Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Volvo S60

The Volvo brand has always been an interesting one, creating tons of inconspicuous luxury vehicles, as well as sport-utility vehicles for the adventurous. The Volvo S60 has been one of the top compact luxury sedans in the Volvo’s lineup for almost two full decades now. A lot has changed over the years, though their commitment to quality has not. 

A History of Elegance – the Volvo S60

The Volvo S60 was first released back in 2001 to replace the S70, which at that time had already aged quite a bit. Throughout the years, the car received tons of different updates, including trim levels and technology packages. It is still in production today. 

A Complete Redesign of the Volvo S60

When 2019 rolled around, the company flipped the S60 script. The car comes with multiple choices for powertrain with a base TF turbocharged four-cylinder engine that provides 250 horsepower. There are adaptive dampers onboard, as well as exclusive 19-inch wheels on the Polestar model. Some of the top features on the new S60 include a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, standard lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and incredibly comfortable seating. 

A Short Timeline of the Volvo S60

  • First Generation Volvo S60 (2000-2006)

The first-generation Volvo S60 came out as a competitive racing car in the Swedish market. It had some top-notch safety features for the time, including a Blind Spot Information System. By 2003, the company released an “R” version with 300 horsepower and a far more powerful engine. In 2004, the regular version was updated with a rounded front and optional six-speed manual transmission. 

  • Second Generation Volvo S60 (2010-2018)

By 2010, the Volvo S60 utilized even more safety features, including Pedestrian Detection with auto brake technology. The engine lineup was upgraded, and a double-clutch gearbox was added on.

  • Third Generation Volvo S60 (2019-Present)

The third-generation was redesigned with Scalable Product Architecture and was the first Volvo manufactured in the U.S. Turbocharged four-cylinder and hybrid engine options are both available.

The Volvo S60 in the News

In recent Volvo news, the S60 was just upgraded with PHEV powertrain, making it one of the most competitive compact luxury vehicles on the market. 

Celebrity Endorsements of the Volvo S60

Though we have been unable to find any celebrity owners of the Volvo S60, the company has been in collaboration with characters from the Twilight series to help market the car. Check out their Twilight-themed commercial below!

Best Volvo S60 Groups

If you’re a Volvo owner or enthusiast, you’ll love the Volvo Owners Forum. This website is packed with Volvo S60 owners from all over the world, discussing S60 news, mods, etc. 

The Volvo S60 – a Signature Status Symbol

The Volvo S60 has never been flashy like other luxury compact cars, nor has it been overly competitive. Yet to this day, it remains tasteful and elegant in its own right with more than enough under the hood to take on the competition. With all of the fine upgrades over the years, it has transformed into one of the greatest compact cars on the market today.

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