The Truth About Cars » s60 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 20:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Polestar Pinnacle: Volvo Launches its Quickest Models Ever http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/polestar-pinnacle-volvo-launches-quickest-models-ever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/polestar-pinnacle-volvo-launches-quickest-models-ever/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 17:30:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1316538 Volvo set a corporate high-water mark for speed today by launching two new Polestar models, each with enough power to make a tenured Vermont professor blush. Dropping two cylinders while gaining 22 horsepower, the upgraded S60 and V60 Polestars are part of Volvo’s effort to boost the visibility of its performance division. The 2.0-liter Drive-E […]

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Volvo set a corporate high-water mark for speed today by launching two new Polestar models, each with enough power to make a tenured Vermont professor blush. Dropping two cylinders while gaining 22 horsepower, the upgraded S60 and V60 Polestars are part of Volvo’s effort to boost the visibility of its performance division. The 2.0-liter Drive-E […]

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2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country Review – The Sport Utility… Sedan? [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-volvo-s60-cross-country-review-sport-utility-sedan-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-volvo-s60-cross-country-review-sport-utility-sedan-video/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1206657 I understand the logic behind the modern crossover, especially in Sweden. Sweden’s 360,000 mile network of public and private roads is only 30-percent paved. That leaves some 252,000 miles of unpaved glory to explore. This high percentage of unpaved roads explains why Volvos have long had reasonable ground clearance, why the Swedes invented the headlamp […]

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I understand the logic behind the modern crossover, especially in Sweden. Sweden’s 360,000 mile network of public and private roads is only 30-percent paved. That leaves some 252,000 miles of unpaved glory to explore. This high percentage of unpaved roads explains why Volvos have long had reasonable ground clearance, why the Swedes invented the headlamp […]

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Volvo More than Doubles US Polestar Allocation for 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/volvo-more-than-doubles-us-polestar-allocation-for-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/volvo-more-than-doubles-us-polestar-allocation-for-2016/#comments Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:01:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1119449 After the sale of Polestar to Volvo, the Swedish automaker is cranking up output and bringing more than double the number of high-performance sedans and wagons to the U.S. for 2016. Also, there will be more wagons than sedans wearing Polestar badging this time around, as Volvo states 60 percent of the 265 total Polestar […]

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After the sale of Polestar to Volvo, the Swedish automaker is cranking up output and bringing more than double the number of high-performance sedans and wagons to the U.S. for 2016. Also, there will be more wagons than sedans wearing Polestar badging this time around, as Volvo states 60 percent of the 265 total Polestar […]

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Volvo Buys Polestar, Maybe Won’t Be Unicorn After All http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/volvo-buys-polestar-maybe-wont-unicorn/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/volvo-buys-polestar-maybe-wont-unicorn/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1115105 Volvo has purchased Swedish high-performance tuner Polestar, the automaker announced Tuesday. The company will own and operate Polestar as an in-house performance division much like Ford’s SVT division or Subaru’s STI group (anything other than another Mercedes-AMG or BMW M Division reference). You could be forgiven for thinking Volvo owned Polestar already — the Swedish […]

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Volvo has purchased Swedish high-performance tuner Polestar, the automaker announced Tuesday. The company will own and operate Polestar as an in-house performance division much like Ford’s SVT division or Subaru’s STI group (anything other than another Mercedes-AMG or BMW M Division reference). You could be forgiven for thinking Volvo owned Polestar already — the Swedish […]

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Chinese-Built Volvo S60 Sedans to Arrive in U.S. in “About Two Months” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/chinese-built-volvo-s60-sedans-to-arrive-in-u-s-in-about-two-months/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/chinese-built-volvo-s60-sedans-to-arrive-in-u-s-in-about-two-months/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 17:18:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1076298 Proving the first Chinese cars to come to America will be imported by established brands, Volvo has a number of S60 sedans on the boat from China and they’re expected to arrive in about two months. Manufacturing in China is just one part of Volvo’s plan to boost sales to 800,000 units annually before 2020. […]

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Proving the first Chinese cars to come to America will be imported by established brands, Volvo has a number of S60 sedans on the boat from China and they’re expected to arrive in about two months. Manufacturing in China is just one part of Volvo’s plan to boost sales to 800,000 units annually before 2020. […]

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Capsule Review: 2014 Volvo S60 T6 Polestar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/capsule-review-2014-volvo-s60-t6-polestar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/capsule-review-2014-volvo-s60-t6-polestar/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=749793 To the pro audio crowd, boom and sizzle is a descriptive insult. The extreme overemphasis of low and high frequencies makes a strong first impression that often wows the uninformed. The 2014 Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design is a boom and sizzle kind of car. Let’s review for a minute what an S60 is underneath […]

