Volvo’s CEO Tweets Out photo of the new Volvo S60 winter testing in Norway
We’re hot on the heels of Volvo’s V60 reveal in Stockholm. We knew a Volvo S60 would follow suit, as would a Cross Country version of the V60. However, this is our first chance to take a look at it, at least directly from Volvo. Håkan Samuelsson, the company’s CEO, tweeted out this picture of the 2019 Volvo S60 testing in Lofoten, Norway.
While the V60 wagon will be on display at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the S60 sedan variant won’t be shown until this summer. The venue for that reveal will be Volvo’s new factory in South Carolina. The S60, naturally, seems to share a lot of its design language with its wagon cousin, save the trunk at the back. Unmistakably present in the photo above are the brand’s signature Thor’s Hammer headlights.
Since Volvo will build the S60 on the same Scalable Product Architecture platform as the V60, we expect most of the mechanical specs from the wagon to carry over. That means there would be an entry-level T5 model and a more powerful T6. Volvo could also introduce a T8 “Twin Engine” hybrid variant with up to 390 horsepower. A 400 horsepower version of this powertrain exists in the XC60 and XC90. It may also make its way to the V60 and S60, although Volvo did not specifically mention it would just yet.
The exact date of the S60’s reveal isn’t known just yet, but it will be this summer. We’d expect the 2019 Volvo S60 to go on sale later this year.
In the meantime, check out Volvo’s newest crossover, the XC40: