Volvo just announced that its S60 and XC60 will come with updated styling and more technology for the 2014 model year.
“This is the most extensive development of existing models in our company’s history,” Volvo executive Lex Kerssemakers said.
Customers can look forward to an S60 with an updated front fascia including re-styled headlights, a wider grille and more accentuated horizontal lines to give the car a more planed look. “The S60 and XC60 are our best-selling models in several important markets,” he said.
Both it and the XC60 place more emphasis for the 2014 model year on looking wider. The utility-oriented XC60 also does away with black body trim.
The interior is updated with wood inlays, new upholstery colors, fresh bezels around the air vents and a new headliner. Changes to the XC60 will be minor and Volvo didn’t mention specific changes in its release. However, from comparing photos of the current and upcoming cars, it looks like the car will have an updated steering wheel and slightly revised seats.
Both cars will also now be available with Volvo’s Sensus system which offers internet connectivity, apps, WiFi, and much more. Perhaps the most important feature will be the ability to use the touch screen with gloves on. The cars will also get the same “adaptive digital display” that debuted in the V40.
Paddle shifters will be an available option on all S60 models and the XC60 T6. A heated windshield and heated steering wheel will also be available.
Both cars will make their debut during the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
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