The Truth About Cars » Volvo 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 16:30:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Volvo Launches Successor To Subaru Outback SUS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/volvo-launches-successor-subaru-outback-sus/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/volvo-launches-successor-subaru-outback-sus/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:15:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=973953 The Volvo V60 Cross Country makes sense. But this? The S60 Cross Country, much like the former Subaru Outback SUS, is a sedan with the ride height of a crossover. Powered by a 2.5L 5-cylinder engine, the AWD sedan is probably not what Volvo needs to gain a bettert foothold in the U.S. market.  

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The Volvo V60 Cross Country makes sense. But this? The S60 Cross Country, much like the former Subaru Outback SUS, is a sedan with the ride height of a crossover. Powered by a 2.5L 5-cylinder engine, the AWD sedan is probably not what Volvo needs to gain a bettert foothold in the U.S. market.  

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Volvo To Build Future Flagship In China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/volvo-build-future-flagship-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/volvo-build-future-flagship-china/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:17:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=945121 With the Chinese-made S60L set to hit the United States next year, Volvo is taking the next step in building luxury cars in China, with plans for a new flagship to be built at a factory in Daqing. The enhancements to the factory will allow it to build vehicles on Volvo’s new modular architecture. The […]

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With the Chinese-made S60L set to hit the United States next year, Volvo is taking the next step in building luxury cars in China, with plans for a new flagship to be built at a factory in Daqing. The enhancements to the factory will allow it to build vehicles on Volvo’s new modular architecture. The […]

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Volvo Readying Chinese Made S60L For North America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/volvo-readying-chinese-made-s60l-north-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/volvo-readying-chinese-made-s60l-north-america/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:41:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=904393 Canada may have already received its first mass-produced Chinese car in the form of the outgoing Honda Fit. Now, it’s America’s turn. According to Automotive News,¬†Volvo will introduced the Chinese-made S60L, a long-wheelbase version of the S60, sometime in 2015. The S60L will replace the slow-selling S80. The main change will be a 3.2 inch […]

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Canada may have already received its first mass-produced Chinese car in the form of the outgoing Honda Fit. Now, it’s America’s turn. According to Automotive News,¬†Volvo will introduced the Chinese-made S60L, a long-wheelbase version of the S60, sometime in 2015. The S60L will replace the slow-selling S80. The main change will be a 3.2 inch […]

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Volvo CEO: “Our Cars Are Too Complicated” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/volvo-ceo-our-cars-are-too-complicated/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/volvo-ceo-our-cars-are-too-complicated/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450113 Here’s a breath of fresh air; Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby declared that his cars, laden with safety systems and other gadgets, are too complex for most of Volvo’s customers. Jacoby cited a study, which claimed that 75 percent of Volvo customers didn’t know the full potential of their cars. Citing Apple as an example, Jacoby […]

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Here’s a breath of fresh air; Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby declared that his cars, laden with safety systems and other gadgets, are too complex for most of Volvo’s customers. Jacoby cited a study, which claimed that 75 percent of Volvo customers didn’t know the full potential of their cars. Citing Apple as an example, Jacoby […]

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Polestar’s Project Volvo Also Has A Manual. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/polestars-project-volvo-also-has-a-manual/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/polestars-project-volvo-also-has-a-manual/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:41:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=449387 Even though Project Volvo is geared towards the budget end of the scale, Sweden’s Polestar has been working on a factory backed S60 concept that puts out 508 horsepower and 424 lb-ft. The most surprising element, aside from the absurd power, is a 6-speed manual gearbox, something not readily available on North American Volvos. Polestar […]

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Even though Project Volvo is geared towards the budget end of the scale, Sweden’s Polestar has been working on a factory backed S60 concept that puts out 508 horsepower and 424 lb-ft. The most surprising element, aside from the absurd power, is a 6-speed manual gearbox, something not readily available on North American Volvos. Polestar […]

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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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Future Volvos Powered By Turbocharged Modular 4-Cylinders http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/future-volvos-powered-by-turbocharged-modular-4-cylinders/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/future-volvos-powered-by-turbocharged-modular-4-cylinders/#comments Fri, 06 Jan 2012 21:44:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424648 Amid Volvo’s announcement of a plug-in hybrid for markets besides diesel-loving Europe came another tidbit about the lone Swedish brand’s future direction. Rather than 5, 6 or 8 cylinder engines like years past, Volvo will be downsizing, much like BMW – and using modular engines to boot, much like their Bavarian rivals. While Volvo’s plans […]

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Amid Volvo’s announcement of a plug-in hybrid for markets besides diesel-loving Europe came another tidbit about the lone Swedish brand’s future direction. Rather than 5, 6 or 8 cylinder engines like years past, Volvo will be downsizing, much like BMW – and using modular engines to boot, much like their Bavarian rivals. While Volvo’s plans […]

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Geneva Gallery: 2011 Volvo S60 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/geneva-gallery-2011-volvo-s60/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/geneva-gallery-2011-volvo-s60/#comments Wed, 03 Mar 2010 17:56:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=347433 Sometimes you feel like a BMW… and sometimes you don’t. Volvo has caught wind of this, and offers the 2011 S60 in hopes of adding the Bavarian-ambivalent market to its solid Swedophile base. What Volvo seems to have forgotten is that part of the BMW appeal is that the brand can be successfully marketed without […]

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Sometimes you feel like a BMW… and sometimes you don’t. Volvo has caught wind of this, and offers the 2011 S60 in hopes of adding the Bavarian-ambivalent market to its solid Swedophile base. What Volvo seems to have forgotten is that part of the BMW appeal is that the brand can be successfully marketed without […]

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