If you want to stand out from the crowd then a Volvo is possibly the most alluring choice with its latest S60 being another highlight for this Swedish luxury car-maker. Volvo is clear about being different in its ethos and that has helped itself to become a luxury car brand that stands up to the best of Germany. And maybe better it, especially in the design language. There is little doubt that the new S60 is a stunning design that borrows heavily from its latest design language but it is not fussy with being clean yet purposeful. It also looks bigger and maybe more elegant over its more aggressively designed rivals. It looks calmer in comparison.
The Zen-like design philosophy is carried over to the interior where you will a design which shuns buttons for a massive vertical mounted touch screen. You access all of the controls via the neatly stacked icons in the infotainment system. The only physical buttons are below while the drive mode is a beautifully made knob reeking of a knurled finish. Quality, as you guess, is brilliant and the Harman Kardon system (with configurable sound environment settings) is music to your ears- literally! The sense of space is also pretty good with comfortable seating while being more lounge-like.
Volvo is offering the Inscription model with being fully loaded with features such as a massive panoramic sunroof, the aforementioned music system, four-zone climate control, wireless charging plus a whole host of safety equipment which uses a plethora of cameras and sensors.
The new S60 isn’t a hooligan which you need to drive by the scruff of its neck as it is more relaxed with its driving manners. A T4 petrol turbocharged four cylinder petrol is offered which does the job perfectly. The ride quality is sublime as you sink into those plump chairs and just cruise with utmost ease. It is quiet, easy to drive and goes in the opposite direction from its rivals and that my dear reader is what makes the new S60 so good.
Overall the new Volvo S60 then is a luxury car which is bristling with lots of technology while being served with a generous dollop of luxury and comfort. In other words, a serious threat to Germany.