2013 Volvo S60 Facelift review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 22 February 2013 , 09:02:24 byAngela

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Volvo S60 Facelift

Swedish carmaker Volvo has released a lot of images and technical details on the S60 sedan, but not only. We will also mention the V60 station wagon and the XC60 crossover in the article so that we cover a wider rang of products.


The common theme when it comes to the exterior of all these models is the new and more understated front fascia. The auxiliary lights positioned between the headlamps and grille were dropped and also redesigned. Instead, the models now come with new sculpted front and rear bumper, some different exhaust pipes, revised tail lamp graphics and to transfer the output to the road, 19- and 20-inch wheels offered as optionally. For the interior of the cabins, the carmaker provided several upgrades as well. For example, the new Volvo S60, but also the other two as well, now have new upholstery colors, new trim inlays, frames around the air vents, light controls, a new headliner, but also anew TFT instrument panel with a large center gauge. This is actually similar to that found in the hatchback version of the Volvo V40.


When it comes to equipment, the XC60 models now feature Corner Traction Control, but also a revised infotainment system with a 7-inch display, available heated steering wheel and paddle shifters. The list continues with the new Active High Beam Control and an electrically heated windscreen.


In order to improve fuel economy and the CO2 emissions, the carmaker has tweaked the petrol and diesel engines in all three models. Just to be clear, the D2 capable of generating 115 PS found in the S60 uses 4.0 liters of fuel for 100 km and the CO2 emission level is 106 g/km. the 16-liter GTSi found in the S60 capable of generating 180 PS or 150 Ps with automatic gearboxes return 6.8 liters of fuel per 100 km. We will have the opportunity to see the models at the Geneva Motor Show next month.


Pictures with the new Volvo S80 are also available.