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The 2018 Volvo S60: A Closer Look

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Volvo has always been an innovator. When the company entered the U.S. automotive market in the mid-1950s, its vehicles came with safety belts. While that may not seem altogether notable, it was the first time the U.S. market got to see a vehicle with seat belts. People were impressed with the brand’s commitment to the safety of its drivers.

With the 2018 S60, Volvo shows that they have the same innovative spirit and commitment to safety as they did 60 years ago when America had its very first glimpse of Finnish perfection.

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Meet the 2018 Volvo S60: More Than Just a Luxury Car

If you want a luxury car that’s not just luxurious, but also has some “get-up-and-go” and is actually fun to drive, then you’ve found it in the 2018 Volvo S60.

As Kelley Blue Book reviewer Scott Oldham points out, the S60’s standard 240-horsepower turbocharged engine, which is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, is quick and gets straight to the point. The front-wheel-drive S60 model gets you from 0-60 mph in a mere 6 seconds, while simultaneously delivering some pretty impressive fuel economy (26 mpg city and 34 mpg highway).

Upgrade to the R-Design model, and you’ll get even more horses — 302 to be exact — plus AWD. Oldham calls the S60 Polestar “tire-scorching,” which is pretty spot-on since its super-powerful 362-horsepower engine zips from 0 to 60 mpg in a mind-blowing 4.4 seconds flat.

U.S. News and World Reports reviewers state that the 2018 Volvo S60 also provides a ride that’s “polished and well-balanced, presenting a smooth ride over most surfaces, precise steering, and good composure in the corners.” In other words, the S60 will deliver exactly what you’re looking for on your daily commute.

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Superb Luxury and Refinement

Step inside the Volvo S60, and you enter a world of comfort and standard Swedish refinement. Modern finishes and extremely comfortable and supportive seats will likely be the first thing you notice. You’ll also undoubtedly notice that the instrumentation is easy to read and the audio system is a breeze to operate.

Climb into the back seat, and experience how roomy this new S60 is. There’s plenty of legroom for even your tallest passengers, as Volvo’s engineers added 3″ of extra legroom to this sedan.

Outside, the S60 is dynamically styled with a low roofline and a wide stance. The downward sloping rear leads to dual tailpipes, offering a preliminary hint at the S60’s unleashable power. Volvo also provided plenty of state-of-the-art LED lighting all around to cap off a longer, sexier profile. The S60 is, in short, a head-turner.

A Safe Ride, Too

The 2018 Volvo S60 comes standard with City Safety, a system that checks for pedestrians and vehicles, alerts you if a collision is possible, and automatically applies the brakes when necessary. The S60 car also offers front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, automatic parallel park assist, and lane keep assist to make your life ever simpler.

That all breaks down to an award-winning luxury car, as the NHTSA gave the 2018 S60 five out of five stars for every crash test it conducted. The latest version of the S60 also earns top scores in IIHS safety tests, making it a Top Safety Pick.

A Thoroughly Modern New Option for Volvo Owners

For the first time, Volvo is offering a subscription service for its vehicles called Care by Volvo. The flat-fee service covers everything from maintenance to insurance and allows subscribers to swap for a new Volvo every 24 months. The fee is the same regardless of your geographical region, age or any other factor, and is just another way Volvo is striving redefine car ownership and make it easier and more convenient for all its customers.

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Time for a Closer Look at the S60?

If you’d like to take a peek at the 2018 Volvo S60, there’s no time like the present to coddle your curiosity. Head into our Roanoke Volvo dealership at 5000 Franklin Rd to get up close and personal with the classy S60 today, and you’ll want to drive it home right then and there. Contact us at (540) 344-6284 to schedule a test drive or ask our Roanoke Volvo dealers about any current S60 lease offers and finance deals.

 

 

Sources & Photos:

https://www.kbb.com/volvo/s60/2018/

https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/volvo/s60

Volvo Subscription Service Aims to Make Having a Car Worry-Free

https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2018/VOLVO/S60/4%252520DR/FWD

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/volvo/s60-4-door-sedan/2018

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