2021 Volvo S60 review: Best compact luxury sedan in India?Last updated on Dec 20, 2020, 08:08 pm
Volvo is all set to launch the new S60 in March 2021 while bookings will start from January. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Volvo had deferred the launch by around six months. However, the car is finally here and we have driven it.
The third-generation S60 debuts new luxury as well as safety features while being more spacious and comfortable.
Here's our review.
New Volvo S60: At a glance
The new S60 gets Volvo's latest design cues while also being slightly longer than other sedans in its class. Just like the bigger S90, it has the signature "Thor's Hammer" lights at the front while the surfacing around the car is very sleek.
We also love the 10-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels, which lend it a sportier stance. Overall, the S60 epitomizes Scandinavian flair.
Inside the cabin
The interiors of the S60 are delightfully different from its rivals as it concentrates on removing clutter with much success.
The nerve center is a 9-inch vertical touchscreen panel that houses all of the controls. There are a few physical buttons and the overall build quality is exceptional.
The feature list includes wireless charging, panoramic sunroof, 4-zone climate control, and a Harman Kardon audio system.
The S60 offers radar-based safety features as well
Volvo is synonymous with safety and the S60 is loaded with radar-based safety features.
The Pilot Assist feature is interesting as the car drives by itself on well-marked highways and can apply the brakes if it senses a possible collision.
We also tried the adaptive cruise control where it maintains a set speed/distance to the car in front.
Power and performance
How does it drive?
The S60 is available with a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine, which develops 190hp/300Nm. The motor comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Unlike its rivals, the S60 is front-wheel-drive and that changes the dynamic behavior of the car.
It is clearly tuned for comfort. Whether highways or city lanes, the S60 offers a pliant ride, thanks to the light steering and the refined engine.
Is it worth the money?
There is plenty to like about the new S60 as it takes a different path from its German rivals with a bigger focus on luxury, comfort, and safety.
It would appeal to chauffeur-driven owners, thanks to the spacious rear seat and the relaxed personality.
In short, the new Volvo S60 is more than just a left-field choice. It surely is a strong buy.