The Swedish automaker Volvo is coming up with yet another luxury car Volvo S60. The S60 is speculated to have enormous similarities with its sibling S90 model from Volvo. However, it plans to offer a lot more to its buyers in terms of appearance, luxury and ride experience. The ample engine options allow for the personalized touch to the car. Even the fuel economy offered is taken to impress the market.
2019 Volvo S60 Engine
The 2019 Volvo S60 will be powered by many optional engines including 2.0 liter four cylinder diesel engine, 2.0 liter four cylinder petrol engine and 1.5 liter three cylinder petrol engine. There could be an additional plug-in hybrid model or a pure electric variant in the making as well because of the use of SPA platform as it allows for electrification. These will be coupled with six or eight speed auto-manual or automatic transmission. The car would run on a front wheel drive platform as standard. However, all wheel drive platform will be kept optional. The T8 Twin Engine Hybrid System that Volvo currently offers on high pricing involves a petrol motor that powers the front wheels and an electric motor that powers the rear axle. The same concept could be seen in the upcoming S60 from Volvo. The expected fuel efficiency from the petrol or diesel engine is going to be approximately 27 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on highways.
2019 Volvo S60 Exteriors
The 2019 Volvo S60 will be built on the universal SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) chassis which features extensive use of light alloys. The appearance of the upcoming S60 will be similar to the S90 model. The front fascia will be boasting an authentic radiator grille in the picturization of vertical lines. The headlights and taillights have undergone a complete makeover with smooth finishing and sloping edges. The Thor’s hammer LED headlamps will be rewarding a distinct look to the front. The rear lights have been a framed as large plates being halfway on the cargo door. The next generation car is huge with a length of 4635 mm, the width of 1585 mm and a height of 1484 mm. It offers a good ground clearance of 140 mm. The light materials used in its build up has disposed of it a weight of 1450 kgs.
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2019 Volvo S60 Interiors
The interior will be given a premium look with high quality materials on the use and whipped finishing. There would be simple looking soft plastics on the utility areas, leather covering on seats and upholstery and polished wood finishing on the door panels and display bars. The seats are expected to be comfortable and accommodating. However, experts feel its best for 4 passengers rather than five. The seats will come equipped with lateral support and an effective heating system. The front seats will also offer massage systems. There will be a 9 inch touch facilitated display screen that would make the drive easier and entertaining for the driver. This would allow for digital radio connectivity and voice control. There will be an additional application for Volvo On Call smartphone.
2019 Volvo S60 Safety Features
The Pilot Assist Semi Autonomous system anticipated in the 2019 Volvo S60 would allow for independent handling of the car on roads. The electronic system of the car would operate comfortably at a speed of up to 130 km/hr in situations of less crowded traffic. The sensors embarked all around the car would assist in continuous assessment and activate the braking system as per need. The sensors are quite precise and can swiftly distinguish between a vehicle, a pedestrian, a cyclist or an animal.
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2019 Volvo S60 Release Date
The Volvo S60 is expected to be introduced in 2018 and arrive with the merchants in the spring of 2019. It will be manufactured and exported globally from Berkeley County in South Carolina, USA. The Sedan will be followed by the Wagon and a taller Cross Country variant in 2019.