2007 Volvo S60 | new car review

Posted on Jun 25, 2009 by

The S60 has its sights firmly set on sharpening its already sporty profile. The optional front spoiler has been redesigned to get a more pronounced and protruding contour at the bottom. On some variants the entire front spoiler, including the sills and rear lower bumper, are colour coordinated with the car body. The boot lid can also be specified with a sporty new wing spoiler. The model also gets a new grille with a larger and more pronounced Volvo emblem in the form of the classic but rejuvenated iron symbol.

The S60 is an sharp and shiny performer, but this does not come at the expense of passenger comfort; the ride quality is excellent thanks to a complex and well-balanced set of suspension components with the option of a subtle, but effective, electronic management package which Volvo touts as its ‘Active Chassis’.

The door mirrors feature integrated side indicators; there are three new exterior colours – Electric Silver, Orinoco Blue and Maple Red – complimented by three new aluminium wheels.

New interior features include new optional Grid Aluminium metal decor panels that have been designed to create a more three-dimensional impression and tactile feeling. On the column stalks, the air intake controls and the steering wheel, aluminium bright work has been added, which is carried through to the new three-spoke sports steering wheel.

 To further enhance the sporty tone, the instrument panel can be optionally specified with the same type of watch-like instruments introduced in the new Volvo S80 and that were previously the exclusive preserve of Volvo’s sportiest model, the S60R.  The range of upholstery has been renewed with a sporty leather upholstery option in two contrasting shades and textures topped with contrasting stitching.

In order to highlight the car’s sporty nature out on the road, the standard chassis has been further developed, with firmer shock absorbers and springs front and rear to increase the car’s torsional rigidity by about 25 percent. The anti-roll bars are also sturdier than before and the bushes are solid, which together promote a harmonious balance between reassuring road manners and supple ride comfort.

The   can also optionally be equipped with Active Bi-Xenon Lights – which  follow the curve of the road.

Body TypeSedan
Price (in AED)105,000
Engine (litre)2.02.5
Power (bhp)180220
Torque (Nm)240320
TransmissionA/M5A

One Response to 2007 Volvo S60 | new car review

  1. Cherry Reply

    July 19, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Samuel, por quem és! E eu a pensar que era bem vindo…Bem vinda seria decência no comportamento desta tasca utilizada para distribuir ofensas e pancada aos que não são da seita. Muito têm os geovás a aprender contigo.Vai para dentro, não te incomodes porque eu já há muito percebi o sectário que és, irevÃuperc¡erl nessa idade.O anónimo da uma e tal.

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