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by Brett Davis

Update: Volvo S60 Review.

Volvo has revealed the new Volvo S60 at the AIMS at Darling Harbour, along with plenty of details and an ‘aggressive’ price range. Volvo also shows off its latest safety technology features.

The new Volvo S60 is an all-new car that boasts significant safety options, including City Safety, Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist function and Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection, Advanced Stability Control – including roll over sensor and torque vectoring, Intelligent Driver Information System (IDIS) and Pyrotechnical seatbelt pretensions for all occupants.

Underneath the bonnet there’s also the option of a new 2.0-litre GTDi turbo LPG engine. There’s also the option of the 224kW, 3.0-litre turbocharge petrol six (the T6), as well as an updated version of the 2.4-litre five cylinder twin-turbo diesel (the D5), offering 151kW of power.

Pricing for the new models are as follows:

  • S60 T5 $51,950
  • S60 D5 AWD $57,950
  • S60 T6 AWD $64,950

Volvo is also offering its Driver Support Pack option for $4,990. This includes:

  • – Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection
  • – Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist Function (ACC)
  • – Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • – Driver Alert Control (fatigue warning system)
  • – Blind Spot Identification System (BLIS)

More details of the new Volvo S60 can be found here. We’ll also provide further details of the standard range prior to its market launch, scheduled for December.

  • Don

    Is the S60 designed to compete with the A4, C class, 3 Series etc.?

    • nickdl

      I think it’s sort of in between that and a 5, E , A6.

      • TonyB

        Size-wise, the superceded S60 was split between the 3/5 , C/E , A4/6. I understand this new S60 is a tad smaller and aimed directly at the 3, C and A4.

  • NotTheStig

    Would have nice to have seen some good photos. TWENTY ONE images, many almost the same ?

    You should have posted 5 or 6 from this lot and added some other angles.

    I like the car – but more interior shots would have been useful…

  • NotTheStig

    What makes it worse is that I just looked at one of the interior pics and only the steering wheel is in focus. I thought you guys prided yourselves on photos ? – wide aperture/shallow depth of field – FAIL !

  • TonyB

    I really like it – am certainly looking forward to the V60. Only hope Volvo Australia has found a solution to the spare tyre issue. BMW can get away with runflats and no spare because they are BMW – Volvo will not.