The 2013 S60, available to San Francisco drivers, is Volvo's second entry into a whole new styling direction. The S60 continues in its new design DNA towards a more slender, more curvy, and streamlined design, while still maintaining a four-door coupe roofline. It is a continued evolution in Volvo's vehicle lineup. The S60 promises to be sportier and more dynamic, with sweeping and elegant lines, yet still recognizably a Volvo.
2013 Volvo S60 features a powerful, twin scroll turbo six cylinder
engine with an output of 300 horsepower, similar to the output of the
S60R, mated to aA 6-speed Geartronic transmission. A Haldex
electronically controlled AWD system with Instant Traction is optional.
Along with the Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, the 2013 Volvo
S60 is the first to debut the Advanced Stability Control system, which
provides even greater control of the car to help prevent skids. In
addition is the new Corner Traction Control, which allows the driver to
take corners more tightly and makes it easier to retain control when
driving on winding roads or wet surfaces.
The Pedestrian Safety System will be introduced on the redesigned 2013 S60, which promises to go beyond simple warning devices for impending collisions. It will actually take control of the car to prevent them. The Pedestrian Safety System is the latest development in a new generation of safety, and the next logical iteration of the famed Volvo City Safety system. It is able to identify pedestrians and bicycle riders in front of the vehicle using a video camera, which sits at the top edge of the windshield in front of the rear view mirror, and a radar system, which is mounted in the front grill. The system will automatically brake and stop the car to prevent collisions with pedestrians up to 15.5 miles per hour in front of the car if the driver does not react in time. The system has advantages over the human eye as it uses sophisticated algorithms to judge whether a person is likely to jump in front of the car, based on their position. It will reflexively stop, avoiding pedestrian accidents caused by distractions and inattentive drivers. It also does not have to deal with blind spots, such as windshield pillars, that a driver does. This technology is an important step in designing cars that do not crash and help to prevent the 43% of traffic fatalities who are pedestrians.
The newly designed S60 is a leader in its sedan class. "Customers in this segment want emotional appeal, sport design, and dynamic driving properties, and the all-new S60 is sculpted to move you. It looks and drives like no other Volvo before, and the car's technology will help you to be safer and more confident behind the wheel," says Stephen Odell, President and CEO of Volvo Cars.
All the major automotive publications have had nothing but great things to say about the all new 2013 Volvo S60. For instance:
"We found the Dynamic suspension setting to be ideal. Our test S60 was equipped with 235/40R-18 Continental ContiSportContact 3 summer tires, and the car had a supple ride yet excellent grip, thanks in part to the all-wheel-drive system."
"The S60 exhibits a crispness and a confidence that will surprise current drivers of Volvo sedans. With it, Volvo has improved not only on its traditional strength, safety, but also has made an even bigger styling statement. Most important, the S60 finally is competitive in terms of its driving dynamics."
Car and Driver
"It all comes wrapped in an undeniably handsome exterior, with a Swedish take on the "four-door coupe" envelope that has become so popular with European (and therefore Korean) carmakers. There's a welcome sense of Scandinavian simplicity and integration in the bodywork, as the shapes flow into each other."
Road and Track
"After having spent a day in the new 2012 Volvo S60 on country roads near Lisbon, I can assure you the car does not disappoint."
Now Available Through the Port Installed Accessory Program
Volvo is pleased to announce the introduction of a new innovative accessory for the all new S60, the Front Blind View Camera.
If you've experienced the frustration of not being able to see around corners, then this camera is for you. The system features a camera mounted in the front grill that provides a 180 degree view, allowing the driver to see around corners, and past buildings and bushes.
How Does it Work?
The system utilizes a camera mounted in the front grill, and images are displayed in the standard 7" monitor located in the upper part of the center console. Images are shown as a split screen, so you can see both the left and the right. The system is activated by pressing a button in the center stack, but switches off at speeds above 10 MPH.
The 2013 Volvo S60 is now available for San Francisco Bay Area drivers at McKevitt Volvo.