Volvo cars have a long history of blending stylish sophistication with a safe and sensible design. Re-emerging over the last several years with a host of re-imagined options, the Swedish car company now offers options ideal to both families and luxury-car enthusiasts.
VOLVO S60 Saloon
A four-door sedan originally released in 2000, the second generation S60 appeared in 2010 to positive reviews. Curvy but sleek, the current sedan delivers a smooth ride with a sporty edge. Crisp handling, a firm suspension, and strong shifting abilities make for comfortable control at virtually every trim level. Available petrol engines range from the 148hp T3 to the 300-hp T6 while the diesel models all blend solid horse power with an impressive 65.7 mpg.
Ideal for individuals looking for luxury, like other Volvos, the car is safe, comfortable, and comes well-equipped even at the entry level. Cruise control, climate control, and alloy wheels all come standard, while most trim-levels feature the option to add an easy-to-use satellite navigation system. Sitting four adults comfortably, the S60 boasts a supportive seat and excellent views that are especially generous to the driver.
The Volvo C70 available at Vertu Cars Derby Volvo has been called the understated convertible. Blending powerful engine options with a timeless elegance, the C70 is a good choice for drivers looking for a taste of life’s finer things. Although designed to sit four, the car’s comfortable front seats and smooth folding hard top make it the ideal ride for a romantic getaway. Quiet and pleasant with the top up, the intelligent design doesn’t allow the wind to overtake the experience with the top down.
Like other Volvo models, the C70 features an impressive array of standard features including climate control, electric windows, rain-sensing wipers, and Bluetooth integration. Several available option packages include everything you would expect from a luxury vehicle, including heated seats, key-less entry, and satellite navigation. The C70 utilizes a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine to produce a brisk acceleration for easy passing and merging on the motorway.
One of the best reviewed vehicles in Volvo’s current lineup, the XC60 is an excellent choice for families. A crossover SUV the debuted in 2010, the stylish design seats five and boasts numerous safety features, including twin front and side airbags, cabin-length window airbags, and anti-lock brakes with brake assist. Loaded with standard equipment, the available option packages include valuable child-friendly features such as a back-up camera and integrated booster seats.
While all of the XC60 engine styles offer a strong, solid drive, the real performance standout is in the SUV’s superb every-day driving abilities. Relaxed, smooth, and refined, the XC60 should offer a comfortable reprise for even the busiest families.