There are six new models joining the Volvo range for 2014, including the impressive new Volvo S60.
It will be joined by the V60, XC60, XC70, V70 and S80 with all of the models having revised styling, enhanced equipment and lower emissions.
The Volvo S60 and its stablemates have new front and rear profiles plus enhanced equipment levels, including DAB radio as standard. Optional items such as integrated exhaust pipes, active TFT driver display (first featured on the V40) and the addition of new safety equipment such as the world-first Cyclist Detection help these new vehicles stand out from the competition.
The Volvo S60 R-Design
R-Design versions of the Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 have also received the Volvo Special Vehicles Team treatment by taking the updated models and adding a more sports-inspired look and a re-tuned chassis.
Volvo, famed for its seat comfort, has also redesigned the sports seats to offer even more support with additional bolstering, whilst also showing off the new R-Design logo embroidered on the backrest.
V40 and V40 R-Design models fitted with the 115hp 1.6-litre D2 diesel engine with manual gearbox have been further improved, with lower CO2 emissions from 94g/km to 88g/km.
The V40 is also now available with a new 1.6-litre petrol engine, the T2, developing 120hp and returning up to 53.3mpg.
The CO2 emissions of the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80 fitted with the D2 engine have also been improved.
Volvo S60 gets a DAB upgrade
The firm says it is now fitting DAB radio to its Volvo S60 and new vehicles as standard – only 25% of new cars have DAB – in preparation for the digital radio switchover (though this has been delayed again and will be controversial when it happens since 25 million cars won’t get FM or digital).
All R-Designs (except the XC90) also come fitted as standard with Volvo’s Active TFT Crystal Driver’s Display, unique from the standard cars in that the start-up sequence displays the R-Design logo and also features blue dials.
Orders are now being taken for Volvo S60 and the others too with delivery of the Volvo S60 due in July.
TheVolvo S60 has an army of admirers and they will be impressed by the new model – and indeed for all the new Volvo models – though they would be more impressed if they checked out the Volvo S60’s leasing costs before buying one.