with plug-in hybrid powertrain and new trim levels
Volvo extends S60 range
• Volvo's premium mid-size S60 saloon now features eagerly awaited 390hp T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain, available exclusively in R-Design Plus trim
• Existing T5 petrol engine now available in new R-Design Plus and Inscription Plus trim levels
• Inscription Plus features modern Swedish luxury, with premium materials including Nappa leather upholstery for the heated and cooled seats, and Driftwood interior inlays
• R-Design Plus focuses on dynamic style and cutting-edge technology, with high-gloss black exterior trim, sports seats, steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles and a head-up display
• T5 R-Design Plus versions also get lower, stiffer suspension settings
• T8 Twin Engine R-Design Plus and T5 Inscription Plus versions get more comfort-oriented suspension
• Standard equipment includes touchscreen and voice-activated control system, adaptive LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, hands-free boot opening, sat-nav and Volvo's City Safety autonomous emergency braking system
• S60 priced from £37,935 on the road (T5 R-Design Plus), while company car tax costs are from only £212 a month
• T5 R-Design Plus available from £299 a month on PCH finance
• T8 Twin Engine versions start at £49,805 on the road
• Full details of 405hp S60 T8 Polestar Engineered variant to be announced shortly
Volvo has extended its S60 range – the third generation of the firm's premium mid-size saloon – to incorporate further powertrain choices and equipment grades, including an all-wheel-drive petrol-electric hybrid and a trim level that focuses on luxury and craftmanship.
Electrifying hybrid powertrain
The existing T5 turbocharged 250hp petrol unit has been joined by an all-wheel-drive T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain, combining a 303hp petrol engine with an 87hp electric motor for a total output of 390hp. Performance is suitably electrifying, with 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds.
The T8 Twin Engine's 11.8kWh battery provides an electric-only range of up to 36 miles, with CO2 emissions from just 39g/km. Fuel economy (on the WLTP combined cycle) is up to 176.5mpg.
Like the T5, the T8 Twin Engine uses a Volvo Drive-E petrol engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Dynamic or new luxurious trim levels
The R-Design Edition launch trim has been replaced by R-Design Plus and is joined by the new Inscription Plus variant.
R-Design Plus is designed to provide a more focused driving experience, thanks to (on T5 versions) stiffer springs, faster-responding monotube dampers, thicker anti-roll bars and a 12mm lower ride height (petrol-electric hybrid R-Design Plus variants come with the standard suspension settings). Other R-Design Plus highlights include a head-up display, gearshift paddles, high-gloss black exterior trim elements, a choice of 18-, 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels, Metal Mesh aluminium interior inlays and part-leather sports seats.
Inscription Plus trim is for those who appreciate their high-end luxuries. The exterior features chrome trim along with a different design of alloy wheels, projecting exclusivity and refined Scandinavian style. Inside, fine Nappa full-leather upholstery and beautifully crafted details such as the Driftwood décor inlays reward the senses. Inscription Plus versions also benefit from cooled seats, on top of the heated seats of other S60s.
Suspension tailored to your preference
The S60 can now be fitted with adaptive dampers. This system allows you to select the firmness of the suspension to tailor the car's dynamics to the road surface or your personal preference. Known as Active Four-C Chassis, the adaptive dampers are optional on T5 R-Design Plus and Inscription Plus versions and are controlled via the S60's standard Drive Mode settings, which also alter the responses of the engine, automatic gearbox, steering, brakes and climate control system.
S60 in context
The S60 brings all the dynamic ability, ground-breaking technology and striking Scandinavian design from the company's latest models to the premium mid-size saloon segment. It is built at Volvo's new Charleston plant in South Carolina, USA, on Volvo's SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform, which also underpins the award-winning S90, V60, V90, XC60 and XC90. It is the first modern Volvo to be sold without a diesel engine, signalling the company's industry-leading commitment to electrification and a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine. As you'd expect from a Volvo, it also offers cutting-edge collision-avoidance and occupant-protection technology.
Commenting on the S60 range expansion, Matt Galvin, Sales Director of Volvo Car UK, said: "The S60's spring launch couldn't have gone better. The high-specification R-Design Edition variants were extremely well received by both customers and retailers. Now, with R-Design Plus and Inscription Plus, we can offer the choice of a more focused driving experience or something more luxurious – qualities that resonate strongly with private owners and business users in the premium mid-size saloon market.
