With the second-generation V60 wagon already out, rendering the S60 sedan is child’s play
Volvo has chosen not to reveal the all-new V60 and S60 simultaneously, preferring to launch the more practical wagon version first at this year's Geneva Motor Show.
There will be a Volvo S60 as well, and it will debut later this year, most likely at the Paris Motor Show. Looks-wise, the S60 will be no surprise, as it will look identical with the V60 from the B-pillar forward.
That's the view these latest renderings from Christian Schulte Design are offering us, and the S60's appearance comes as no surprise. The Thor's Hammer LED headlights are front end's highlight, while the rear will get C-shaped taillights similar to those of the bigger S90 sedan.
Actually, the entire car will look like a slightly smaller S90, but that's not necessarily a problem given that the Swedish sedan is quite a looker. Under the skin, the new S60 will feature Volvo's new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), meaning it will offer a roomier interior with more space for the head, elbows, and legs, as well as a bigger boot.
The new platform will also grant the S60 access to two plug-in hybrid powertrains: a T6 Twin Engine AWD with 340 hp and a T8 Twin Engine AWD with 390 hp. The rest of the engine lineup will consist of conventional gasoline and diesel engines in the form of the T5, T6, D3, and D4 — all featuring turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder units.
As for the interior, expect the same dashboard as in the V60 dominated by the Sensus infotainment system featuring a tablet-style touchscreen display that controls the car's functions, navigation, connected services, and entertainment apps. As with the V60, the S60 will combine high-quality plastics, fabrics, wood, and leather, depending on what the customer is willing to pay.
Since we're talking about Volvo, the S60 will offer a comprehensive safety package including City Safety with Autobrake technology (it recognizes pedestrians, cyclists, and large animals), the Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system, Run-off-Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, and more.