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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 1969
Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 2000
Engine size 2.0
Fuel type Hybrid
Does life really begin at sixty? If you're a potential Volvo owner, the answer may well be yes. The Swedish maker's second generation S60 saloon was, we were told at its launch back in 2010, the most dynamic Volvo ever, both to look at and to drive. By 2014 though, this design was in need of an update - and that's what it got. It's this MK2 revised model, which sold between 2014 and 2018, that we're going to look at as a potential used car buy.
Volvo founders Gustav Larsen and Assar Gabrielson would have been surprised by this revised MK2 model S60 - but not too surprised. After all, the things we expect the brand to deliver are certainly very much evident - class-leading safety, solid build quality and a cool, classy Scandinavian feel. It's just that in this case, for the first time, they've been fused with more vibrant design, a driver-focused chassis and high-tech engine technology.
It's that last element that should really revitalise this car's appeal as a more cost-effective alternative to German-brand compact executive saloons. Any car that can deliver 99g/km of CO2, 62mph from rest in under seven seconds and nearly 75mpg in regular use has to be worthy of anyone's respect. A small brand Volvo may be but it was punching well above its weight here.
True, this may not quite be the naughtily sporting car we were promised in the original ads - and it could be a little more practical too. On the plus side though, many will find it hard not to be won over by the smooth riding, safely sensible Volvo package this S60 can deliver. Overall then, what we have here is a less retiring Sixty, a highly impressive package that's an intriguing alternative to the compact executive mainstream. You should try it.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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