If boxy sedans and wagons are indicative of Volvo’s past, the stylish and surprisingly sporty (in certain trims, anyway) Volvo S60
may just be the brand’s roadmap to the future. Not only is there an emphasis on design, both inside and out, but there’s also an edge to the S60 that Volvos of the past have lacked. Billed at its 2010 launch as the “naughty Volvo,” the S60 looks to satisfy those with a passion for driving as well as a passion for safety.
That it does so in a wrapper that looks as good as the S60’s sheet metal is just the icing on the cake. We’d go so far as to say that the S60 is the first Volvo you’d consider buying because of its styling, not in spite of it, and we’ll admit to being fans of the car’s gracefully flowing exterior lines. In range-topping R Design trim, the S60 even looks the part of a luxury sport sedan, which isn’t something we could say for Volvos of the past.
Inside, the S60’s...