According to reliable sources, the completely redesigned S60 sedan is due to make its debut for the 2018 model year. As part of the process of restyling the model lineup that started with the new XC90 SUV and later followed by the S90/V90. The upcoming S60 is expected to adopt the company’s new design philosophy. It appears that Volvo is trying to move towards the premium segment with every new model launched. In that regard, expect the 2018 Volvo S60 to take on the likes of the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Jaguar XE or Infiniti Q50.
Next Generation Volvo S60
When it comes to the exterior styling of the new S60, we can currently rely only on render envisions. Some of them have recently shown what the upcoming model could look like. It is based on the larger S90 sedan and the latest studies. The redesigned 2018 Volvo S60 will very likely come in the form of an elegant sedan that sports the brand’s new design language accentuated by the signature “Thor’s hammer” LED headlights. Its athletic profile will be further enhanced with large wheels, with the rear end featuring C-shaped taillights as well as square-shaped exhausts.
When it comes to technology, we expect to see the most advanced systems applied in the new S60. Including semi-autonomous driving functions and active safety features. Volvo is also expected to equip this sedan with its new iPad-style infotainment system. The same one found in the new S90 and XC90. Of course, the Volvo S60 will be replete with premium materials . That should make it more than competitive even in the race with its long-established rivals.
The 2018 Volvo S60 is expected to adopt the new Drive-E 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain. It’s part of Volvo’s effort to downsize the current engine range and increase the fuel efficiency. The same unit is likely to be paired with an electric motor to form a plug-in hybrid version of the new S60. Unfortunately, more detailed information concerning the output figures are still unavailable.
2018 Volvo S60 Pricing
As for the 2018 Volvo S60 price tag, the company has yet to issue more substantial announcements. We expect the all-new version of this sedan to start lower than its German rivals. In that case, the upcoming S60 will be a strong contender for the position of the best-selling model in this segment.