|The design-savvy Volvo S60 has received a timely upgrade in the country, as announced by Volvo Car Malaysia. The 2015 Volvo S60 is now more primed for action and offered in the familiar equipment lines: the T5 and T4.|
At a glance, the 2015 Volvo S60 has a reworked front that gives the sedan a more prominent road presence. The headlights give the front fascia a fresh, expressive ‘face’, along with the wider grille and DRLs. On the headlights, visible washer nozzles have been relocated out of sight under the bonnet, similar to the new XC60. The radar cover has been painted gloss black, which helps it blend better with the grille. The chrome frame around the grille has been removed and a larger ironmark badge is put in place to give the S60 an enhanced outlook.
The horizontal lines bring out the profile of the S60, along with the low-slung silhouette. At the rear, the appearance renders more or less some similarities to the predecessor.
Digital Instrument Cluster and Adaptive Digital Display are cornerstones to the interior of the Volvo S60
Moving to the interior, the 2015 Volvo S60 sees the use of plenty of authentic materials and the infusion of Volvo’s in-command driving experience. The main highlight is the new Digital Instrument Cluster with 8-inch Adaptive Digital Display. Additionally, the Volvo Sensus is in place to refine the cabin even further. Moreover, steering switches and touch buttons are available, just below the color screen display for easy access and driver and front occupant’s convenience.
The range-topping S60 T5 is powered by a 240 hp 2.0 GTDi turbo petrol engine, and the S60 T4 is powered by 180 hp 1.6-liter GTDi. Both powerplants are paired with a 6-speed Powershift transmission complete with Geartronic. The T5 pushes 320 Nm of torque, while the T4 exceeds 240 Nm.
There are five exterior colors for the 2015 Volvo S60: Flamenco Red, Ice White, Ember Black , Electric Silver and Seashell. An optional exterior styling kit and R-Design Styling Package are available for the S60. The Volvo S60 T4 is priced at RM221,888 (minus insurance) and the S60 T5 goes for RM261,888 (minus insurance). Both versions come with a 5-year warranty and roadside assist (Volvo-on-Call).