The car manufacturer Volvo has begun to create the S60 sedan of the new generation. The presentation of this novelty will be held next year. Besides of the approximate date of the official premiere, there is not so much information about this novelty. But over time it begins to gradually expand in the World Wide Web.
For example, it is already known that due to the popular SPA platform, the car design will be similar to the Volvo S90 model. The new sedan will be available in two variants – with an extended wheel base, as a richer version, and in the normal standard version.
The Novelty Interior
Based on preliminary information, it can be said that the 2017 Volvo S60 will get an advanced infotainment system with a colorful 9.3-inch touch screen. The central panel in the new model will also face the driver. It is known that some of its buttons will be replaced by touch keys.
The current Volvo S60 version is famous for its comfortable and convenient seats with excellent lateral support. In the 2017 model the seats will also provide hip and torso support, this feature also refers to the rear seats.
The Volvo manufacturer always works very hard to protect the driver and passengers. So the new car will be just stuffed with airbags and the various systems and driver assistants to prevent an accident. No wonder, this company is considered to produce the safest cars ever.
All materials used for the upholstery correspond to the premium class. Silent plastic of the highest quality, which is very pleasant to the touch; beautiful leather, textile fabrics – all this can be seen in the interior of the novelty.
The Exterior of the New Volvo S60
Since the S60 will follow the example of the S90, we can expect an impressive and extraordinary sedan with smooth lines and T-shaped («Thor’s Hammer») LED headlights as an option.
Members of the administrative board of the North American Volvo division confirmed that the S90 model, as previously, will be offered both with short and elongated wheel base. The company believes that the extended version of the car will be in great demand and more popular than the current S60 Inscription, because they said, «the more place – the better.»
Comparing the model in the photo from the Internet with the previous version of the car, a slightly modified radiator grille can be observed, its lower bounds are not so sharp. Small changes have touched the design of the front bumper – deflectors have been reshaped.
In general, the exterior of the novelty will look more serious, aggressive and presentable. A large contribution to this appearance is, of course, made due to the headlights, which look like Thor’s hammer.
This car is unlikely to be perfect for the heavy cargo transportation. The predecessor featured the luggage compartment with a capacity of 380 liters and with the folded backs of the rear seats, the volume increased slightly. There is no information concerning the expansion of this parameter in the new model.
Technical equipment of the novelty has not yet been disclosed. However, it can be assumed that a two-liter petrol powertrain will be placed in the engine compartment. Its peak power will be about 250 hp.
Lex Kerssemakers, a chief of the Volvo Division in the United States, announced that the new 2017 model will be available in two versions. The top-end version of the car will, most likely, be equipped with a 300-horsepower four-cylinder power unit. The plug-in hybrid version of the model should also be expected. It is believed that the car will feature a modern system of semi-autonomous driving.
The Company Prospects
The automotive company also plans to release an updated version of the popular crossover XC 60 in 2017. It is known that the crossover exterior will be maintained in the style resembling his older brother – the Volvo XC 90 model, that is, sports, dynamic modern design. The target audience of this car is young and modern people, keeping up with the time.
According to some data in the network, the release of another three novelties from Volvo is expected to happen in 2017. The updated V60 is supposed to hit the market in mid-2017, the basic version will be offered for 30 000 EUR, while the S90 model will appear on the markets at the end of 2016 – for 40 000 EUR. The V90 model will be launched a year after the sedan.
The Swiss automaker showed the highest results during the quality and safety tests of its models. Volvo has never lagged behind in the design and the modern equipment of its vehicles, so they are always highly appreciated and popular. The company has a great future – with the release of the listed above novelties the manufacturer will reach a new level in the car industry.