, the metals and plastics are all top quality and it all centres around a slick and sharp looking 9.3-inch portrait touchscreen.
"Looks sharp inside and out, Strong on quality" - Auto Trader
The S60 is Volvo’s answer to popular compact executive saloons like the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class, and differentiates itself from the rest with its cool, individual style and its plentiful technology, not to mention Volvo’s impressive reputation for safety.
Why Buy? Because you want your executive car to be a little bit different to the ones everyone else drives, and you want it to have its own style and identity. Also because you value quality, technology and generous equipment, along with the peace of mind that you’re probably driving one of the safest cars on the road.
In this class it’s fresh and exciting – and, let’s face it, instantly desirable to behold – but the third-generation S60 nevertheless feels familiar. Audi, BMW and Mercedes could all learn a thing or two from Volvo about fusing comfort with control. Design, too.
"2019 Volvo S60 first drive review: Familiar formula with a twist" - CNET
At first blush, it's easy to write off the 2019 S60 as yet another take on Volvo's familiar formula. But look closer, spend some more time with this svelte Swedish sedan, and you'll see that, in many ways, it represents the best of what Volvo has to offer.
Nicely appointed, super stylish and fitted with the best seats in the business. The S60's cabin is pure Volvo.
"Everything we've come to love about new-age Volvos in a smaller size" - Top Gear
This S60 is the Swedes’ seventh all-new car since 2014, though the cynical among you might suggest such turnover is easy when all your cars look the same. Indeed, if you’re not sold on the way the styling of the XC90 (or V90, or S90, or XC60…), you won’t be keen on this. We happen to think it looks flipping fantastic – clean and classy without being boring, in a world where the BMW 3 Series manages the opposing trick of being fussy yet dull.
It’s a cracking looking car, the S60, and it does everything pretty well: it drives sharply given its FWD core, it’s comfy and cosseting inside, and there’s a shedload of tech on board.
Colour: the new white
A new appreciation of colour is helping to redefine Scandinavian design, with white, grey and black supplemented by bold colours. It’s all about individual expression, as the new Volvo XC40 proves.
In the driving seat
Volvo Cars senior vice president of design, Robin Page, reveals how minimalist Scandinavian design and Swedish craftsmanship combine in the new S60. The result, he says, is a luxurious interior that’s been designed to put an emphasis on driving.
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