Volvo S60, the compact sedan made its global debut in 2000 and is currently in its second generation after it underwent the knife in 2010. In India the vehicle was launched in March 2011.
The Volvo S60 comes with three different variants Kinetic D4, Summum D4 and Summum D5 and eight colours namely Ember Black Metallic, Vibrant Copper Metallic, Electric Silver Metallic, Flamenco Red Metallic, Silver Metallic, Ice White, Passion Red and Caspian Blue Metallic.
The Volvo S60 Kinetic D4 and Summum D4 are equipped with In-line 5 cylinder Turbo Diesel engine which can churn out maximum power of 163 HP @ 3500 rpm and maximum torque of 400 NM while the Summum D5 is powered by In-line 5 cylinder Twin Turbo Diesel engine. The Summum D5 can churn out maximum power of 215 HP @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 440 NM. All the variants have automatic 6-speed FWD transmission. The speed limit in the Kinetic D4 and Summum D4 is 215km/h while in the Summum D5 the speed limit is 225 km/h.
The vehicle has a length of 4628 mm, height of 1484 mm, width of 2097 mm, wheel base of 2776 mm, and ground clearance of 136 mm.
The exterior of the vehicle has an attractive look. If looked out for rating it is definitely 7 out of 10 for a perfect executive class sedan. The stylish sedan has Volvo DNA lamps with active bending lights, bright decor side windows, heated and electrically adjustable outside mirrors, retractable outside rear view mirrors etc.
What one could expect from an executive class sedan, Volvo S60 has it all. Enter inside and you will notice the lavish space and premium design leather seats that is sure to give you a sense of luxury. The Kinetic D4 has Shimmer Graphite Aluminium Decor Inlays while the Summum D4 and D5 have Urbane Wood Decor Inlays. The driver’s seat is power adjustable with memory for seat and ext mirrors. The passengers’ seat in the Kinetic D4 variant is 6 ways mechanically adjustable while in the Summum D4 and D5 is power adjustable seats. The car has a 3 spoke leather steering wheel with mounted audio controls. For entertainment purpose the Volvo S60 is loaded with high performance audio system with single CD player & MP3 Decoder with 5” screen in the kinetic D4 variant and Single DVD Player& MP3 Decoder with 7” Screen in the Summum D4 and D5 variants. It also has AUX/USB/Bluetooth Handsfree & Audio streaming and remote controls. Other features of the car includes air quality system, electronic climate control, electronically heated rear windows, sunroof, automatically dimmed inner mirror, rear armrest with cup-holders and storage, sun curtain, rear window, parking ticket holder, storage in front doors and centre console etc.
The Volvo S60 is equipped with some of the excellent safety features present in the segment like torque vectoring control, dynamic stability traction control (DSTC), advanced stability control, antilock brake system, drive away release, electrical parking brake, 2 step airbags (driver/passengers side), SIPS airbags and inflatable curtains, whiplash protection, front seats, pyrotechnical pretensioners (front & rear), cut off switch passenger airbag, emergency brake assist, emergency brake light (flashing) and intelligent driver information system. Some other locking and securities systems includes basic alarm with interior movement sensor, key integrated remote control, central locking, personal car communicator with keyless drive, power child lock in the rear doors, private locking (Trunk), tempered side windows and laminated side windows & water repellent.
Overall the vehicle is outstanding in whatever features you seek for. Be it the engine, design, looks, comfort or safety, it has all. The only disadvantage is the less numbers of service stations.