2019 Volvo S60 ‘Polestar Engineered’ Shows Its Face Ahead Of June 20 Unveiling

Volvo is getting ready to unveil the third member of its re-engineered ’60’ family, as a new S60 saloon will soon join the XC60 SUV and V60 Estate.

Poised to take on rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Jaguar XE and BMW 3-Series, the premium compact four-door model isn’t shying away from showing its face on video.

Looking essentially like a shrunken S90, it gets the Thor’s hammer LED headlights, signature grille with the Polestar badging, mean-styled front bumper with what appears to be a carbon fiber-made apron and large air intakes.

At the beginning of the video, the Geely-owned brand previews the new S60 from above, revealing the muscular hood, a shark-fin antenna, and a generously sized sunroof.

This is the top-of-the-line model of the series, which will be known officially as ‘Polestar Engineered‘. It benefits from a few styling upgrades over the regular versions, such as a special suspension setup with adjustable shock absorbers and strut bar, whose design is shared with the Polestar 1.

With a combined output of 409hp (415PS / 305kW) and 494lb-ft (670Nm) of torque (in US-spec), courtesy of an internal combustion unit dubbed T8 Twin Engine, and an electric motor, the Volvo S60 comes very close in terms of power to AMG and M models from Mercedes and BMW.

The C63 has 469hp (476PS / 350kW) and 479lb-ft (605Nm) of torque in the standard version, and 503hp (510PS / 375kW) and 516lb-ft (700Nm) of torque in the ‘S’ flavor. At the same time, the M3’s engine churns out 425hp (431PS / 317kW) and 406lb-ft (550Nm) of torque.

Volvo will officially present the all-new S60 on June 20, but expect more teasers in the meantime.


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