Take only a brief look at the S60, especially from any of the front angles, and you'll not only know it's a Volvo but probably also agree it's one of the most rakish, aggressive-looking Volvo models ever.
With its expressive, organic details; smooth contours and sweeping lines; plus wedgy front and rear proportions riding on large, flashy alloy wheels, the S60 really does live up to the "looks dynamic while it's standing still" automotive-design cliche.
Volvo's Swedish design ethos really shows inside, where the brand has taken textured surfaces and contrasting hues to a new level. Unique wood and metal detailing, along with the captivating floating center stack, really set a design direction inside. Up close it's stark and simple, yet somehow welcoming, with a dash material modeled after the rippled surface of water, and the two-tone elements extending to the upholstery, instrument panel, and material textures.
The top-performance R-Design model sets an even more aggressive look inside and out. From the outside, the 2013 S60 R Design model somehow manages to make it look even more aggressive, with a rear diffuser, sport tailpipes, a spoiler, special wheels, and other R Design elements. The R Design gets its own theme, with a unique steering wheel, upholstery, and other trim items adding to the more track-oriented look.