Volvo S60 Review
Volvo is a well known Swedish auto brand and is known for its cars packed with advance safety features. The S60 compact executive sedan was launched in year 2000 and and got its second generation on road in year 2010. It has been approximately 15 years since its first launch but this Volvo drive has not lost its glory in the auto market and is still very much in demand globally. The suitable changes, advancements and face-lifts given to this sedan over the time has kept the interest and charm intact among its customers. Volvo S60 has a sleek design, advance safety features and a range of power-packed engines which make it a complete hit not just in Philippines but across the globe.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
Volvo S60 offers a number of diesel, petrol and flexifuel engines which gives you the liberty to choose from the engine of your choice. This sedan is available in 1.6-litre, 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre diesel powerhouses, 1.6-litre, 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre petrol engines and a revolutionary 1.6-litre flexifuel engine. The maximum power output churned across all these engines range between 115 hp at 3600 rpm and 304 hp at 5600 rpm and the maximum torque range clocks from 240 Nm between 1600 to 4000 rpm to 440 Nm between 2100 to 4200 rpm. These engines not only deliver decent power but also are fuel efficient. The 1.6-litre diesel engine sips just 4.5-litre/100 km of fuel on an average on combined pathways. Coming on to the acceleration, the car doesn't disappoint its riders and show offs the same efficiently as it does in fuel consumption and power. The 2.0-litre petrol engine accelerates in 7.5 seconds from standstill to 100 kmph with a top speed of 230 kmph.
Volvo S60 has a stylish exterior which keeps the basic tradition of this Swedish auto company alive. The classy front with glossy black slats at the front and beautifully embedded headlamps create an elegant front facade. The crisp lines on the bonnet gives it a more appealing look. The aerodynamic side profile of S60 along with the sporty rear gives it a sophisticated look. This sedan comes packed with elegant alloy wheels of 16-inch, 17-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch with complimenting tires to get a firm grip while running. S60 is a compact executive sedan which is quite evident from its overall dimensions which counts to 4635 mm x 1588 mm x 1484 mm (L x W x H). The wheelbase of this Volvo sedan measures 2776 mm which ensures a comfortable legroom and headroom for all of its 5 occupants.
The cockpit of Volvo S60 carries a gracious look with simple yet effective styling. The ergonomically designed comfortable seats of this sedan keeps you fresh while travelling to any length of road. The intelligently crafted dashboard of this drive has aluminium finishing to make it look classy. All the dials and controls are placed in such a way that it not only makes an appealing front but is also convenient for the driver to use them and keep a track on the readings. To make your journeys absolutely comfortable, Volvo S60 has heated front and rear seats, cabin filter to prevent dust and pollen from entering into the cabin and Electronic Climate Control to maintain comfortable temperature inside the car. For your infotainment, this sedan has digital TV receiver, Bluetooth connectivity and SENSUS screen with a 7-inch colour touchscreen. A decent boot space worth 380-litres is provided at the rear of this sedan which can be expanded by flat folding the rear seats in 40/20/40 split.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Volvo is best known for the safety features it packs in its vehicles and the S60 executive sedan is no exception. This drive is laced with various advanced active and passive safety features to keep you worry-free while your loved ones travel in this car. The exterior is made up of boron steel which is one of the strongest steel materials and can absorb the impact after a crash. For more safety, there are dual-stage airbags for driver & front seat occupant and side airbags. For optimum safety of the driver, there is collapsible steering column which collapses after an impact. Apart from these safety features, the S60 has remote controlled panic alarm, immobilizer and approach & home safe lighting. An advanced Volvo On Call & smartphone app is also provided which assists you in fetching help in emergency. Volvo cars are much more than what you expect in terms of safety and so this S60 has a lot more like Driver Alert Control, Lane Departure Warning, Road Sign Information, Dynamic Stability & Traction Control, Advanced Stability Control, Anti-Lock Braking System, Hydraulic Brake Assist and Tyre Pressure Monitor systems which ensure the safety of the vehicle and its passengers.
Volvo S60 is a perfect combination of advanced safety features, high performance engines, stylish exterior and gracious interior. The excellent fuel efficiency makes it a perfect vehicle for long drives with your loved ones.