Setting the Inscription apart from ordinary S60s are special touches like walnut and satin metal trim, leather upholstery, moon roof, navigation, Inscription sill plates, ambient lighting and unique 19-inch wheels. Upgrade from Premier to Platinum and you'll be looking at the full Sensus technology package, Harman Kardon audio system, Xenon lighting and more. Power comes from Volvo's T5 engine – Swede-speak for a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-five with 240 horsepower – driving either the front wheels or all four.
The most significant upgrade on the S60 Inscription, however, is its longer wheelbase: the Inscription offers 3.4 inches of additional rear-seat legroom, and that's because it's based on the Chinese-market S60L.
- New Volvo S60 Inscription comes with extra spacious interior and high-end luxury design
- Focus on elegance and comfort
- Launches at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show
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.
The S60 Inscription will go on sale in the U.S. this summer.