• New 400Nm D3 five-cylinder turbodiesel blends strong performance with low fuel consumption and exhaust emissions
  • Highly fuel-efficient 132kW 1.6-litre turbo petrol T4 engine brings exceptional economy, power and refinement, along with high value in S60 and V60
  • Six-speed PowerShift dual-clutch transmission in T4 models
  • Blind Sport Information System (BLIS), Active Bending Lights (ABL), Volvo Navigation System (VNS) standard on T5 R-Design
  • High Performance Multimedia with 7-inch screen standard on all S60 and V60 models

Volvo gave the mid-size premium car segment a big shakeup when it introduced the groundbreaking, all-new S60 to Australia in December 2010.

The rakish, coupé-style S60 sedan was then joined by the svelte V60 sports wagon that was introduced in March 2011, making headlines with its combination of performance, safety, luxury and stunning good looks.

The S60 and V60 represented the highest levels of technology, introducing a long list of innovative functions that re-set the benchmarks in mid-size premium segment and confirmed their status as the most high-tech Volvos of all time.

Both S60 and V60 featured Volvo's City Safety as standard, and scored a world first by introducing Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection.

With more space for passengers and luggage, plus the inclusion of standard all-wheel drive on the premium T6 model, Volvo's new S60 and V60 represent a powerful new presence in the mid-size premium segment.

Now, both cars benefit from the arrival of two new engines: the super-efficient five-cylinder 2.0-litre D3 turbodiesel that brings high levels of fuel economy and reduces CO2 emissions without sacrificing on-road performance, and the new 1.6-litre four cylinder T4 which, with its smooth, turbocharged power delivery brings outstanding value to both the S60 and V60 ranges.

"Both the D3 and T4 represent excellent value for money as the new entry level vehicles into the S60 and V60 range especially the T4, coming in under $50,000 for a luxury sedan,'' says Volvo Car Australia's Managing Director Matt Braid.

"Sales of both the S60 and the V60 are strong for newcomers in the competitive luxury market and the T4 and D3 will further cement the S60 and V60 as genuine contenders in their respective classes.''

The new D3 engine produces 120kW, along with a muscular 400Nm of torque to provide surging performance both in the city and on the open road, along with the high levels of sophistication typical of today's Volvo diesel engines.

In the S60 sedan, the D3 diesel returns an average consumption figure of 5.9L/100km and emits 155g/km of CO2. In the V60 these figures are 6.0L/100km and 160g/km respectively.

Producing 132kW and 240Nm of torque, the 1.6-litre four-cylinder T4 is certainly no slouch.

The all-new engine provides spirited acceleration and easy, swift cruising on the open road.

The T4's performance compares favorably with competitors that use higher capacity engines. It is extremely economical too, with a combined fuel consumption of 7.4L/100 km, while the CO2 emissions are just 173g/km. T4 models utilise Volvo's efficient six-speed PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmission to maximise economy and performance.

The new D3 and T4 engines supplement the sporty 177kW 2.0-litre T5 and the highperformance 224kW 3.0-litre T6, providing appeal to an even wider range of new car buyers.

Standard equipment on the T4 and D3 models includes: power driver's seat, rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, 17-inch Njord alloy wheels, City Safety, High Performance Multimedia with Bluetooth audio streaming and a 7-inch screen, three-spoke steering wheel featuring a décor inlay and a grocery bag holder in the luggage area.

All Volvo S60 and V60 models gain extra standard features for 2012, adding to an already comprehensive range of safety, convenience and luxury equipment.

The Teknik pack adds power passenger seat, headlight cleaners, Volvo Navigation System (VNS), Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), Active Bending Lights ((ABL), "watch dial'' look instrument cluster and chrome front detail.

The T5 R-Design S60 and V60 further gain 18-inch Ixion alloy wheels.

All T6 S60 and V60 models are now fitted as standard with the Volvo Guard Alarm system and the keyless-start PCC Personal Car Communicator, the BLIS and ABL systems and front parking sensors and rear lip spoiler.

Volvo also makes two-stage child booster cushions standard on the outer positions of the rear seat in the V60 sportswagon.

The T6 Teknik and R-Design models further add a rear parking camera as well as Adaptive Cruise Control which includes Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection and Queue Assist.

Volvo continues to rate safety as a high priority right from the moment of design inception and the V60 and S60 feature all the technology that makes the company a worldwide leader in this area.

In addition to dual front and side airbags, V60 and S60 come with full-length curtain airbags, as well as Volvo's WHIPS whiplash protection for front-seat passengers and the SIPS Side Impact Protection System that pays specific attention through the car's structure - in addition to the side and curtain airbags - to protecting passengers in a side impact.

With the V60 and S60 already at the forefront of vehicle dynamics and safety through functions such as DSTC - one of the world's most advanced stability control systems - Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake and City Safety, Volvo looms even larger in Australia's medium-size luxury segment.

Both models can be ordered now with limited numbers already in showrooms. Full supply is expected from November.

From October 1 until December 31, 2011 Volvo will be offering a special introductory price on the new T4 engine. The S60 T4 will be priced from $49,950 drive-away plus five years free scheduled servicing, five years warranty and five years free roadside assistance. The V60 T4 will be priced from $52,950 drive away plus five years free scheduled servicing, five years warranty and five years free roadside assistance.

All S60 T5, D5 and T6 models are also available with five years free scheduled servicing, five years warranty and five years roadside assistance.

Volvo S60 RRP\*
T4 $48,990
T4 Teknik $53,990
T5 $51,990
T5 Teknik $56,990
T5 R-Design $59,990
D3 $54,990
D3 Teknik $59,490
D5 $57,950
T6 $64,990
T6 Teknik $69,990
T6 R-Design $72,990
Volvo V60 RRP\*
T4 $51,990
T4 Teknik $56,990
T5 $54,990
T5 Teknik $59,990
T5 R-Design $62,990
D3 $57,990
D3 Teknik $62,490
D5 $60,950
T6 $67,990
T6 Teknik $72,990
T6 R-Design $75,990

\* Prices quoted are the Manufacturer's List Prices (MLP), inclusive of Luxury Car Tax (LCT) at the rate of 33%, and excluding dealer delivery charges. LCT is payable on all vehicles with a total purchase price, including the price of factory & dealer fitted optional extras & dealer delivery charges, above $57,466. This is a manufacturer's list & new vehicles must be purchased from dealers. Specifications & pricing are as planned for Model Year 2012 and subject to change without notice or obligation.

For further information please contact:

Jaedene Hudson
Public Affairs Manager
Volvo Car Australia
Telephone: (02) 9020 1613
Mobile: 0412 259 635
E-mail: jhudso60@volvocars.com