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Nip and tuck for classy Volvo

2006-05-03 07:35

Fresh look for S60

According to Volvo the face-lift is set to give the S60 a sportier look.

The car gets a new grille with a larger and more pronounced Volvo emblem, while it also features a new optional front spoiler.

The boot lid can also be specified with a sporty new wing spoiler.

There are also side indicators in the door mirrors now and at the same time Volvo is introducing a practical new indicator function: Press lightly on the indicator lever and the indicator flashes three times.

On the inside there is a zestier interior with metal decor trim and twin-tone leather upholstery.

The interior has a number of new features, including new grid aluminium metal decor panels.

These panels are optional and 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. The bright work is also included on the new three-spoke sports steering wheel in perforated leather (option).

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.

But there are also under the skin improvements and the chassis has been further developed in a number of areas. Firmer shock absorbers and springs front and rear increase the car's torsional rigidity by about 25%.

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 Volvo S60 can also optionally be equipped with Active Bi-Xenon Lights.


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