When people say "saloon" these days, one of the first notions that comes to mind is "four-door coupe". This segment started out as a niche, but has now expanded so much that the traditional sedans are using it as in inspiration source. This is exactly what the second generation of the S60 has done, in an attempt to turn the Volvo badge into a head-turning one.
And it has really succeeded. Drive through the city or come to a halt at a traffic light and you'll see many crosshairs on the S60. The vehicle's silhouette is the one that draws attention, but once all eyes are on you, the details are the ones that shine, as the vehicle brings a pretty face and a sexy rear.
The front of the car somehow manages to mix the traditional Volvo volumes with an original layout that uses an interesting position for the LED daytime running lights and offers you the impression that you're dealing with a car that's ready to play at high speed anytime you like.
Like we said, the vehicle's profile reminds you of that of a coupe, even though not as much as Volvo wants us to believe. Even the design of the lightweight wheels stands out a bit - it's not so sporty, but nor is it dull, like the one that can be found on certain competitors. Of course you'd never actually mistake the car for a two-door one, but it brings enough sexiness to make you want to drive it.
The rear brings the kind of hips you usually see on a Grand Tourer and the story doesn't stop here. You also get a pair of taillights that use the Volvo identity, but bring it into the post-modern era.
To put it simply, this is one Volvo that can be put in the same sentence as the word "sexy".
Hold on, Sir May B. Bach would like to say something...
Gentlemen, I am forced to inform you that you're really starting to... ahem... get on my nerves. When you brought that S60 with a two-liter turbocharged petrol engine a while ago, I told you that I like the way it... ahem... looks, but nothing more. And now, what
do you do? Bring it back with a diesel powerplant that offers almost half the power? Is this a joke?
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