Volvo has unveiled the all-new 2019 Volvo S60 today at its new factory in Charleston, South Carolina. The 2019 S60 will be the first vehicle built at its new factory, which kicks off production this fall.
The 2019 Volvo S60 is built on the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform as the 90 Series and the other 60 Series models. The new S60 is also the first Volvo to be offered without a diesel option, which is part of Volvo’s commitment to electrify its models and move past traditional internal combustion engines.
Part of the engine options in the new S60 will be a T6 Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340 hp, and the T8 Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid that delivers 400 hp. The T5 and T6 engines will also be available when the new S60 launches and if you want more power, the Polestar Engineered trim is available that not only upgrades the T8’s powertrain to 415 horsepower, but also upgrades the wheels, brakes and suspension.
Just like the new XC40, the 2019 S60 will be available via Volvo’s Care by Volvo subscription service that makes it easier for buyers to get the S60 with no down payment via a monthly flat-fee subscription rather than traditional ownership.
Safety is obviously a priority at Volvo, so the new S60 arrives with City Safety with Autobrake technology that helps avoid potential collisions. It’s currently the only system on the market that can recognize pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. The optional Pilot Assist system supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 80 mph. Plus the S60 also includes Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and optional Cross Traffic Alert with autobrake.
“The new S60 is one of the most exciting Volvo cars we’ve ever made,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars. “It is a true driver’s car that gives us a strong position in the US and China sedan markets, creating more growth opportunities for Volvo Cars.”