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To the pro audio crowd, boom and sizzle is a descriptive insult. The extreme overemphasis of low and high frequencies makes a strong first impression that often wows the uninformed. The 2014 Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design is a boom and sizzle kind of car. Let’s review for a minute what an S60 is underneath […]

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Chicago 2014: S60 & V60 Polestar Performance Models http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/chicago-2014-s60-v60-polestar-performance-models/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/chicago-2014-s60-v60-polestar-performance-models/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:04:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=735441 Two new, performance-oriented Volvo models made their North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Billed as the S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar, the bespoke aerodynamic pieces set them apart from your parents’ V60 or S60. Handling is further improved by a combination of high-performance shock absorbers and stiffer springs. Tucked neatly behind the Polestar […]

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Two new, performance-oriented Volvo models made their North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Billed as the S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar, the bespoke aerodynamic pieces set them apart from your parents’ V60 or S60. Handling is further improved by a combination of high-performance shock absorbers and stiffer springs. Tucked neatly behind the Polestar […]

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2014 Volvo Facelifts See The Light Of Day http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/2014-volvo-facelifts-see-the-light-of-day/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/2014-volvo-facelifts-see-the-light-of-day/#comments Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:30:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=475048 Volvo’s XC90 may be the oldest Volvo on sale but is it the Swede gettin’ some facelift-love? Nej. Swedish spy photographers over at Teknikens Värld have snapped some shots of the mid-sized S60 being refreshed for 2014. Want to know what they said without grabbing a babel fish? Click past the jump and see how […]

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Volvo’s XC90 may be the oldest Volvo on sale but is it the Swede gettin’ some facelift-love? Nej. Swedish spy photographers over at Teknikens Värld have snapped some shots of the mid-sized S60 being refreshed for 2014. Want to know what they said without grabbing a babel fish? Click past the jump and see how […]

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Track Tested: 2012 Volvo S60 T5 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/track-tested-2012-volvo-s60-t5/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/track-tested-2012-volvo-s60-t5/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463865 When our own Michael Karesh reviewed Volvo’s entry-level entry-luxury aeroback, he advised TTAC readers that the optional Dynamic Package was “…a must for anyone who cares about driving.” Hey! I care about driving! Trouble is, the rental companies don’t. As some of you know, I spend a dozen or so weekends every year doing driver […]

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When our own Michael Karesh reviewed Volvo’s entry-level entry-luxury aeroback, he advised TTAC readers that the optional Dynamic Package was “…a must for anyone who cares about driving.” Hey! I care about driving! Trouble is, the rental companies don’t. As some of you know, I spend a dozen or so weekends every year doing driver […]

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Review: 2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/review-2013-volvo-s60-t5-awd/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/review-2013-volvo-s60-t5-awd/#comments Sat, 06 Oct 2012 13:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462338 When Volvo introduced the S60 in 2011, the Swedes advertised their mid-sized sedan as the naughtiest Volvo ever thanks to a 300HP turbocharged engine. While I’m sure former “R owners” would disagree, the S60 has met with sales success with over 18,000 units sold so far this year, a 14% increase over last year. In […]

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When Volvo introduced the S60 in 2011, the Swedes advertised their mid-sized sedan as the naughtiest Volvo ever thanks to a 300HP turbocharged engine. While I’m sure former “R owners” would disagree, the S60 has met with sales success with over 18,000 units sold so far this year, a 14% increase over last year. In […]

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Review: 2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/review-2012-volvo-s60-t6-awd-r-design-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/review-2012-volvo-s60-t6-awd-r-design-take-two/#comments Sun, 19 Feb 2012 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=431390 While Volvo has had the occasional flirtation with performance (the 850R and S60R/V70R twins spring immediately to mind) the Swedish brand is most know for a dedication to safety. It was safety that attracted me to buy my first Volvo, a 1998 S70 T5 (5-speed manual of course), but it was performance that resulted in […]

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While Volvo has had the occasional flirtation with performance (the 850R and S60R/V70R twins spring immediately to mind) the Swedish brand is most know for a dedication to safety. It was safety that attracted me to buy my first Volvo, a 1998 S70 T5 (5-speed manual of course), but it was performance that resulted in […]

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New or Used: Mind Reading and Wagon Lust http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/new-or-used-mind-reading-and-wagon-lust/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/new-or-used-mind-reading-and-wagon-lust/#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2011 21:45:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=402131 Mark writes: Hi Guys, I read TTAC regularly and am debating what to do about getting a new car. The situation is I had a 2001 Volvo S60 which started experiencing transmission “issues” that the mechanic could not replicate, so I traded it for a 09 Fit to get better mileage. The Fit was an […]

