2021 Volvo S60 Sedan
The third-generation Volvo S60 sedan has finally reached our shores after a long wait. Slated to be launched in March 2021, this new-gen Volvo sedan is an impressive car and it will be positioned below the S90. Built on the company's scalable product architecture (SPA) platform the new S60 is stylish, feature-packed and has the potential to shake things up in its segment.
The overall design of the S60 is typically Volvo. Classy and understated! Yes, it does bear resemblance to the bigger S90 and that is honestly not a bad thing at all.
Up ahead you get a beautiful hood with a downward curve which joins into the familial Volvo grille and the sleek LED headlights with Volvo's signature Thor's hammer LED daytime running lights.
The new Volvo S60 gets a racy, sports-sedan like silhouette, with clean character lines and the slight flare above the rear wheels that make the car look proportionate and pleasing to the eye.
The rear is accentuated by the C-shaped LED taillights and the clean, somewhat sedate design gels well with the overall sporty look of the car. Overall, the S60 continues to be a handsome-looking car. Dare I say, the best-looking car in the segment!
Get inside the cabin and you see that the elegant affair continues. The white and beige interior of the S60 is nicely done, makes use of premium materials and the fit and finish is top-notch as well.
The 9-inch Sensus touchscreen is the same as seen on other Volvo cars, and it is easy to use and offers crisp, tactile feedback. The touchscreen itself is capacitive and feels good to use but it may not be the most convenient to use while driving, because the menu itself is exhaustive.
The S60 gets a 2.0-litre petrol engine couple with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The 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.
The Volvo S60 has a stately demeanour. It feels refined and the engine is more tuned for relaxed, comfort cruising rather than spirited driving. There are three drive modes on offer, which are Comfort, Eco and Dynamic.
The S60 gets 7 airbags along with a host of safety systems which include city safety assist, lane-keeping assist and so on. Plus, the front seats are built in a way that they mitigate whiplash in case the car gets hit from behind. They are energy absorbent too, which protects your spine in case of hard jolts.
The Volvo S60 is a handsome looking car and is decently specced in terms of features too. The S60 offers good performance. Volvo will launch the S60 in March 2021 and bookings for the car will begin in Jan 2021