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2014 Volvo S60 & V60 on sale in Australia from $49,990

October 17, 2013

The facelifted 2014 Volvo S60 and V60 range has touched down in Australia. The updated model showcases various design tweaks, new innovative technologies, and a revised interior.

2014 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

Starting with the visual changes, the 2014 version is distinguished by its more focused headlights, a wider front grille with LED daytime running lights in the corner pods, while newly designed alloy wheel packages complete the look – customers can now order 19-inch items that use the same profile tyre as the 18-inch wheels to maintain optimum ride comfort.

Inside, there’s more authentic materials used throughout, with high-quality wood and leather, silk metal frames around the air vents and light controls, and a set of new upholstery colours. Some new seats have been added too, offering a blend of comfort and hugging side support. The same clean, clutter-free character is carried across as part of modern Volvo’s DNA.

Under the bonnet, engine choices remain largely unchanged. The entry-level diesel is now cut to one variant, the D4, which comes with a turbo-diesel five-cylinder producing 120kW and 400Nm. It offers an average fuel economy rating of 5.9L/100km/h in the sedan (6.0L/100km in the V60 wagon).

Sitting at the top end of the range is the T6. It sports the Polestar-optimised 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder as standard. It produces a mighty 242kW and 480Nm, using an average fuel consumption of 10.2L/100km. Power is sent through an all-wheel drive system.

All variants come with a six-speed automatic as standard, and all variants come with Volvo’s new TFT Adaptive Digital Display instrument cluster, as first seen in the V40 hatch.

A whole host of safety features is available, some are optional depending on the model. Systems include permanent high-bean with adaptive technology, pedestrian and cyclist detection with auto braking, blind-spot warning, cross-traffic alert, road sign recognition, and Volvo’s advanced City Safety program that is capable of braking the car to a stop from speeds up to 50km/h, automatically.

Pricing for the new range is as follows (excluding on-road costs):

2014 Volvo S60 T4 Kinetic – $49,990
2014 Volvo S60 T4 Luxury – 54,990
2014 Volvo S60 D4 Kinetic – $55,990
2014 Volvo S60 T5 Luxury – $58,990
2014 Volvo S60 D4 Luxury – $60,990
2014 Volvo S60 T5 R-Design – $60,190
2014 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design – $75,140

2014 Volvo V60 T5 Kinetic – $54,990
2014 Volvo V60 D4 Kinetic – $56,990
2014 Volvo V60 T5 Luxury – $59,990
2014 Volvo V60 D4 Luxury – $61,990
2014 Volvo V60 T5 R-Design – $63,140
2014 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design – $78,140

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.