To be frank, the fresh Volvo S60 2017 won’t bowl you over with excitement, but with its impressive safety technologies and a diverse selection of engines, it might be the car you have been looking for. Its pros include a well-balanced handling and ride quality, fuel-efficient and muscular engine lineup, and excellent safety scores. Its release date should be expected in the middle of 2017.
Long noted for its unique styling and safety, Volvo has emerged as a strong contender in the entry-level luxury sedan market with its new 2017 Volvo S60 and prior S60 models for some time now. Volvo made headlines last year with its agile and fuel-sipping turbocharged engine lineup, and for 2017, the vehicle is well-placed to put up a strong battle front against its German arch rivals.
To start off, the vehicle comes with a refreshed body style. For instance, the Inscription comes with 3” longer wheelbase and 3” more for the rear-seat legroom. Apparently, the model was developed in part for the business professionals in China who have a liking for well-appointed backseat and spacious backseat.
Additionally, with a comfortable cabin, impressive safety technologies, luxury feature galore, handsome styling and the spruced up engines, the new 2017 Volvo S60 will also be an endearment to many U.S shoppers looking for such qualities within the price range.
Volvo S60 – Available Trims
The vehicle is available in two distinct body styles: standard and Inscription versions. The standard wheelbase comes in a walloping six trim levels, while the long-wheelbase version comes in four trims. The former is available in T5 Drive-E, T5 AWD, T6 Drive-E, T6 Drive-E Platinum, T6 R-Design AWD and T6 R-Design AWD Platinum, and the latter in T5 Inscription, T5 Inscription Platinum, T5 all-wheel-drive Inscription Platinum, and T5 all-wheel-drive Inscription.
Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2017 Volvo S60
Except for the differing powertrain’s specs, both the T5 Drive-E and T5 AWD are available with a 7” touchscreen display, adaptive cruise control, 17” wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic wipers, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, voice commands, HD radio, satellite radio, driver memory settings, LED running lights, heated mirrors, headlight washers, 7” infotainment display, an 8-speaker sound system, smartphone app integration, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and automatic climate control (dual-zone).
Next up, both the T5 Inscription and Inscription all-wheel-drive models comes equipped with an air filtering system, rear parking system, rear window sunshade, 18” steel wheels, increased sound-deafening materials, accent interior lighting, a sunroof, auto-diming rearview mirror, a configurable instrument cluster, bright window trim a navigation system, additional bolstering, and upgraded front seats.
The 2017 Volvo S60 Platinum model adds xenon adaptive headlights, premium sound system, and automated parallel parking system.
The T6 Drive-E comes with keyless ignition, keyless entry, steering adjustable effort, a powerful engine, a suspension sport-tuned system, 18” alloy wheels, power lumbar front seats, and paddle shifters.
Opting for the T6 R-Design AWD gets you 19” wheels, a sport steering wheel, an all-wheel drive system, a more powerful engine, a special R-Design sport seat, and a special cabin trim.
The AWD T6 R-Design Polestar comes with an exclusive exterior color, 20” alloy wheels, powerful engine, beefier front brakes, and a special aerodynamic kit.
Engine Specs – 2017 Volvo S60
A turbocharged inline four-cylinder 2.0L engine comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E and T5 Inscription models. EPA ratings stand at 26/38/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the T5 Drive-E and 25/37/29 mpg for the Inscription.
Both the T5 all-wheel-drive and T5 AWD Inscription come fitted with a turbocharged 2.5L inline five-cylinder engine rated at 270 pounds of torque and 260 horsepower. EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 20/29/23 mpg.
Also, a supercharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 300 pounds of torque and 310 hp is available for the T6 Drive-E model.
Finally, a 3.0L turbocharged engine good for 354 pounds of torque and 325 horsepower comes under the hood of the T6 R-Design all-wheel-drive.
Release Date & Price – 2017 Volvo S60
The 2017 Volvo S60 release date should be expected in the middle of 2017. As for its price, expect the base Drive-E to go for sale for 33,400 USD.
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