Thursday, December 01, 2022

Volvo S60: another sedan that will soon say goodbye

It was initially in the United Kingdom where the Swedish company launched its sensational Volvo S60 . has closed the sale of, a saloon 4.76 meters long and only offered with electrified mechanics, is what you can buy in Spain for 40,500 euros. A direct competitor to premium sedans like Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class… and it seems Four-door sedan loses steam compared to successful and growing SUV, causing many brands to eliminate them. And this has already happened with such giants as Citron C5, Ford Mondeo, Renault Talisman …

To put ourselves in a position, we have to say that In the United Kingdom, sales of this Volvo S60 have dropped by 51% so far this year, when compared to 2021, And it is that there they have registered barely 16,797 units, including the family version V60. And curiously about the latter, which is even cheaper than the Saloon in Spain (part of 39,500 euros) if its sales are kept up.

Volvo S60 Polestar 2. can leave his place for

Volvo S60.  Side Image.

When asked about the future of the Volvo S60, a spokesman for the Swedish company said, “No decision has yet been made on future model plans.” “We will notify any updates as appropriate. We are continuously re-evaluating our product portfolio and as part of this process we have temporarily withdrawn the S60 from sales in the UK.”

Exclusive media Autocar points out that it is possible that the Swedish company has also stopped local sales of the Volvo S60 Being able to focus on converting its South Carolina factory to support electric vehicle production, And it is that the plant will also manufacture the future Volvo EX90, a ‘0 emission’ SUV that will be launched in the market in 2023.

In Spain you have a Volvo S60 from 40,500 Euro

Volvo S60.  Front Image.

But the Swedish company could also halt its marketing in search of greater success for its Polestar 2. And you can consider this electric saloon to be a ‘0 emissions’ version of the aforementioned Volvo S60. for you to take into account In Spain you have a Polestar 2 for 47,190 Euros for its access versionWhich already has a front motor with a power of 165 kW (224 hp) and a battery with a capacity of 69 kWh (67 kWh useful) which allows it to achieve an average autonomy over a WLTP cycle of 478 km.

Meanwhile this Volvo S60 is for sale in Spain A light hybrid mechanics that delivers 197 CV of power and which gets the ECO typical of the DGT, This is exclusively mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and indicates an accepted average consumption of 6.1 L/100 km. Those looking for extra energy and efficiency should opt for the T8 plug-in hybrid version, whose plug-in hybrid mechanics reach 455 hp and 709 Nm of torque. And it has a four wheel drive system.

This plug-in hybrid version of the Volvo S60 sanctions an average cost of just 0.7 litres/100 km and can travel up to 90 km in electric mode. However, its starting price increased to 66,262 euros.,

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