SPIED: Volvo S60 caught without camouflage, looks good

3-Series | March 9th, 2018 by 10
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Volvo has been crushing the design game lately. Its XC90 was a huge shakeup for the brand and proved that it was on the right …

Volvo has been crushing the design game lately. Its XC90 was a huge shakeup for the brand and proved that it was on the right track, in terms of design. Following that was the XC60, which looked great and everyone seemed to love. Then the S90 sedan came out and enthusiasts started to get very intrigued, especially after seeing the V90 wagon. More recently, the Volvo V60 wagon was revealed, a car to take on the BMW 3 Series Touring, and it looks superb. Now, though, we’re seeing a spy photo of the upcoming Volvo S60 sedan, ahead of its eventual release, and it looks very good.

Okay, so we only get one picture and it’s a bit blurry. However, we can make out a few design elements and it looks promising. For instance, the way its beltline makes its way upward back toward the C-pillar looks sporty and it accentuates the rear wheels, making it seem a bit rear-driven, even though it isn’t. It also gets a pretty aggressive shoulder line that swells over the front and rear wheel arches, making it look slightly muscular and sporty.

This new Volvo S60 also seems to have similar taillights as the S90. While they aren’t great, and are a bit boring, they do look handsome enough and work well with the car. Though, that’s probably the only design flaw of Volvo’s at the moment.

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In this photo, we can’t see its face but that’s not a problem. We’ve seen all modern Volvo’s from the front and they all look superb. So we’re not too worried that this one won’t look similar to those cars. Its “Thor’s Hammer” headlights, wide grille and sharp lines all make every new Volvo looks really expensive and premium.

The BMW 3 Series is a great car and we expect the new G20-generation on the way to be even better. However, the 3 Series was never the best looking car in its class and it will be mighty hard for BMW to take on this new Volvo S60, in terms of design.

[Source: Motor1]

10 responses to “SPIED: Volvo S60 caught without camouflage, looks good”

  1. Arunabh says:

    Not just good. Its amazing to look at.

    Without any unnecessary slashes, cuts & curves they were able to make the car look svelte, purposeful and elegant and it looks proper Volvo too.

    this is how revolutionary evolution in design should take place something that most german car makers haven’t mastered yet.

    • disqus_8YchtRit8p says:

      Too evolutionary, predictably Volvo. New ownership should have done something new, even radical, to shake things up in a conservative, even boring segment.

  2. fathornyblackandjoe says:

    This looks seriously good. Better than any offering from BMW, Audi, and MB, in my opinion…including the new A6. Volvo is definitely on a roll.

    • disqus_8YchtRit8p says:

      If u like 4 cyls.

      • Hinu says:

        They do have bigger engines… Guess you didn’t pay attention. But they’re FWD and that’s a deal-breaker. So for me, Polestar is the saviour bringing RWD to Volvos. Not just that, but making the Volvo a driver’s car, not some boring family car with loose and numb steering. When it comes to everything else, interior, comfort, design, practicality, quality and safety… Volvos are up there among the best! So if Polestar can bring that to the table and add handling and performance – it would easily be the best car on the market. BMW should be worried (competition is always great).

    • Hinu says:

      The simple fact that BMW is RWD and Volvos are boring to drive and doesn’t handle very well makes BMW the winner. But it’s just a fact that Volvo is among the best when it comes to interior (the previous generation interior was bad), comfort, design, practicality, quality and safety.

  3. Hinu says:

    I think this is the most beautiful car I’ve seen. I really hope the Polestar 2 will look like the Volvo counterpart! I honestly doubt it’ll have the same design, though, but we can only hope.

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