2016 Volvo S60 Release Date, Msrp, Engine, Price – New novelties that will grace the new Volvo S60 2016 upon its release includes an extended-wheelbase version with adequate legroom. Also, Volvo has managed to shuffle some content (including optional packages) on various trim models as well as doing away with the S60’s fold-flat anterior driver and passenger seat configuration.
The S60 has long been noted for its safety and styling (although recently), the automaker has proved itself as a firm contender within the luxury market for a couple of years now. Volvo cemented its market position this year when it unleashed its new family of fuel-efficient and strong turbocharged engines. The 2016 year model will be better placed to rival leading German competitors in its segemnt with the release of the S60 Inscription model. Look for other opportunities in the segment in cars such as Acura TLX, Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series.
Throughout the entire model line-up, the S60 has the qualities expected expected in this segment: responsive handling, handsome styling, a cozy cabin, and tons of sleek features too. The captivating Volvo highlights of impressive feisty engines, breathtaking comfortable front seats and also safety technologies come fitted in the ride.
Exterior Review & Interior Changes – Volvo S60
First things first, the new S60 is a midsize luxury sedan that is will be provided in either standard or extended-wheelbase versions.
The standard-wheelbase T5 AWD and T5 Drive-E come wit same equipment save for for the powertrains. They will come with automatic headlights, mirrors heated, cruise control, an 8-way power driver seat, 17-inch wheels, LED running lights, headlight washers, climate control, automatic wipers, driver memory settings. Other features to expect include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear headrests, and a 60/40 split aft seats.
For T5 AWD and T5 Drive-E models, expect leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, bright window trim, and a sunroof.
The T6 Drive-E should come equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, adjustable steering effort, keyless entry, leather interior, sport seats, and paddle shifters and lumbar support.
Available on every 2016 Volvo S60s is the Convenience package which should bag keyless ignition and entry, a rearview camera, power-folding mirrors, and a grocery bag holder. The Technology package should come with headlight control, adaptive cruise control, driver-attention warning, forward collision mitigation, and blind spot monitoring.
Also there will be an optional Climate package which includes windshield washers, heated exterior mirros, a heated windshiel, a heated steering wheel, leather wrapped steering wheel, an active cabin filter, inclining front seats, and heated rear seats. The Sport package should add a sport-tuned suspension, paddle shifters and 19-inch alloy wheels. Also, there will be the Blind Spot package available, which features side lane assist, imminent collsion warning, blind spot warning, rear park sensors, and aft cross-traffic alert.
Engine Specs – 2016 Volvo S60
Under the hood of the T5 Drive-E and Inscription is a 2L turbo 1-4, 4-cylinder engines capable of yielding 240 hp and 258 pounds of torque. The power produced will then be transmitted to the FWD through an 8-speed auto transmission system. EPA estimates that the fuel economy of the engine are rated at a cool 26 city/38 highway/30 mpg combined for the standard 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E and 25/37/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined combined for the 2016 Volvo S60 Inscription model.
Both the T5 all-wheel-drive and T5 an AWD Inscription feature a 2.5-liter turbo 1-5-cylinder engine, an AWD, and a six-speed automatic able to generate 250 horsepower and 266 pounds of torque. According to EPA, the fuel economy for the models is 20/29/23 mpg city/highway/combined.
The 2016 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E is a FWD and packs both a supercharged and a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder powerplant capable of yielding 302 horsepower p and 295 pounds of torque. It is paired to an 8-speed automatic.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.3 in. (109.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.5 in. (182.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.4 in. (73.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 12.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3433 lbs.
Top Speed: 135 mph
0-60: 6.3 sec
MPG: 26/38 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Black Stone, Bright Silver Metallic, Crystal White Pearl Metallic, Flamenco Red Metallic, Ice White, Magic Blue Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic, Osmium Grey Metallic, Savile Grey Metallic, Seashell Metallic..
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs
Price & Release Date – 2016 Volvo S60
The starting price for the base 2016 Volvo S60 will be around $40,000 and it is expected to hit showrooms in a couple of months from now. The vehicle’s feature and equipment list will assuredly catapult it in terms of competitiveness in its segment.
The vehicle will also come laden with tons of safety features which will include antilock disc brakes, front seat airbags, stability control, side curtain airbags, traction control, collision warning, blind spot monitoring, automatic brakes, cyclist detection, electronic warnings, lane departure warning, rear view camera, rear cross traffic control and parking sensors.