We’ve already written about how hot much we like the looks of the Volvo V60 wagon, and now the company has taken the wraps off the third generation of its compact luxury sedan — meet the 2019 Volvo S60. Truth be told, the four door has been due for an update for some time, as the current version dates back to 2010. But from the pictures, it looks like it was worth the wait.
In keeping with the company’s commitment to make everything in its lineup a hybrid, each version of the S60 will feature a combination of gas and electric power. Unlike previous generations, there will be no diesel engine.
At launch, four electrically assisted powertrains will be available. The T5 will have a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 250 horsepower, and stepping up to the T6 will sport a twin-charged — meaning it’ll have both a supercharger and a turbo — and cranking out 315 horsepower, while the all-wheel drive T8 will have 400 horsepower.
Along with those models, there will also be a T8 Polestar Engineered high-performance edition, which will be packing a healthy 415 horsepower, along with go-fast bits like an upgraded ECU, wheels, suspension, and brakes. While it wasn’t detailed in the press release, we’d also expect to see some exterior cues, and the option to get it in the tuning wing’s lovely Polestar blue paint.
Unfortunately, folks looking to buy one outright will be disappointed, as the hot rod model will only be available via the company’s Care by Volvo subscription service, which bundles the entire cost of the vehicle — including maintenance and insurance — into a single package. We kind of see it as a lease program on steroids, and we’re frankly curious to see if it takes off or not. We know the competition will watching too.
One interesting fact about all variants of the S60 is that they won’t be produced in Sweden, but right here in the United States, at the new factory in Charleston, South Carolina. It’s the first time Volvo has produced cars on our shores, and signals a major investment in the North American market.
To learn more about the 2019 Volvo S60, head to your local AutoNation Volvo retailer — we bet they’ll look even better in person than they do in pictures. Until then, you can watch a full walk around of the sleek new Swede below.