"Add the petrol-electric plug-in hybrid T8 Twin Engine to the mix and we're sure the extended S60 range will make a significant contribution to Volvo Car UK's continued sales success."
The expanded S60 range is available to buy now, priced from £37,935 on the road for the T5 R-Design Plus. Company car tax costs are from just £212 a month for a 20% taxpayer for the same version, while PCH finance payments are from £299 a month (based on an initial rental of £5,062, an 18-month contract and 10,000 miles per annum; excess mileage charges apply).
The T8 Twin Engine R-Design Plus is £49,805 on the road, while its tax-efficient petrol-electric drivetrain means a 40% taxpayer would pay just £265 in company car tax a month.
The S60 range will soon be joined by a 405hp T8 Polestar Engineered version, full details of which will be announced shortly.
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Volvo adds 'big data' to every new car it sells in the UK
• Volvo Car UK makes a major advance in in-car connectivity, information, entertainment and safety, installing a data SIM card as standard in all new models
• Vodafone SIM card allows car and occupants to be fully connected, with a WiFi hotspot, access to apps, real-time traffic information and safety alerts
• Access to up to 100GB of data, independent of the user's own SIM-enabled devices
• Operation is seamless across 42 European countries and territories
• Enhanced connectivity is available for up to 12 months for no extra charge on top of the car's initial purchase price
• Initial usage contract lasts one year, after which the customer has the option to extend the agreement and continue to use the service by way of purchasing a data plan from Vodafone
• SIM card available on all Model Year 2020 Volvo models, with a simple retro-fit option for those already purchased
Volvo Car UK is boosting its in-car connectivity offering by fitting a data SIM card as standard to all its new models. The feature is being introduced on all Model Year 2020 cars from today, and can be retro-fitted with ease to any that have already been delivered to customers.
The SIM card allows the driver and their passengers to be fully connected at all times, with access to 100GB of data for up to one year, making this the longest and most generous Vodafone plan currently offered by a car maker in the UK. What's more, this facility is available for the first 12 months for no extra cost on top of the car's initial purchase price.
Operation of the SIM card, which is supported by Vodafone, is independent of any of the occupants' own SIM-equipped devices, so there is no impact on their personal or business data usage, or device's battery charge.
The provision of an integrated SIM card brings multiple benefits in terms of access to entertainment and information apps, Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) for efficient journey planning, and cutting-edge connected safety services. Users also benefit from a stronger signal while on the move, since reception is through their car's antenna.
The SIM card creates an on-board WiFi hotspot that can be used by up to eight devices. This makes life easier and more enjoyable for everyone on board – especially those customers with children, who can keep themselves entertained on long drives by streaming music or movies, or playing online games. It also gives seamless access to all the native information and entertainment apps that are built into the car's Sensus touchscreen system, including Spotify, TuneIn, Google Local Search, Yelp, Park and Pay, Record & Send, Glympse, Weather and WikiLocation.
It allows Real Time Traffic Information to be gathered and viewed on the navigation screen, keeping you up to date on incidents and delays, and provided with efficient re-routing options for your programmed journeys. Further convenience is provided by over-the-air updates for the Sensus system's navigation maps and apps.
Automatic roaming covers 42 European countries and overseas territories, so performance is uninterrupted on any long, cross-continental drives.
As part of Volvo's industry-leading commitment to safety, the SIM card also enables alerts to be received and transmitted when a similarly connected (Volvo) car's hazard lights are triggered nearby, or slippery road surfaces are encountered. By sharing information in real time via a cloud-based network, Volvo cars can give drivers early warnings about potentially dangerous conditions ahead, reducing the risk of an accident.
For customers who have already taken delivery of a Model Year 2020 Volvo, the SIM card can be installed at the next workshop visit upon request, or they can contact their retailer to organise a convenient time for the necessary work to be done.
Kristian Elvefors, Volvo Car UK Managing Director, said: "Being connected is a hugely important part of modern life, and in-car connectivity brings a whole host of benefits in terms of entertainment, information, journey planning and safety while on the move. By fitting a data SIM card to every new Volvo, we are ensuring that our customers can enjoy the cutting-edge technology in our cars to the full, while also making their lives easier and more enjoyable."
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