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New Volvo S60 to unveil on June 20

18th Jun 2018 5:39 pm

The Russian doll styling means the Volvo S60, which does not get a diesel option, now looks like a downsized S90.

The new preview images of the Volvo S60 revealed by the carmaker has been have been accompanied by the announcement of its full reveal on 20 June. An image previously leaked onto a Swedish car site showed the car's rear along with similar design to the divisive S90 sedan.

Volvo's preview images reveal details of the car's design. A more revealing shot was released of the hot S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar Engineered, which is a performance-oriented version of the S60, tweaked by Volvo's spun-off performance brand, Polestar.

The BMW 3-series rival will produce more than 409bhp and 494lb ft of torque from its 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine and plug-in hybrid system thanks to Polestar's tweaks. Additionally, braking, suspension and other modifications have also been applied by Polestar.

One of Volvo's pictures previewed the S60's front end, which remains identical to the recently revealed V60 estate. This is the first glimpse we've had at the compact executive sedan – ahead of its on-sale date after the V60, albeit before the end of the year.

Brand boss Håkan Samuelsson revealed that the S60 will be built at a new factory in South Carolina. This is a new facility, which will begin construction of the S60 in late-2018, although the plant itself has been under development since January 2016. All S60s will be built at the plant, which has a maximum capacity of 1 lakh units per year.

Also see:

Volvo S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar in the works

New S60 to be Volvo's first diesel-free offering

Next-gen Volvo S60 image leaked

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