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STYLING | 8 out of 10
while the car is clearly a sedan, its rear perspective makes you think of a fastback coupe
Edmunds' Inside Line
the S60 takes on an aesthetic that's more muscular and buttoned-down
some rather sexy sheetmetal - particularly when it's slathered in such an assertive paint color
adheres to the 'four-door coupe' aesthetic
Rakish, aggressive, yet still definitely a Volvo, the 2012 S60 is the hottest-looking car Volvo's ever offered. Expressive, organic details make for a handsome sedan, matching smooth contours and sweeping lines with wedgy front and rear proportions riding on large, flashy alloy wheels.
The S60 R Design model is even more aggressive, with a rear diffuser, sport tailpipes, a spoiler, and other R Design elements marking it out as unique.
The interior of the S60 is a modern take on Volvo's Swedish design ethos, with a captivating floating center stack, highly textured surfaces, and uniquely accented theme details.
Eschewing the abundant leather and matte metallic trims of rival brands, Volvo has tapped into a stark, simple layout that's nonetheless warm and inviting while remaining functional. Two-tone elements can be found on the upholstery, instrument panel, and material textures. Organic themes again are visible, with the dash material modeled after rippling water.
The R Design gets its own theme, with a unique steering wheel, upholstery, and other trim items adding to the more track-oriented look.
Stylish, aggressive, and modern, the 2012 Volvo S60 is handsome, but not the most daring sport sedan option available.