And there's a lot of it. Then a bit of a strange thing happened. Every buyer must check Volvo car history before getting a car loan or credit. In the rear seat, you get marginally more headroom than you would in an S60 but otherwise, the accommodation on offer is much the same. It's not very Volvo, I know, but then some people love the V60 for exactly that quality.
Smaller wheels 17s or 18s are available and their taller-sidewall tires might improve things, and you might also want to drive the standard fixed-rate shocks to see how they affect things. That was evident on the road, too. Two-stage braking system A two-stage braking system is yet another smart feature of the Volvo Plug-in Hybrid. I am satisfied feeling safe with city safe and the car is fun. Engine Alignment : Transverse Engine Position : Front Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity : 1560 cm3 or 95. One : Drivers can flip down the backseat head restraints via the touchscreen, a boon for rear visibility. Hybrid is the standard setting whenever the car is started.
The design team has dedicated much attention to all the interior details that emphasize the distinctive R-Design aura. Volvo has a very strong reputation for safety, and the S60 carries on that tradition--especially when you consider the impressive array of electronic assists and both active and passive safety features. Rear Suspension : Coil springs. The S60 is missing the longer or extendable thigh supports that some other Volvo models have, but otherwise the driving and riding experience in front is excellent. Still, available amenities abound: Outboard passengers can get their own heated seats, plus climate control with air vents on the back of the center console and B-pillars. We follow up that test with this evaluation of the up-level T6 R-Design trim level, which packs a more powerful turbocharged six-cylinder.
Textures, materials, and design are far from ordinary, and the 'floating' center stack of controls pushes the Swedish design ethos into a hipper direction. New for 2013 For 2013 Volvo expands the availability of all-wheel drive on the S60, making it available across the lineup. You get a lockable underfloor compartment to keep valuables away from prying eyes, plus net pockets and a grocery bag holder to keep your shopping upright. The most notable modifications is the stiffer chassis, which now comes with revised shock absorber springs and anti-roll bars, providing improved handling and overall functionality for the station wagon. Other distinctive interior details include a leather-covered steering wheel, specially designed mats and a gear lever knob with integrated indicator.
The T6 buyer can boost performance to 329 horsepower by opting for the Polestar software that charges the specially designed sport accelerator pedal with an extra 25 hp. A study of daily driving shows that most European drivers cover less than 50 kilometres a day, for instance to and from work. Also new for 2013 is a retuned version of the base turbo five, with a higher compression ratio and peak turbo boost raised 15 percent. Engine Drag Control prevents the wheels from losing their grip during engine braking on a slippery surface. On longer trips, the diesel engine gives the car the same range as a conventional hybrid - but with far lower carbon dioxide emissions.
Owners may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552. The pedestrian system, Driver Alert Control, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Warning--along with the new road-sign system and active high-beam control--are all included as part of the Technology Package. This means that cooling prior to driving is very important in order to maximise battery charge and thus also range. Its sharp lines give it a sporty look. The seats meanwhile, are brilliantly comfortable, the controls are clear and everything feels solidly built. The ideal operating temperature for the battery pack is 20-30°C.
Manufacturer-reported cargo specs can be unreliable, but our measurements indicate legitimate space. It uses radar and cameras instead of sensors to operate not only the adaptive cruise control, but also a braking system that can sense pedestrians walking in front of the car and apply the brakes automatically, much like City Safety. Corner Traction Control directs torque across the car to enhance grip in aggressive maneuvers; a radar-based Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake can identify and brake for pedestrians or other objects in the road if the driver doesn't give the system indication they're trying to avoid it; and there's even a new Road Sign Information system for 2013. The world's first diesel plug-in hybrid is Volvo Car Corporation's most technically advanced model ever - an electric car, hybrid car and muscle-car all rolled into one. Superior technology From the environmental viewpoint the plug-in hybrid is totally superior to the first generation of hybrid cars, which in principle reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 15 per cent compared with the same model without hybrid power. Volvo also offers a Sport Chassis with firmer springs and shocks, plus a half-inch-lower ride height, but that setup made for an objectionably firm ride in an S60 we also drove.
The T5 comes with front- or optional all-wheel drive. The second generation of the Volvo S60 is the first Volvo to be launched under Chinese ownership of the company. It is the first Volvo to benefit from the Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake, complementing the City Safety system, which is standard on all versions of the car. Volvo V60 R-Design D2 Service Light Reset not available yet. We hope our car data will help you to make car buying decision. Save battery power for later The driver can choose to save battery power in order to drive on pure electricity later on, for instance in an urban green zone or in the heart of a city.
Inside, it's a European luxury-car experience. There's actually no penalty for the higher performance you get in the R-Design versus the T6. Diesel Fuel System : Direct Injection. The V60 line-up was replaced by an upgraded facelifted range for the 2014 model year, the biggest change being the introduction of an excellent new D4 powerplant. The front tie-blade bushing is a substantial 400 per cent stiffer to counteract wheel bouncing and shaking. The Editorial department is independent of Cars.