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Old 06-20-2018, 05:00 PM
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Default 2019 Volvo S60

S60 had debuted!

https://www.volvocars.com/us/cars/new-models/s60









Looks excellent! The Polestar trim is intriguing.
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:07 PM
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Was going to just post the photos up but I see Volvo beat me to it.

I was skeptical from the leaked photo of the rear but seeing it in official photos I think it looks great and quite attractive.

I see the R design and polestar front bumpers took their inspiration from that polestar concept, interesting move.
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:28 PM
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Face is dull but not too bad.
The side is gorgeous.
The tail is horrific looking.
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:32 PM
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The most important specs, weight and fuel consumption, are not given for T8 AWD.
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:29 PM
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Quite handsome, although the upkick in the window line seems a bit at odds w/ a design that is otherwise quite "strong" and confident.

Why does Volvo insist on such GIGANTIC taillights. Is there some safety reason?
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:54 PM
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...Why does Volvo insist on such GIGANTIC taillights. Is there some safety reason?
I called up Volvo and asked if safety was the reason the tail lights were so big and ugly. The engineer said..."Ummm...yes...yes...they are big and ugly due to SAFETY...yes...OK...safety....[mumbles I'd better write that down because I can use that to explain the mess Olav made.]"
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:34 AM
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Too each there own. While I still find the S90 tail lights too clunky and incohesive for my taste, they really did a beautiful job making them sleeker and giving them more aggressive character on this S60. I look at the first picture in the thread and fail to see the monstrosity y'all are describing.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:43 AM
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I think the tail lights are sexy. Nice LED tubes. Very unique design.

Overall it's lovely. Beautiful proportions and detailing. The subtle rear haunches are great.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:35 AM
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Personally, I think that currently Volvo does the "understated timeless European premium car" the best, and by quite a stretch. This car looks good inside and out, tasteful, not overdoing the detail game or adding too many creases for the sake of adding more, choosing elegance over aggression (with mostly fake details usually anyway). And, despite a FWD platform, the (much smaller) Volvo manages to produce a very nicely proportioned car, unlike large German premium makers (with likely way more R&D budget).

Yes, it is the same "same sausage, different length" approach as many nowadays, but I have given up complaining about that as it seems to be what the premium customer asks for (though I still think brands should have their own identity, not to look at a huge German group from lower Saxony).
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:32 PM
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another hit. if this does well. the success will just highlight Ford's failures in the sedan market.
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