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June 20, 2018

US-Built S60 is first-ever Volvo with no diesel option.

US-Built S60 is first-ever Volvo with no diesel option
The new S60 Sports Sedan has been revealed to the world from Charleston, South Carolina, and it’s heralding a new era of Volvo Cars, with a focus on sustainability, more dynamic handling and premium performance. The S60 global reveal took place at Volvo’s new factory in Charleston, South Carolina – our first manufacturing facility on American soil – which was officially inaugurated at the same event. 

"The new S60 is one of the most exciting Volvo cars we've ever made," CEO Håkan Samuelsson said. "It is a true driver's car that gives us a strong position in the US and China sedan markets, creating more growth opportunities for Volvo Cars."

The new S60 is the first Volvo car made in the US, it's the first car to be produced at our new Charleston plant and it's the first Volvo car we are selling without a diesel offer – reinforcing our industry-leading commitment to electrification and a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine.

In another first, for the sedan segment, our customers can access the new S60 via our Care by Volvo subscription service. 

The new S60 shares the SPA platform and safety technology with our V60, XC60 and 90 Series cars, making the new S60 one of the safest cars on the road.
Two turbo-charged and super-charged plug-in hybrid petrol engines will be available in the new S60: the T6 Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340hp, and the award-winning T8 Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid that delivers 400hp*. Our proven T5 and T6 petrol engines will be available at launch.

"The active chassis and drive modes deliver excellent control and an engaged performance that makes this a driver's car," said Henrik Green, our head of R&D.

And for customers who want to take the S60 driving experience to yet another level, electrified versions of the new S60 also offer our Polestar Engineered performance handling upgrade.

Polestar Engineered is positioned above the R Design expression level and is available exclusively on the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. It's a complete offer that upgrades the car's wheels, brakes, suspension and engine control unit, boosting the S60 T8 combined output to 415hp*.

*USA specifications.