Volvo unveils ‘dynamic’ new S60 saloon R-Design Edition
15th March 2019
Volvo has announced the latest new model to be released as part of its major range overhaul – the third-generation S60 saloon R-Design Edition.
A premium mid-size saloon model, the new R-Design addition is described as being “generously equipped”.
Sporty and refined in equal measure
Developed to buck the trend of traditional thinking in design, this latest iteration is powered by Volvo’s 250hp T5 turbo petrol engine and is sportier than its predecessor.
It couples this with the marque’s eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, to ensure “responsive and efficient performance”.
Meanwhile, premium features of the model include a driver’s head-up display, rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, heated steering wheel and a 600W 14-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system.
Outside, the conservative lines of the S60 highlight the manufacturer’s aim of creating an uncluttered and refined aesthetic that will appeal to a wide range of road users.
Jon Wakefield, Volvo Car UK managing director, said: “Focusing on our brand strengths of design, technology and safety, we are confident the S60 has the potential to perform strongly in what is traditionally a very competitive market segment.”
He added the success of the manufacturer’s mid-size range – most notably its V60 estate and XC60 SUV – means there is growing appetite for updated models, like the S60, in the UK.
The new Volvo S60 will cost £37,920 OTR and will be available for UK buyers from May.
Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “The new S60 R-Design Edition is sure to prove popular with fleet managers across the UK. It’s utilitarian design and high-end finish make it a top choice for many fleets.”back