2012
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Volvo sedans have long had a reputation for being safe and conservative, if not exactly stylish. When the Swedish automaker released its revamped S60 mid-size sedan in 2010, it actually launched a campaign to highlight the S60 as “the naughty Volvo.”

We’re not sure the S60, in any form, qualifies as “naughty,” but we’ll admit that the new car’s curvaceous lines are more to our liking. The same goes for the S60’s interior, which blends understated design with quality materials to produce an interior that’s more upscale than you might expect from Volvo.

For 2012, Volvo is expanding the S60 model range by introducing the front-wheel-drive S60 T5, powered by turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine good for 250 horsepower. The sole transmission offered is a six-speed automatic, which Volvo uses across its S60 range.

Also new is the enthusiast-oriented, all-wheel-drive S60 T6 R-Design, which comes packing a 325-horsepower,...
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