Chances are you’ve already seen the styling of the all-new 2019 Volvo S60 and V60 models, as just about every major auto news and media outlet has mentioned the new sexy Swedes at some point in the last month or two. I suppose one could say that most of this attention is the result of an awesome marketing team and PR firm, but I think such a statement underestimates just how attractive these 2019 Volvo models are.
Volvo has found a way to stay true to its timeless design while incorporating ultra-modern looks, and the result is truly sensational. As someone who appreciates fine Swedish automobiles, I’m particularly fond of the 2019 Volvo S60 and V60. However, it’s not solely because of their dashingly good looks, as the new technology of these new Volvos is just as impressive as how they look.
The 2.0-liter four-banger powering the T8 models has both a supercharger and a turbocharger, and if you’re one of the lucky 20 who gets a Polestar Engineered T8 model through Volvo’s new subscription plan, then you’ll get a trick, hybrid drivetrain that incorporates the aforementioned twin-charged engine along with an electrically-powered motor for a combined output of 415 horsepower 494 lb-ft of torque.
It’s worth noting that the Polestar Engineered T8 model gets 15 more horsepower and 22 more lb-ft of torque than the standard T8 model thanks to fine-tuning, which is just one of many enhancements brought on by the Polestar team. Other notable highlights include trickle-down parts from the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid performance car, such as the front strut bar and Öhlins adjustable shock absorbers with dual-flow valve technology.
The black with golden-yellow accents is rather appealing, especially with the gold-painted six-piston Brembo brake calipers, gold seat belts, and black chrome exhaust tips. The eye-catching, lightweight wheels are a nice cherry on top.
If you find the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar Edition as appealing as I do, and want to get one for yourself, then there’s two things you should know: One – it is only available through the Care by Volvo subscription service, which is sort of like an enhanced lease in that the car payment, insurance, maintenance and some wear and tear (for two years) is included in one monthly payment. Care by Volvo pricing for the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered starts at $1,100 per month before taxes, registration, and title. Two – only 20 units of the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar Edition were made, and they all sold out in 39 minutes.
It’s unfortunate that Volvo opted to only make 20 copies of the Polestar S60. That said, I’m very curious to see how much aftermarket support the twin-charged T8 powertrains get, if any. I’d be surprised if no one attempts to try squeezing more out of this hardware with a recalibrated ECU.
I’m very interested to know what it’s like to drive a 2019 Volvo S60 or V60 with the twin-charged T6 or hybridized T8 powertrain. Will it feel like I’m driving something that costs $35,000 more than my Turbo X? Will it feel like I’m driving something that’s brand new versus my 11 year-old Saab?
I think I may just need to test drive a 2019 Volvo S60 or V60 T8 when they hit dealer lots. In the meantime, I’ll continue to gawk at images published by Volvo, some of which we’ve shared in the gallery below.