Unlike the V60, the S60 is not available with a diesel engine, as it is built in America. You can only choose between petrol and plug-in hybrids, which makes the S60 somewhat of a wallflower on our market.
Maybe that is why our test car drew so many admiring glances - or was it because of its 19-inch rims, its lowered sports suspension, its eye-catching gold-coloured Brembo brake callipers, its beefy exhaust pipes and its slick spoilers? This is what you get when you choose the Polestar Engineered version, which is, as it were, Volvo's M-Sport or AMG package.
The interior is a little less exuberant: the (excellent) sports seats are upholstered in a combination of anthracite nappa leather and open grid textile, seasoned with contrast stitching and light-coloured piping - just like those of the R-Design. The only thing that really stands out is the gold-coloured material of the safety belts.