The Volvo S60 range has been trimmed down to just one model for 2022, and now features 48V mild-hybrid technology.
Gone are the base Momentum and sporty R-Line trims, while the related V60 wagon has been axed altogether in favour of the V60 Cross Country.
The 2022 S60 range consists of a lone B5 Inscription model, the most luxury-focused of Volvo’s trim levels.
It’s priced at $62,490 before on-road costs, up $1500 on the outgoing T5 Inscription.
The range was already trimmed for 2021, losing its flagship plug-in hybrid T8 variant due to slow sales.
Volvo’s SUV range now accounts for the lion’s share of the brand’s sales, with the S90 sedan and V90 Cross Country also disappearing from local price lists.
The S60 is a niche product for Volvo. Through the end of June 2021, the brand has sold just 76.
- 2022 Volvo S60 B5 Inscription: $62,490 before on-road costs
The 2022 Volvo S60 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine.
It produces 183kW of power and 350Nm of torque and is mated to a 48V mild-hybrid system, an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
It has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.5 seconds.
The 2022 Volvo S60 uses 7.2L/100km on the combined cycle and requires 95RON premium unleaded fuel.
It has a 60L fuel tank and automatic stop/start and emits 165g/km of CO2.
The 2022 Volvo S60 measures 4761mm long, 1850mm wide and 1437mm tall on a 2872mm wheelbase.
The S60 has 427L of luggage space.
It has a braked towing capacity of 1800kg.
The 2022 Volvo S60 is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Volvo offers a choice of two servicing plans. The first covers three years or 45,000km, whichever comes first, and costs $1500.
The second covers five years or 75,000km and costs $2500.
The Volvo S60 has a five-star rating from ANCAP based on testing conducted in 2018.
That’s based on scores of 96 per cent for adult occupant protection score, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 74 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 77 per cent for safety assist.
It comes with the following safety equipment as standard:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-keep assist
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Traffic sign recognition
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Surround-view camera
The S60 comes standard with the following equipment:
- 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Wireless phone charging
- DAB+ digital radio
- Satellite navigation
- 10-speaker 220W sound system
- 12-inch digital instrument cluster
- Heated front seats
- Power-adjustable front seats with memory and power four-way lumbar support
- Semi-autonomous parking assist
- Leather upholstery
- Leather-accented dashboard
- Crystal gear shifter
- Ambient lighting
- Four-zone climate control
- Panoramic sunroof
- Keyless entry and start
- Hands-free power boot lid
- Adaptive LED headlights
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Automatic headlights
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Power-folding exterior mirrors
- Nappa leather upholstery and ventilated front seats: $2423
- 14-speaker, 600W Harman Kardon sound system: $1462
- 15-speaker, 1100W Bowers & Wilkins sound system: $3772
The S60 is available in the following paint finishes:
- Onyx Black
- Denim Blue
- Pine Grey
- Fusion Red
- Birch Light
- Pebble Grey
- Thunder Grey
It also offers an ‘exclusive’ shade called Crystal White.
Premium paint is standard on the S60 but only a single interior colourway – Charcoal – is available.
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