Volvo Doesn't Want You to Forget About the S60 Reveal on Wednesday

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
volvo doesn t want you to forget about the s60 reveal on wednesday

Volvo doesn’t want anyone to forget it’s revealing its first U.S.-built model on Wednesday, so it furnished us with a few more teasers to whet the collective appetite. It isn’t the car’s looks that have us excited, however — we already know the S60 will resembled a scaled-down S90 in both form and function.

What has our shorts in a pleasant knot is the fact that Volvo hasn’t replaced the model with another crossover. The new model replaces the second-generation sedan launched in 2010 (and sold in ever-decreasing numbers since 2012) and the automaker seems intent on offering everything customers have come to expect, and then some. There’s even a Polestar Engineered edition of the T8 model that offers 415 horsepower and 494 lb-ft of torque, plus enthusiast-oriented tweaks to the braking and suspension.

Frankly, it’s all shaping up rather nicely.

The model will become the first product to emerge from Volvo’s new South Carolina plant later this year. The automaker estimates domestic production of the S60 to average roughly 60,000 units annually.

There shouldn’t be too many surprises. Volvo already has the XC60 on the market and the V60 goes on sale in early 2019. Both of those have garnered quite a bit of praise and, other than a unique grille and mild styling differences, the S60 shouldn’t represent a drastic change in overall form. We’ll know more on Wednesday morning, when the official unveiling goes down in Gothenburg, Sweden.

[Images: Volvo Cars]

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  • Dividebytube Dividebytube on Jun 20, 2018

    Yeah my two Volvo 850 experiences scared me away from the brand. I know, I know - 20 years is a long time - but experiences like I had are hard to forget.

    • Pdl2dmtl Pdl2dmtl on Jun 20, 2018

      He, he....I know. I owned one 850 SE wagon upon wife's insistence. Eventually I got rid of it and now she drives a Highlander and we'll never going to look back. I am forever going to call that car "Volvo - what was I thinking?" Cheers.

  • Threeer Threeer on Jun 20, 2018

    Conflicted on this one...on the one hand, loving that folks in my former home-state of South Carolina have the opportunity to find work by assembling them. However, not thrilled at the Chinese ownership. Either way, not within my price range to purchase, so that conundrum isn't one I'll have to face any time soon.

    • Garrett Garrett on Jun 20, 2018

      China is propping up our federal government through debt purchases. Frankly, if they are going to be investing in the US, it’s better that they actually build factories that employ people than helping to make it cheaper for the government to engage in deficit spending.

  • ToolGuy Price dropped $500 overnight. (Wait 10 more days and you might get it for free?)
  • Slavuta Must be all planned. Increase price of cars, urbanize, 15 minutes cities. Be poor, eat bugs
  • Sid SB Not seen a Core without the performance pack yet. Prefer the more understated look of the Core vs the Circuit, but both are great fun to drive.
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