Volvo S60 T4: Sensible Swede

The Swedish saloon has a 2,872mm wheelbase, which is the longest in the segment. The Volvo S60 T4 has a light and crisp throttle response and has no trouble pulling away from the pack and staying ahead.
The Swedish saloon has a 2,872mm wheelbase, which is the longest in the segment. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The Swedish saloon has a 2,872mm wheelbase, which is the longest in the segment. The Volvo S60 T4 has a light and crisp throttle response and has no trouble pulling away from the pack and staying ahead.
The Swedish saloon has a 2,872mm wheelbase, which is the longest in the segment. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The Swedish saloon has a 2,872mm wheelbase, which is the longest in the segment. The Volvo S60 T4 has a light and crisp throttle response and has no trouble pulling away from the pack and staying ahead.
The Swedish saloon has a 2,872mm wheelbase, which is the longest in the segment. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The Swedish saloon has a 2,872mm wheelbase, which is the longest in the segment. The Volvo S60 T4 has a light and crisp throttle response and has no trouble pulling away from the pack and staying ahead.
The Volvo S60 T4 has a light and crisp throttle response and has no trouble pulling away from the pack and staying ahead.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Volvo's new S60 T4 is a spacious compact sedan with more than enough performance to keep driving fans happy

The new S60 is the first American-made Volvo imported here. It hails from a new plant which Geely-owned Volvo Cars has in Charleston, South Carolina.

If there had been doubts about the build quality of American-made cars in the past, the latest S60 puts them squarely to rest. As do a host of BMW and Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle models, which are made either in South Carolina or Alabama.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2019, with the headline 'Sensible Swede'. Print Edition | Subscribe