Volvo recently unveiled a new luxury sedan in the form of the S60 at the automaker’s first manufacturing facility within the United States. The new plant is located in South Carolina (just outside of Charleston), and officially opened as of June 18th. In fact, the new S60 marks the first Volvo vehicle made in America, ever.
The factory opening, hand-in-hand with the S60’s launch, continues to prove Volvo’s commitment within the U.S., which also happens to be a key market as it relates to its new sedan, and Volvo itself.
The S60 also happens to be the first car for the company that does not have a diesel engine, which is also a sign around Volvo’s dedication to electric vehicles and long-term plans around alternatives to the traditional engine, something the company is leading the auto industry in.
Last year, Volvo was the first auto manufacturer worldwide to reveal its electrification strategy, stating that all new vehicles from 2019 on would be electrified.
Wheels.ca recently reported that the new S60 will also be available in the supercharged and turbocharged T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid with 313 horsepower and a rear electric motor; ultimately adding additional hp for a total horsepower output of 400.
These S60s will also encompass the company’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, infotainment system, and safety technology. In fact, its City Safety with Autobrake feature helps when it comes to avoiding possible accidents, and the system right now that recognizes cyclists, pedestrians, as well as larger animals. The S60 has a Pilot Assist system, an optional function, supports a driver around acceleration, braking, steering, with improvements when it comes to corner performance.
The vehicle also has: Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Run-off Road Mitigation, Cross Traffic Alert with Autobrake – making it one of the safest cars on the road today.