Prices and full specification details have been announced for the all-new Volvo S60 models. Prices range from £23,295 for the D3 ES (163PS) up to £36,745 for the top-of-the-range T6 AWD SE Lux Geartronic Premium. Orders can be placed now ahead of the car's arrival in dealer showrooms in July, with first customer deliveries in August.
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 and one petrol engine. The newly- developed five-cylinder 2.0-litre D3 engine produces 163hp and 400Nm of torque. With a manual gearbox, fuel consumption is up to 54.3mpg (EU Combined, preliminary figure). The now-familiar twin-turbo D5 powerplant produces 205hp and 420Nm of torque and accelerates from 0-62mph in 7.8 seconds. In the guise of the new S60, the D5 engine delivers fuel consumption of 53.3mpg (EU Combined).
The high-performance derivative in the S60 range is the T6 which benefits from the newly-enhanced 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine that generates 304hp and 440 Nm of torque. This engine powers the car from zero to 62mph in just 6.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 155 mph, while still offering fuel consumption of 28.5mpg (EU Combined).
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 21mph. 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 21mph.
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 £1,3501.
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 19mph 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.
ES, SE and SE Lux
All new Volvo S60's 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.
Customers can specify three equipment levels, including the new entry-level ES trim. Although the entry point into the range, it still benefits from all the standard equipment listed above as well as Performance Sound Audio System, Textile upholstery, 16" alloy wheels and Charcoal trim.
The SE trim level starts from £25,295 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 £27,095 (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.
To further enhance these already comprehensive specifications, a Premium Pack upgrade is available on SE and SE Lux trim levels which adds leather-faced upholstery, satellite navigation system, DAB Digital Radio and High Performance Multimedia audio system to the car.
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 £1,250 on SE and SE Lux and £1,450 on ES.
There is also an exterior styling kit which enhances the sporty appearance of the all-new Volvo S60. The kit incorporates front and rear skid plates, two frames in the lower valence, side scuff plates and exhaust tailpipe finishers and costs £1,150 including dealer fitment and VAT.
All-new Volvo S60
D3 (163 PS) ES
D5 (205 PS) ES
D3 (163 PS) SE
D3 (163 PS) SE Premium
D5 (205 PS) SE
D5 (205 PS) SE Premium
T6 AWD (304 PS) SE Geartronic Premium
D3 (163 PS) SE Lux
D3 (163 PS) SE Lux Premium
D5 (205 PS) SE Lux
D5 (205 PS) SE Lux Premium
T6 AWD (304 PS) SE Lux Geartronic Premium
Notes to editors
1 If the Pedestrian Detection option is specified on an ES model then the customer must also purchase the rain sensor for £150.
2 The all-new S60 also gets a new Infotainment system that integrates information from the audio unit, navigation system, mobile phone and other functions into a five- or seven-inch colour screen in the upper part of the centre console. The screen is in a high position to make it easy for the driver to keep their eyes on the road.
All the functions can be controlled from the steering wheel or via controls located directly below the colour screen. In addition there is a separate remote control for passengers to use. Integrated navigation with voice control is available as an option, as is the possibility of using Bluetooth to connect the driver's own mobile phone to the car's infotainment system.
For further information on the all-new Volvo S60 please see the press release titled "ALL-NEW VOLVO S60 MAKES ITS WORLD DEBUT AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW" issued on 2 March 2010