2015 Volvo S60 Polestar Photo Gallery (21 Photos)

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This isn't just a standard-model sedan with a token badge and some performance styling cues. The 2015 Volvo S60 Polestar sedan — now bowing at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, along with wagon sibling the V60 Polestar — takes its track-ready theme seriously, particularly with regard to its turbocharged six-cylinder engine, which provides 345 horsepower and thrusts the sedan from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

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The performance-ready powertrain is assisted by new suspension, brakes, chassis and engine hardware, while the standard six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system work in tandem with new steering-wheel-affixed paddle shifters. No pricing is available yet on this limited-release vehicle, but it should be available closer to its summer dealership date. Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | February 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

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By Matt Schmitz | October 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Volvo S60 Video

Assuming your needs are conventional, the all-wheel-drive 2013 Volvo S60 provides a quick, easy-riding and dutiful driving experience. Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder says both the five- and six-cylinder turbocharged engines provide ample power to get the luxury sedan up to speed in a flash. Interior comfort, especially the seats, is as excellent as one expects from Volvo. Fuel economy is subpar, however, and if you seek track performance, look elsewhere. Watch the video above for more info.

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2014 Volvo S60: What's Changed?
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By Matt Schmitz | May 24, 2013 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2013 Volvo S60, XC60

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Volvo is recalling just seven model-year 2013 S60 sedans and XC60 crossovers due to identification labels with an incorrect manufacture year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Affected vehicles were manufactured on Jan. 7. An incorrect date of manufacture on the certification label means the vehicles are noncompliant with regulation requirements, and owners may not be able to determine whether their vehicles are affected by future recalls.

The recall began March 8. Volvo has already quarantined the affected vehicles and will install correct labels before sale; no owner notification letters will be sent. For more info call NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

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By Matt Schmitz | March 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

2011 Volvo S60: First Look

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Volvo released the first two images of the all-new S60 sedan today. An additional shot is below. The company will debut the new sedan at the Geneva Motor Show next March, so folks who are heading to the L.A., Detroit and Chicago auto shows this season will unfortunately miss out on it.

The new S60 sports Volvo’s new corporate face that was first used on the XC60 crossover; it will find its way to the S40 and C70 in 2010. The new S60 goes into production next summer in Belgium, and Volvo says it should be on sale in the U.S. in late Summer 2010.
By David Thomas | November 10, 2009 | Comments (5)

Volvo S60 Concept

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  • Looks like: Volvo finally figured out its cars need to look good
  • Defining characteristics: Glass roof, sloping roof, four-door coupe bodystyle
  • Ridiculous features: Glass center console, rear hinged doors
  • Chance of being mass-produced: This is the prototype for the next S60; expect some but not many changes to the final production model.

Hey, if it worked for Jaguar, maybe a radical new design will work for Volvo, too. The Swedish automaker has been churning out its best cars as of late but few people are taking note. Many automotive design gurus point to the lack of bold designs being the problem. Well, here’s the first glimpse of what the new S60 will look like, and it sure isn’t your mom’s old boxy Volvo. 

The front end is a bit off-putting with the grille and bumper treatments creating a wide look and an odd criss-cross effect. Maybe it’s just a tad too much, but every other angle pleases. The sloping roofline definitely follows the recent trend of other four-door coupes on the market from VW and Mercedes. The back is thoroughly modern and would not be out of place on a BMW or Audi.

Under the concept’s hood is a new turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine producing 180 hp. That meager number won’t make American luxury shoppers happy, but it will meet strict emission standards in Europe. The company doesn’t state if this new engine is on track for its other cars, but it would make a lot of sense in the smaller C30 and S40 here in the U.S. The turbocharged four-cylinder also features other gas-saving measures like a start/stop function that turns off the engine at stops. Another new feature is a selectable gas-saving mode where a driver can decide to cut power to “frills” like entertainment and navigation systems.

So, does Volvo need a four-door coupe? No, but it didn’t need another straight-forward S60 sedan either, especially on top of the recently redesigned S80. We’ll see the concept up close in Detroit next month but for now check out more photos below. 

By David Thomas | December 16, 2008 | Comments (16)

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