New Volvo S60 T5 Inscription previewed in Singapore, sexier than a C-Class?


The all-new Volvo S60 has just made its grand appearance at the 2019 Singapore Motor Show, albeit in left-hand guise. The BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class rival on display at the show is dressed in the top of the line Inscription package.

The new S60 sits on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform just like its V60 twin and the larger 90-Series models. Looks wise, the S60 is essentially a leaner S90 with a much sportier profile. The Inscription package fits the car with more generous chrome bits, larger wheels and a sleeker bumper.

Inside, the S60 Inscription features a familiar cabin layout as the S90. On this particular unit, it gets white Nappa leather upholstery, wood inlays, LCD instrument cluster, 9.0-inch Sensus touchscreen infotainment system, sunroof and a Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system.

The T5 here gets its shove from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder Drive-E petrol engine pushing out 250 hp and 350 Nm of twist paired to an eight-speed Aisin-sourced automatic transmission to drive the front wheels. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h takes 6.5 seconds and top speed is capped at 240 km/h.

Volvo’s suite of safety systems available in the S60 includes City Safety with autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection, Pilot Assist semi-autonomous that accommodate speeds of up to 130 km/h, Run-off-Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Cross Traffic Alert and more.


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Volvo S60 T5 Inscription previewed at 2019 Singapore Motor Show


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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