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Mark writes: Hi Guys, I read TTAC regularly and am debating what to do about getting a new car. The situation is I had a 2001 Volvo S60 which started experiencing transmission “issues” that the mechanic could not replicate, so I traded it for a 09 Fit to get better mileage. The Fit was an […]

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Review: 2012 Volvo S60 T5 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/review-2012-volvo-s60-t5/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/review-2012-volvo-s60-t5/#comments Mon, 23 May 2011 23:17:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395915 Quite a few of you balked at the idea of a $47,610 not-quite-midsize Volvo sedan. Well, for 2012 a T5 joins the S60 range. While the T6 might venture a bit deep into Audi and BMW territory, with a $31,850 base price the T5 is within striking distance of the similarly semi-premium front-drive Acura TSX […]

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Quite a few of you balked at the idea of a $47,610 not-quite-midsize Volvo sedan. Well, for 2012 a T5 joins the S60 range. While the T6 might venture a bit deep into Audi and BMW territory, with a $31,850 base price the T5 is within striking distance of the similarly semi-premium front-drive Acura TSX […]

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Review: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/review-2011-volvo-s60-t6-awd-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/review-2011-volvo-s60-t6-awd-take-two/#comments Wed, 16 Feb 2011 21:03:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=384119 Judge me if you must, but when I think of “naughty Swede,” NSFW images of a blonde au pair in a slutty French maid outfit flash in my head. It therefore struck me as a bit odd that Volvo, long known for being the Birkenstock of the auto, would start running TV and internet ads […]

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Judge me if you must, but when I think of “naughty Swede,” NSFW images of a blonde au pair in a slutty French maid outfit flash in my head. It therefore struck me as a bit odd that Volvo, long known for being the Birkenstock of the auto, would start running TV and internet ads […]

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Review: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/review-2011-volvo-s60-t6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/review-2011-volvo-s60-t6/#comments Wed, 06 Oct 2010 19:01:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=367773 Remember the 240? Volvo clearly wishes you didn’t. Instead, they’d rather you think of the thoroughly redesigned 2011 S60 T6 as “naughty” despite a bevy of new safety features. Just a tease—again—or does this Volvo actually put out? The 2001-2009 S60 added some curves to Volvo’s traditional Amana-inspired design aesthetic, but retained strong shoulders as […]

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Remember the 240? Volvo clearly wishes you didn’t. Instead, they’d rather you think of the thoroughly redesigned 2011 S60 T6 as “naughty” despite a bevy of new safety features. Just a tease—again—or does this Volvo actually put out? The 2001-2009 S60 added some curves to Volvo’s traditional Amana-inspired design aesthetic, but retained strong shoulders as […]

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Price Analysis: 2010 Volvo S60 And 2011 Saab 9-5 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/price-comparison-2011-volvo-s60-versus-2011-saab-9-5/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/price-comparison-2011-volvo-s60-versus-2011-saab-9-5/#comments Tue, 01 Jun 2010 14:29:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357757 In recent years Sweden’s car makers have staked out an uneasy position above the mainstream brands but below the premium European marques. With profits elusive, both were recently sold by their American owners. And both are about to introduce new sedans that they badly need to sell well. How does the pricing of the new […]

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In recent years Sweden’s car makers have staked out an uneasy position above the mainstream brands but below the premium European marques. With profits elusive, both were recently sold by their American owners. And both are about to introduce new sedans that they badly need to sell well. How does the pricing of the new […]

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Volvo S60 Priced Starting At $37,700 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/volvo-s60-priced-starting-at-37700/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/volvo-s60-priced-starting-at-37700/#comments Tue, 11 May 2010 19:23:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356192 We’ve already laid into Saab’s new 9-5 for launching with with only the 300hp, AWD “Aero” trim level, for which the former GM division wants a base price of about $50k. That asking price just became a little more ridiculous as Volvo has announced base pricing for its new S60 sedan at $37,700. And guess […]

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We’ve already laid into Saab’s new 9-5 for launching with with only the 300hp, AWD “Aero” trim level, for which the former GM division wants a base price of about $50k. That asking price just became a little more ridiculous as Volvo has announced base pricing for its new S60 sedan at $37,700. And guess […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: BMW By Volvo Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-bmw-by-volvo-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-bmw-by-volvo-edition/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:04:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=334993 Customers in this segment want emotional appeal, sporty design and dynamic driving properties. The S60 has it all. We are convinced that it will be one of the strongest contenders around Volvo CEO Stephen Odell explains in the press release for the new S60 why people who buy 3 Series sedans don’t cross-shop Volvo… and […]

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Customers in this segment want emotional appeal, sporty design and dynamic driving properties. The S60 has it all. We are convinced that it will be one of the strongest contenders around Volvo CEO Stephen Odell explains in the press release for the new S60 why people who buy 3 Series sedans don’t cross-shop Volvo… and […]

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