NAIAS: 2015 Volvo S60 Inscription comes all the way from China

Article by Andrew Christian, on January 15, 2015

Volvo Cars is again offering another premium vehicle that caters to the needs and wants of its customers in the United States. Dubbed as the Volvo S60 Inscription, this vehicle tries to meet the most common features that US customers are looking for in a car.

One of these features is comfortable seating for rear passengers. Those occupying the posterior part of the cabin usually complain of not having enough legroom. Volvo addresses this by increasing the rear seat legroom of the S60 Inscription by 3.5 inches.

Such revamp means the Volvo S60 Inscription offers best-in-class rear accommodation. Moreover, the Volvo S60 Inscription features materials that do not only speak of the vehicle’s premium quality and class but also convey the Volvo brand’s Scandinavian roots.

Likewise, the Volvo S60 Inscription features elements that contribute to its premium feel and looks such as silk metal detailing, linear Walnut trim, spacious rear seating and a distinct 19-inch wheels.

Furthermore, the vehicle also features interior accent lighting and Inscription branded tread plates. For the 2016 model year, the S60 Inscription can be availed in two variants: Premier and Platinum.

For the Premier variant, included elements are leather upholstery, a sun/moon roof and the Sensus Navigation package. It will be available with the T5 in both front-wheel drive and All-Wheel Drive.

On the other hand, the Platinum variant includes all the features of the Premier version, but with the addition of the full Sensus technology package, dual Xenon lights and a high-end Harman Kardon audio system, as well as a convenience package.

Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Group, remarked that the carmaker conducted extensive research to determine what customers want and expect from Volvo Cars, as part of efforts to revive the brand in the US.

He said that the research results showed that customers want innovative safety; high-performance yet eco-friendly powertrains; and vehicle connectivity – all of which comprise the traditional strength of Volvo’s product offering.

Moreover, Kerssemakers remarked that those qualities are all in the S60 Inscription, with the addition of luxury and the use of natural materials, as well as the brand’s Scandinavian design language. He added that the addition of the Harman Kardon audio system and full vehicle connectivity allows Volvo to offer a competitive entry in the mid-sized sedan segment.

Press Release

Volvo Cars’ S60 Inscription: tailored to the U.S.

Volvo Cars is stepping up to the plate yet again when it comes to delivering a luxury car experience with the launch of the S60 Inscription. Tailored to meet the discerning requirements of U.S. consumers, the S60 Inscription takes the S60 to a new level of comfort and rear passenger convenience, offering consumers 3.4 inches additional rear seat legroom, resulting in best-in-class rear accommodation.

“As a part of our revitalisation of the Volvo Brand in the United States we have undertaken extensive research reaffirming what our customers want and have come to expect from Volvo Cars. It goes without saying that the traditional strength of Volvo Cars product offering are still highly sought after – specifically leading-edge safety, low-impact, high-performance powertrains and standard connectivity across all models. What we have added to the S60 Inscription is a luxurious edge using the most natural materials, attention to detail and our iconic Scandinavian design language,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Group.

The choice of materials used in the S60 Inscription succinctly reflects the authentic Scandinavian origins of the Volvo Brand. Linear Walnut trim, silk metal detailing, spacious rear seating and a unique 19” wheels, combine to create a relaxing environment that exudes comfort. Additional enhancements include interior accent lighting and Inscription branded tread plates

The 2016 model year S60 Inscription will come in two variants: Premier and Platinum. Premier will comprise leather upholstery, a sun/moon roof and the Sensus Navigation package. The S60 Inscription will be available with the T5 in both front-wheel drive and All-Wheel Drive.

Platinum customers receive the above, plus the full Sensus technology package, a high-end Harman Kardon audio system, dual Xenon lights and a thoughtful convenience package, which puts the joy back into every day driving.

“With the addition of a great sound system by Harman Kardon and full connectivity, Volvo is delivering a truly competitive offer in the mid-sized sedan segment,” added Lex Kerssemakers.

Topics: volvo, volvo s60, sedan, china

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