16 Facts About Volvo S60


Volvo S60 is a compact executive car manufactured and marketed by Volvo since 2000.

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Volvo S60 was released in 2000 being the company's new generation sports sedan.

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The Volvo S60 is aimed to mainly compete in Europe with the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Alfa Romeo 156.

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Unlike its rivals, the Volvo S60 continued production for 9 years with multiple facelifts.

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The Volvo S60 went through a final facelift in 2008 with full body-colored bumper and door inserts and larger emblem in the front and larger spaced out "V-O-L-V-O" letters in the rear.

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The S60 came standard with Volvo's own radio unit, the HU-650 and an optional extra HU-850 unit.

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Volvo S60 collaborated with high-tech system developer Ohlins Racing AB and shock absorber manufacturer Monroe for the self-adjusting shock absorbers.

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The third generation of the Volvo S60 is the first Volvo manufactured in the United States.

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The facility is Volvo S60's seventh, joining two European, three Chinese, and one Malaysian location.

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Volvo S60 is available in Core, Plus, Ultimate, and Polestar trim levels depending on the sales market.

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Volvo S60 comes with two engine options: the T5, which features a turbocharged mild hybrid 2.

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On 14 and 15 October 2000, the first-generation Volvo S60 T5 broke 18 British land speed records for a Production Car class D at 135.

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Volvo S60 has been raced in a range of championships across Europe, North America and Australia.

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The Volvo S60 continued to be raced after the formation of the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship, a merger of the Swedish and Danish touring car championships.

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An Volvo S60 was driven by Robert Dahlgren in the Swedish round of the 2007 World Touring Car Championship.

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In 2016 the Volvo S60 made its return to the WTCC with Fredrik Ekblom and Thed Bjork driving for Polestar Cyan Racing.

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