Top 5 Highlights: 2021 Volvo S60 Facelift
- The Volvo S60 has got subtle updates in its design and styling.
- The cabin feels premium and it is loaded to the brim with features.
- It is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder motor.
The 2021 Volvo S60 is a new model ground-up and completes the 60-series family of Volvo in India along-side the XC60. It is positioned below Volvo's flagship sedan- the S90. It has got subtle updates in its design and styling while the cabin feels a bit more premium now, courtesy new features and updated materials. In India, the Volvo S60 goes up against the newly launched Audi A4 facelift, BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Here are the car's top 5 highlights.
Platform & Safety
We just cannot start talking about a Volvo without stressing on its safety aspect. The new S60 is built on Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform and gets a five-star rating from Euro NCAP. The new S60 shares safety technology and infotainment system with the top-of-the-line 90 Series cars and the XC60. Volvo says that the new S60 one of the safest cars on the road.
As far as the drivetrains are concerned, the S60 gets a 2.0-litre petrol engine couple with an 8-speed automatic gearbox for now. Globally, the car gets the 2.0-litre engine in more powerful state of tune and then there's a hybrid model on offer as well. The 2.0-litre engine makes 187 bhp and 300 Nm of peak torque, which are reasonable numbers. Although we hope Volvo brings in a sportier engine option for the S60 in the future.
In typical Volvo fashion, the S60 gets a 9-inch vertically mounted Sensus touchscreen, which can be used to operate all functions of the car and is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The car gets seven airbags along with a host of safety systems which include city safety assist, run-off mitigation, oncoming lane mitigation and so on. The car also gets autobrake technology which helps the driver to avoid potential collisions. It is the only system on the market which can detect pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.