Again in April, Detroit editor Alisa Priddle traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to assist construct a 2019 Volvo S60 on the plant. “Someday within the subsequent few months,” she wrote, “somebody will purchase a Volvo S60 sedan with a panoramic sunroof that I put in.” Seems, I will be driving that very same S60. With the assistance of Volvo PR, MotorTrend obtained the S60 luxurious sport sedan that got here off of the manufacturing line a couple of months in the past, and we’ll spend the subsequent yr with it.
Our 2019 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Momentum is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is each supercharged and turbocharged. Mated to an eight-speed computerized transmission, the engine produces 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and all that energy is shipped to all 4 wheels due to a typical all-wheel-drive system. This is similar powertrain we drove throughout our Automotive of the Yr testing final yr, and we preferred it a lot we named the S60 and V60 finalists.
Choosing the S60 Momentum trim means you get a 9.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are two USB ports in all the cabin, a Wi-Fi scorching spot, the panoramic sunroof put in by our very personal Alisa, leather-based seats and trim all through the cabin, and a two-zone computerized local weather management system. Rear passengers get air vents, however they do not have their very own local weather system or any USB ports.
All new Volvos get the Metropolis Security collision avoidance system, which incorporates runoff highway mitigation and safety, lane maintain help, highway signal info, and rear park help. Sadly, the total suite of security applied sciences does not come commonplace within the S60, so it’s a must to add the Superior bundle to get them. Our Volvo did include that bundle, including $2,500 to the value, and we’ll report on the semi-autonomous Pilot Help applied sciences all year long.
Our new S60 additionally got here with the Premium and Multimedia packages. The Premium bundle provides power-folding mirrors, computerized dimming mirrors, HomeLink storage door opener, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and computerized braking, entrance and rear parking sensors, and keyless entry with hands-free trunk opening. This bundle provides $2,050 to the value.
The Multimedia bundle comes with a 12.3-inch digital show on the instrument panel, a navigation system, and the crisp Harman Kardon premium 10-speaker sound system. The bundle provides $2,500 to the value, however for my part, it is value it. The digital show is fairly candy and allows you to put the nav system between the speedo and tach. It has a distinct feel and look in comparison with Audi’s Digital Cockpit, and it properly enhances the remainder of the premium inside.
Our S60 additionally comes with the Linear Lime Deco inlay ($600), heated rear seats and steering wheel ($750), and Osmium Grey Metallic paint ($645). In whole, our S60 got here in at $50,630, an honest worth for a well-equipped luxurious sport sedan.
The S60 has already seen a lot of driving. Affiliate highway take a look at editor Erick Ayapana took its supply in Detroit and drove it to L.A. earlier than making a couple of stops within the Midwest, Colorado, and San Francisco. He shortly fell in love with the Volvo and was reluctant to offer me the keys when he received again.
I am very excited to be driving the 2019 Volvo S60 T6 for the subsequent 12 months. It is a looker on the highway, and it has been snug thus far. And I do know who accountable if we ever get a leak from the sunroof.