Volvo S60 T5 (2010)

It's been a long time coming, but the new Volvo S60 is almost here and it will come packed with plenty of standard (and optional) cutting edge safety gear, as well as a new entertainment and nav system.

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In brief

Volvo's long-awaited S60 is almost here. At the 2010 Sydney Motor Show, Volvo announced preliminary pricing and specifications details, with more info to come when the car launches in December.

With a reputation based on safety, it's no surprise to see the S60 range loaded to the gills in that type of kit. In the column labelled standard is City Safety, stability control with roll-over protection and pyrotechnic seatbelt pretensions for all passengers. For an additional AU$4990, drivers can also have pedestrian detection and braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and fatigue warning systems, and blind spot assistance.

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In the cabin, the S60 is the first car to receive Volvo's new entertainment and navigation system, which during our first play is much easier to use than the company's previous systems. It comes with Bluetooth for hands-free and music streaming, USB/iPod and auxiliary connections, and can be had with either a 5- or 7-inch screen.

Three engines will be offered from launch: a 177kW 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol (rather cheekily dubbed the T5), a 151kW 2.4-litre turbo-diesel five-cylinder (the D5) and a 224kW 3-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol (the T6, of course).

The T5 features a dual-clutch transmission that sends power to the front wheels, while the other models feature all-wheel drive and a six-speed conventional automatic as standard.


The S60 will hit Australian showrooms by the middle of December 2010. The initial range includes the AU$51,950 T5, AU$57,950 D5 AWD and AU64,950 T6 AWD. Naturally, all quoted prices include GST, but are exclusive of statutory and dealer charges.

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Borg posted a comment   

In Australia New Volvo S60 3ltr T6 sales for $65000 + options
How is it possible that In USA the same car sales for (after dealer's del charge and profit )38500?
(top model 3LTR T6 - $37000) check it out
USA Dealers also make profit when they sale the car at this price and Aussie dollar and US Dollar 1 US$ = 0.98AUS$ there should not be any price difference other than taxes and transport charges
Well here they are
Luxury Tax applicable ONLY IF the price of the car is more than 57,466
Add it yourself!!

To bring the car to Australia from Europe costs $2500 BTW USA also pays this charge when they import from europe may be slightly less.
Australian Customs Import duty on cars is 10% from $3800 and from 1st Jan 2011 it is 5% 1900
10%GST on sale price $5260
All other expenses dealer delivery and Stamp duty $4400 incl GST
Luxury car tax is not applicable if the price is below $57466
The price of this car’s top model should not be more than 54420
Stamp Duty $1700
Approx Total of $50000 including green slip and rego
How is it possible that just because they can the dealers are charging about 25000 more? for the Top Model
Just because people are paying that!! or are they??


JoeR posted a comment   

The T5 is a 2.5 litre 5 cylinder - not a 4

The Volvo 5 cylinder is a great engine, in our V70 2.5T the engine has done 200,000 km still with the original turbo. There is plenty of torque, exceptional economy for a large petrol engine car, 7.2l for over 300km ie Bathurst to Sydney with 4 people and luggage to the roof.


Derek Fung posted a reply   

With the current S60 Volvo's done a sleight of hand with its naming convention. The T5 is actually a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

But, yes, you're right. The Volvo five-cylinder engine is a peach.

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