2019 Volvo S60 and V60 spotted in Australia

August 19, 2019

The all-new 2020 Volvo S60 and V60 have touched down in Australia, with some of the first examples spotted during transport today. Volvo has previously said the new models will officially go on sale during the “first two weeks” of August.

Two examples were spotted on a truck, including both an S60 sedan and V60 wagon. Both were T5 variants in R-Design trim. Volvo Australia has confirmed it will be offering the T5 in Momentum, Inscription, and R-Design form, for both the S60 and V60. At the top of the range will be the T8, for both the S60 and V60, which will be available locally in R-Design trim only.

The T8 features a 2.0-litre turbo and supercharged petrol four-cylinder engine paired with a electric motor hybrid system. Combined output is rated at 311kW and 680Nm, sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive. Volvo claims 0-100km/h comes up in just 4.3 seconds, with an official fuel consumption average of just 2.0L/100km.

For the T5, power comes from a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder that produces 187kW and 350Nm, or 192kW and 400Nm in R-Design form (includes Polestar optimisation). This is sent through an eight-speed auto with all-wheel drive, providing a 0-100km/h sprint in a claimed 6.4 seconds, or 6.3 seconds in R-Design form. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.3L/100km in both forms.

Buyers will be offered a range of interior trim packages for the new model, including fine Nappa leather in Blond/Charcoal, Maroon Brown/Charcoal, and Charcoal/black. These are complimented with Linear Lime wood inserts, or Driftwood for the Inscription, or Metal Mesh for the R-Design.

All models come with a 9.0-inch vertical-oriented touch-screen media system packed with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. It includes Sensus satellite navigation, voice control, and dual-zone climate control. Tunes can be played through an optional high-end 14-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system, or an optional 1100W Bowers & Wilkins 15-speaker unit.

Safety is obviously paramount with any Volvo, so it comes as no surprise the new S60 and V60 come with a range of advanced safety systems. Some of the highlights include City Safety (autonomous emergency braking), Run-off Road protection and mitigation, cross-traffic alert with auto braking, and a 360-degree parking camera system.

The new models are set to hit dealerships at any moment now, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs):

2019 Volvo S60 T5 Momentum: $54,990
2019 Volvo S60 T5 Inscription: $60,990
2019 Volvo S60 T5 R-Design: $64,990
2019 Volvo S60 T8 R-Design: $85,990

2019 Volvo V60 T5 Momentum: $56,990
2019 Volvo V60 T5 Inscription: $62,990
2019 Volvo V60 T5 R-Design: $66,990
2019 Volvo V60 T8 R-Design: $87,990

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.