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February 4, 2014

Volvo PHL Distributor Announces Arrival of 2014 S60 and XC60

Volvo’s official Philippine distributor, Scandinavian Motors Corporation, has just announced the availability of its 2014 Volvo S60 luxury sedan and XC60 luxury crossover which have both been updated with a slew of aesthetic changes inside and out.

For 2014, the S60 gets a tweaked front-end design with new headlamps. Together with the wider grille and horizontal daytime running lights, it gives the S60 a much more squat appearance than before. The windshield washers have also been tucked under the hood while the chrome frame around the grille has been removed giving a cleaner, more self-confident look. At the back, new integrated tailpipes also give a hint to Volvo’s renewed precision engineering.

Inside, the S60 gets a new seat design that emphasizes comfort and support while keeping its occupants firmly in position when cornering. The gauges have also been replaced by the new Adaptive Digital Display which uses an active TFT crystal display with three themes: Elegance, Eco, and Performance. Another new feature is the elimination of the High Beam. With Volvo’s new Active High Beam Control, it automatically switches between low and high beam automatically. The 2014 Volvo S60 is initially available in two engines: a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder gasoline or a 2.0-liter turbo diesel.

Meanwhile, the XC60 also gets a makeover in 2014. All black trims have been removed and the entire exterior is now fully color-coordinated. The headlamps have also been changed and new horizontal chrome bars in the grille emphasize this crossover’s width. Like the S60, the XC60’s windshield washers have also disappeared into the hood and the tailpipes are now integrated into the rear bumper.

Inside, it gets new inlay options, a more luxurious feeling headliner, textile B-pillars, and silk metal frames around the air vents and light controls. For added flexibility, it also comes with a 40/20/40 split-folding rear bench.

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