Volvo engineers spent nearly 20 weeks in the UK tuning the chassis of the new S60, according to company sources.
The Swedish firm’s dynamics team decided to include a particularly demanding series of roads in Wiltshire, used by Autocar’s testers, as part of the car’s UK test routes.
All of the damper tuning for the S60 was completed on British roads. The engineers were convinced that Britain’s routes posed the greatest challenge in the world.
“Get it right in the UK and the car will work anywhere,” one engineer said at last week’s S60 launch.