Volvo S60L is Ready for the China car market
Published on November 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Volvo S60L will be launched on the China car market on December 13, price will start around 220.000 yuan. The Volvo S60L is a China-only stretched variant of the Volvo S60, it is extended by 8 centimeter in the middle for more space in the back.
Lotta space for the legs, the girls, and the other things. The interior looks nice and such but also slightly strange. Most stretched sedans come with tray tables and TV screens. This S60L however seems more sporty than limousine. The head rests of the front seats are clearly not designed to accommodate any sort of screen.
The Volvo S60L will compete with other China-made China-only stretched sedans such as the Audi A4L, the BMW 3Li, and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C-Class L. The Audi especially is focused on luxury and so will the Benz. The BMW is a tad more sporty but still not as hip as the Volvo.
Floor mat looks a bit crappy there.
The S60L is manufactured in a new Geely-funded Volvo factory in Chengdu in central China. The Volvo S60L is the first Volvo that is manufactured in the new factory. Next up is the Volvo XC60 SUV and after that most probably a sedan-version of the successful Volvo V40.
The S60L will be powered by a 200hp 2.0 turbo (2.0T), a 241hp 2.0 turbo (T5), or a 300hp 3.0 turbo (T6). Size is: 4715mm/1866mm/1481mm, and wheelbase is 2856mm.
Dash the same as in base S60. Sporty again. Some wood would have been nice.
Sleek profile still sleek after stretch. Good work. Other stretched cars can look kinda awkward.
Double exhaust pipe and racy 7-spoke alloys, this limo is speedy fast!