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New 2019 Volvo S60 revealed - T8 Polestar model coming, but UK will have to wait Volvo’s new S60 compact executive 3-series rival is aiming for the mainstream, ‘Polestar Engineered’ T8 hybrid model also coming Volvo’s expansive, expensive assault on the premium car sector has just revealed its secret weapon, the new Volvo S60 saloon. Despite the market’s increasing transition to SUVs, the not-so-humble compact executive saloon is still the source of serious profit for manufacturers, so it comes as no surprise to see the new S60 is aiming right at the jugular of its established German rivals. Based on the attractive V60 estate, the S60 4-door trades the estate’s boxy body for a more traditional saloon silhouette. In a move away from other saloons on the market, Volvo has opted to apply a very traditional three-box shape for the new S60, which should see benefits in rear headroom if little else. As with all of Volvo’s recent models, the sleek Scandinavian-cool design language dominates the bodywork, it’s awash with sleek, sophisticated surfacing paired with sharp detailing. It’s bang up to date, and will definitely appeal against the myriad of identical-looking BMW 3-series, Merc C-classes and Audi A4s on the road. The interior is also shared with other Volvos, revealing a sophisticated design language majoring in minimalist shapes and pared-back surfacing all underpinned by excellent build quality and materials. So far, so Volvo, but the new S60 will need to be at the top of its game to succeed rivalling its German competition, and the bad news for Volvo is that it appears to be launching the new S60 with one hand tied behind its back. That’s because the new Volvo S60 will not be sold with any diesel engines, not necessarily an issue for the evo-inclined, but a problem when appealing to the company car buyers who make up a big percentage of compact exec sales. Despite Volvo’s diversion away from diesel, the main reasoning behind this move is centred around where the S60 will be produced, rather than a company-wide policy to prioritise hybrids. With Volvo’s Swedish factories at full capacity thanks to the success of SUV models, the new S60 saloon will be manufactured in the USA, where diesel demand is low to non-existent. Not only that, the new S60’s production will initially be solely for US and Chinese consumption, meaning we’ll have to wait till next May for the attractive new model to reach the UK. To compensate, the S60 will arrive in the UK with four turbocharged petrol engine options, two of which will be augmented with plug-in hybrid systems. They’ll be made up of T4 and T5 petrols, and T6 and T8 Twin-Engine hybrids. All of the petrol engines will power the front wheels, with both hybrid models also powering the rear-axle electrically. There is one silver lining to consider, however, as the S60 will be the first Volvo to take advantage of Polestar’s hybrid tech development and a ‘Polestar Engineered’ T8 will eventually top the range with a 408bhp combined power figure. This model is unlikely to rival M3s and C63s, but depending on its price point, could be an interesting alternative to mid-table performance compact execs like the Audi S4 and Mercedes-AMG C43. This may sound a little rich for a manufacturer who’s recent USP has been building ostensibly comfort-oriented models, but with Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson claiming that the new S60 will be “one of the most exciting Volvo cars we’ve ever made” and “a true driver’s car”, we may just be seeing a step change for the company. Full Review https://www.evo.co.uk/volvo/s60/21400/new-2019-volvo-s60-revealed-t8-polestar-model-coming-but-uk-will-have-to-wait interior New 2018 Test Drive Features Review Music Source: NCM Epic Music Ender Guney "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
Aiming for a practical 99% efficient drive train is the goal of Project CeramicSpeed DrivEn. This is one of the most talked about products here at Eurobike 2018. Thanks to DCRainmaker for calling me over and holding the camera as I checked out this amazing concept.... which has a little way to go. Remember to hit *SUBSCRIBE* to support this YouTube channel: https://goo.gl/QS5YZg Quick Facts: - No chain, derailleur, or jokey wheels. - Claimed 49% less friction than Dura-Ace drivetrain. - Claimed 32% less friction than CeramicSpeed UFO chain with oversized pulleys - Certified eye-opener when you see it in person. :) Please subscribe to support this YouTube channel: https://goo.gl/QS5YZg #CeramicSpeed #Eurobike #Cycling #Technology ------------- Web: http://shanemiller.net Instagram: http://instagram.com/gplama Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/gplama Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gplama/ -------------------
Senior Director of Design T. Jon Mayer gives us a full product presentation of the all-new 2019 Volvo S60. Learn more about the modern Scandinavian sport sedan that combines effortless power with intuitive technology and confident design. To learn more, visit volvocars.com/us Jump to section: Trim Levels: 0:17 Exterior Design & Dimensions: 0:35 Interior Design & Features: 2:42 Technology & Connectivity: 4:21 Bowers & Wilkins Audio 4:50 Chassis & Suspension: 5:10 Drive Modes & Four-C Active Chassis: 5:40 Safety & Pilot Assist: 5:59 Powertrains: 6:49
While the 2019 Volvo S90 Ambience Concept is launching as a concept, Volvo Cars has the ambition to make it available in S90 Excellence production cars, to enhance its Excellence offer, especially in China. The 2019 Volvo S90 Ambience Concept, making its public debut at the Beijing Auto Show in China, is based on Volvo’s top-of-the-line S90 Excellence three-seater executive sedan and focuses on chauffeured passengers in the rear seat.
The Volvo '2020 Vision' concept truck with road train technology.
New Volvo S60 Concept 2019 - 2020 Review, Photos, Exhibition, Exterior and Interior
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, revealed the new Volvo S60 mid-size premium sports sedan at the company's first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina.
The new Charleston plant is officially inaugurated. The combined car launch and factory opening reinforce Volvo Cars' commitment to the US, an important market for the company and its new premium sports sedan. The new Volvo S60 is the first Volvo car made in the US.
"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."
The new Volvo S60 is the first Volvo car to be sold without a diesel offer, signalling the company's industry-leading commitment to electrification and a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine. In 2017 Volvo Cars was the first global car maker to announce its strategy that from 2019 all new models will be electrified.
Two turbo-charged and super-charged plug-in hybrid petrol engines will be available in the new S60: Volvo's T6 Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340hp, and the award-winning T8 Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid that delivers 400hp. Volvo's proven T5 and T6 petrol engines will be available at launch.