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Volvo S60

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A sedan produced by Volvo beginning with the 2001 model year.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Volvo S60 page on 30 June 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Volvo S60 is a compact luxury sedan manufactured and marketed by Volvo since 2000 and is now in its third generation.

The first generation (2000–2009) was launched in autumn of 2000 in order to replace the S70 and was based on the P2 platform. It had a similar designed estate version called Volvo V70 and a sports version called S60 R. Styling clues were taken from the ECC concept car and the S80.

The second generation (2010–2018) was released in 2010 for the 2011 model year and has its own estate version, known as the Volvo V60.

The third generation will join the Volvo line-up in 2018 or 2019. It will be built on a shortened version of the Scalable Product Architecture platform, in America's first Volvo factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina. The U.S. will become the sole global source of the S60 sedan when production in China is phased out in early 2019.

First generation (2000–2009)

The S60 was built on Volvo's P2 platform, which was shared with other Volvo models like the S80, V70, XC70 and finally the XC90.

The Volvo S60 was released in 2000 (2001 model year) being the company's new generation sports sedan. The S60 is aimed to mainly compete with the BMW 3 Series (E46) and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W203). Unlike its rivals, the Volvo S60 continued production for 9 years with multiple facelifts. The S60 was refreshed in 2005. The exterior was updated with body-colored side moldings and bumpers with chrome linings, as well as new headlamps replacing the original with black housing. The interior received some updates as well, with new seats, trim, and an updated center console. The S60 went through a final facelift in 2008 with full body-colored bumper and door inserts and larger emblem in the front and larger spaced out "V-O-L-V-O" letters in the rear. The interior featured a new pattern upholstery which differs from its original pattern. The S60 came standard with Volvo's own radio unit, the HU-650 and an optional extra HU-850 unit. The HU-850 unit features a 225 or 335-watt power output (depending on optional external amplifier) with three presets: 2CH, 3CH and Dolby Digital Pro Logic II Surround Sound. The Four-C chassis from the S60 R became an option on some S60s. In 2004 the T5 engine was reengineered from 2.3 to 2.4 litres and received an increase of 10 bhp (7 kW; 10 PS), and a modified turbo in the D5 model also increased the D5 bhp from 163 PS to 185 PS.

Second generation (2010–2018)

The second generation S60 began production in Ghent, Belgium on May 17, 2010, with an expected annual production of 90,000 vehicles. Official photos were released in November 2009, and the car was publicly unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. It debuted as a 2011 model in North America. The second generation S60 also arrived with the 5th generation Haldex AWD system. More differences in the second generation S60 include the new large Volvo iron symbol, parallel to the grille LED day running lamps and larger spaced letters in the brand name on rear.

The engine range of the S60 and V60 comprises four petrol engines and three diesels. The engines available are the T3, T4, T5 and T6 petrol engines and D3, D5 and 1.6D DRIVe diesel engines, the latter of which has Stop Start Technology to increase the efficiency of the engine. The 2.4-litre D5 plug-in hybrid version, fitted with a five-cylinder diesel engine and a 50 kW electric motor, was scheduled for sale in Europe by November 2012.

The Volvo S60 and V60 come with Volvo's City Safety system as standard, which is the same system fitted to its sister the XC60. This system stops the car in the event of impending collision in 'City Traffic' below 19 mph (31 km/h). Also, a new safety feature named "Pedestrian Detection" (available on both the V60 and S60) detects people in front of the car and automatically applies the brakes if the driver does not react in time. The new sedan shows off Volvo's completely new design language already seen in the Volvo XC60 concept. It rides on the same platform as the XC60. The goal of this new design was to target younger demographics.


Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
11 July 2013Volvo S60 Polestar. In-car at Goodwood FOS 2013
Matt Hubbard for Speedmonkey

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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
December 2005SCI/NASS Combination Driver Air Bag-Related Serious Injury Investigation
Vehicle - 2004 Volvo S60
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 984KB - 14 pages
publication 9 November 2006Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity
2006 Volvo S60 Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 19.8MB - 350 pages
publication 7 April 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 118: Power-Operated Window, Partition, And Roof Panel Systems
2011 Volvo S60 T6, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 11.0MB - 50 pages
publication 26 May 2011DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT
To: Daniel Smith, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Adam Kopstein, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V303000

PDF
- 331KB - 3 pages
report date 26 May 2011NHTSA Recall 11V303000
Volvo S60
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
publication 3 June 2011FUEL PUMP SOFTWARE/POSSIBLE ENGINE
To: Adam Kopstein, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V303000

PDF
- 32KB - 3 pages
publication 6 June 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 214: Dynamic Side Impact Protection (Rigid Pole)
2011 Volvo S60 4-Dr Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.6MB - 116 pages
publication 24 June 2011IMPORTANT RECALL NOTICE
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V303000

PDF
- 73KB - 2 pages
publication 22 July 20112nd Quarter 2011 Quarterly Reports
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V303000

PDF
- 57KB - 2 pages
publication 21 October 20113rd Quarter 2011 Quarterly Reports
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V303000

PDF
- 37KB - 2 pages
publication 24 January 20124th Quarter 2011 Quarterly Reports
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V303000

PDF
- 34KB - 2 pages
publication 20 April 20121st Quarter 2012 Quarterly Reports
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V303000

PDF
- 40KB - 2 pages
publication 23 July 20122nd Quarter 2012 Quarterly Reports
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V303000

PDF
- 35KB - 2 pages
publication 23 July 2012DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT
To: Nancy Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Adam Kopstein, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V303000

PDF
- 23KB - 2 pages
publication 10 September 2012DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT
To: Nancy Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Adam Kopstein, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 49KB - 2 pages
report date 10 September 2012NHTSA Recall 12V439000
2013 Volvo S60, 2013 Volvo XC60
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
publication 12 September 2012REVISED - DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT
To: Nancy Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Adam Kopstein, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 79KB - 3 pages
publication 13 September 2012Defective SRS Control Unit-All cars quarantined
To: Adam Kopstein, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 50KB - 2 pages
publication 18 September 2012Technical Journal
Recall 257: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Control Unit Replacement
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 150KB - 1 page
publication 28 September 2012Volvo Recall 257 SRS Control Unit Replacement
To: All U.S. & Canadian Volvo Retailers
From: Adam Kopstein, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 892KB - 8 pages
publication 19 October 20123rd Quarter 2012 Quarterly Reports
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V303000

PDF
- 40KB - 2 pages
publication 19 October 20123rd Quarter 2012 Quarterly Reports
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 38KB - 2 pages
publication 17 January 20134th Quarter 2012 Quarterly Reports
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V303000

PDF
- 35KB - 2 pages
publication 17 January 20134th Quarter 2012 Quarterly Reports
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 35KB - 2 pages
publication 22 April 2013Volvo 1st Quarter 2013 Recall Reports
Volvo Cars U.S.
NHTSA Recall 11V303000

PDF
- 34KB - 2 pages
publication 22 April 2013Volvo 1st Quarter 2013 Recall Reports
Volvo Cars U.S.
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 32KB - 2 pages
publication 15 July 2013Volvo 2nd Quarter 2013 Recall Reports
Volvo Cars U.S.
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 33KB - 2 pages
publication 16 July 2013Volvo 2nd Quarter 2013 Recall Reports
Volvo Cars U.S.
NHTSA Recall 11V303000

PDF
- 40KB - 2 pages
publication 24 October 2013Volvo 3rd Quarter 2013 Recall Reports
Volvo Cars U.S.
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 90KB - 2 pages
publication 10 January 2014Volvo 4th Quarter 2013 Recall Reports
Volvo Cars U.S.
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 85KB - 1 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
13 September 2003Volvo S-60 Brings Safety, Style and Performance to Car Enthusiasts John Birchard, VOA News
5 April 2006Starting the Revolvolution with the Volvo S60Kevin Anderson
3 May 2006Volvo S60 Made Even Sportier According to AutomakerKevin Anderson
18 January 2013Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Motor Theft Prevention Standard; VolvoFederal Register: NHTSA (Christopher J. Bonanti)
11 July 2013In-car video in the Polestar S60 up the hill at Goodwood FoS Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
30 September 20142014 Volvo S60 D5 R-Design Lux Nav First Drive Review Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
22 October 20142014 Volvo S60 D5 R-Design Review Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
25 June 2019A Mixed Bag Of Feelings About Volvo’s 2019 S60 PolestarLucy Wyndham


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