The new Volvo S60 will cost from £23,395.
The car, which company officials describe as the most fun to drive Volvo ever, is being billed as a BMW 3-series rival. It is described by Volvo as a four-door coupe, and is based on an extended Mondeo platform, coupled with S60-specific revisions.
The nearest equivalent 3-series in terms of engine power to the entry-level S60, the BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics, costs £26,680.
There are three engines to choose from: two diesels and a petrol. The 203bhp D5 averages 53.3mpg, while the 161bhp D3 averages 54.3mpg.
The 300bhp 3.0-litre petrol averages 28.5mpg, but hits 62mph from a standstill in 6.5sec.
Standard safety kit includes stability control and Volvo's City Safety system, which acts to brake the car when a potential collision is detected. Options include Volvo’s Pedestrian Detection system with Full Auto Brake, which uses a radar to detect a possible collision, and which can stop the car to a standstill from speeds up to 21mph if it detects a potential impact.