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.
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