Marhaba Motoring Review: Volvo S60 Inscription
The all-new Volvo S60 celebrates the joy of driving through its design. A lean, sleek profile, sculpted sides and muscular shoulders highlight the S60’s athletic character.
Scandinavian elegance with dynamism combine to give it a focused presence, confidently communicating its ability on the road.
Distinctive details identify the S60 as one of the new generation of Volvo Cars. The prominent front grille and full LED headlights with the unique ‘Thor hammer’ light signature create an unmistakable presence, day or night.
As in all Volvos, things only get better on the inside: the impressive large touchscreen has super clear graphics and complete connectivity. Enjoy your Apple CarPlay – it’s very smooth, just like an iPad. The unique air vents and slender diamond-pattern metal-finished controls all reassure you of the obvious quality that surrounds you. And the seats! Volvo seats are well known for providing great support, with multi-directional lumbar support and an adjustable cushion extension.
Innovative S60 engines give strong performance with low emissions and fuel consumption. Each is a four-cylinder engine turbocharged for maximum responsiveness. The turbocharged T4 gives 190 hp and powers the front wheels; the all-wheel-drive T5 is turbocharged with 254 hp. Power increases to 400 on the all-wheel-drive T8 plug-in hybrid.
The City Safety with Autobrake technology assists the driver in avoiding potential collisions, and is the only system on the market to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. The optional Pilot Assist system – which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130 kph – has been upgraded with improved cornering performance. The S60 also includes Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and other steering assistance systems. The optional Cross Traffic Alert with autobrake further enhances safety for people inside and outside the car.
MAX POWER 320 hp (235kW) @ 5,700
MAX TORQUE 400 Nm/295 lb-ft from 2,200 rpm
ACCELERATION 0 – 100 kph in 6.3 secs
DRIVELINE Geartronic 8-speed shiftable smooth automatic with responsive All-Wheel-Drive (AWD)
EXTERIOR Feel the thrill of driving with the new Volvo S60, the powerful, athletic and dramatic sedan designed to make your every journey enjoyable, and with the look that will turn heads along your way. ‘Thor’s Hammer’ distinctive LED daytime running lights reflect legendary Scandinavian power
INTERIOR A cabin full of beautiful details and technology to smooth away your journey. Scandinavian design and Swedish craftsmanship combine to create a cabin focused on putting you in control, made from beautiful materials; beautiful dashboard and excellent centre screen, as large as an iPad, proclaim the modern era where car and phone are seamlessly interconnected; fabulous Bowers & Wilkins Hi-Fi; CleanZone emphasises clean environment aims
SAFETY/SECURITY Volvo continues to introduce ‘World First’ safety features adding to the industry-leading visionary technologies preventing accidents and protecting all those involved; now we have Oncoming Mitigation by Braking which detects vehicles heading towards you on the wrong side of the road. Check it out at the showroom on Khalifa Street.
The new Volvo S60 starts from QAR149,900 including five years or 75,000 km free service and unlimited kilometres free warranty.
Khalifa Street is where you can touch, and feel, a new Volvo for yourself; staff will be happy to arrange a test drive of the new Volvo S60 Inscription or introduce you to any of its stylish cars and SUVs. Just call 4424 6860 or visit the official Volvo website.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
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