We all saw the concept images of the Volvo S60 and were amazed at the design streamlining and true to form styling.
Launched with a single engine variant - the T6, turbocharged six-cylinder - it produces 224kW and an impressive 440Nm of torque.
While most of the concept design cues have been carried over, Volvo has adjusted the front end to comply with pedestrian safety.
The S60 also debuts with the collision warning system fitted to the XC60. More engine variants will follow once the brand launches the vehicle to the worldwide media, including two diesels.
A 2.4-litre D5 diesel and 2.0-litre D3 diesel will produce 155kW, 420Nm and 122kW, 400Nm respectively. A DRIVe version will also be available. The frugal diesel takes the environmental stance, emitting just 115g/km of Co2 emissions.
LEDs similar to those fitted to the XC60 have been employed on the front and back to give the Volvo unique presence during the night.
Volvo engineers have dynamically tuned the S60 for a dynamic drive, also allowing the car to be fitted with the FOUR-C system that holds suspension adjustments entirely open to the driver's tastes.