Volvo freshens the S60
3 May 2006

Volvo has refreshed its six-year old S60 to give it a sportier feel.

The revised cars, available from July when pricing will be confirmed, feature exterior (a lower front spoiler, larger front grill and bi-xenons) and interior ('satin chrome' has been splashed around the cabin).

The most significant changes, however, are to the suspension. New front and rear shock absorbers, springs, anti-roll bars and bushes all aim to provide a sportier drive, something that has alluded even the S60 R until now.

Those shock absorbers are 24 per cent stiffer and are said by Volvo to increase the S60's torsional rigidity by 25 per cent. Solid steering bushes are to reduce torque steer and improve steering feel.

Volvo claims that the S60's ride quality has been maintained.

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