Details are few and far between as to what, precisely, sets the Inscription model apart. But in correspondence with Autoblog, Volvo confirmed what the press release (below, citing "class leading rear space") and images suggest, that the S60 Inscription is based on the long-wheelbase, Chinese-built S60L.
The Inscription trim level as applied to other models like the XC60 and S80 typically centers around interior upgrades like special leather upholstery and wood trim as well as different wheels. We can expect a similar treatment to set the S60 Inscription apart, placing the new model as the elegant, luxury counterpart to the soft-road Cross Country and performance-oriented Polestar versions.
Alongside the S60 Cross Country and S60 Inscription, Volvo is also showcasing the new XC90 R Design in North America for the first time.
- S60 Inscription premium sedan offers class leading rear space
- Segment-first S60 Cross Country unveiled
- All-new XC90 R-Design makes North American debut
- New models move Volvo closer to its mid-term objective of selling 100,000 cars a year in the US
Volvo Cars today reinforced its product offensive in the US by unveiling two new sedans at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, moving it a significant step closer towards its medium term goal of selling 100,000 cars a year in the US.
The Volvo S60 Inscription and the Volvo S60 Cross Country will boost Volvo's presence in the important premium sedan market. Volvo is also introducing the all new XC90 R Design in Detroit, the latest version of its seven seat SUV that was launched in the US in Los Angeles.
"These two new products, added to the all-new XC90 unveiled in LA, are a further statement of our commitment to turn around our performance in the US. Overall, we will launch seven new products in the US by 2018," said Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo Cars.
The introduction of these new models forms the latest chapter in Volvo's ongoing transformation, which involves the creation of a global industrial footprint, the complete renewal of Volvo's product range over the next five years, the introduction of a new modular chassis technology, world-first safety technologies, a new design language, a new powertrain architecture and a range of class-leading connectivity services.
The pace and depth of this transformation was underlined earlier this month after the company reported record full-year sales for 2014. Sales increased 8.9 per cent in 2014 to a new record of 465,866 cars sold. December 2014 also marked the 18th month of consecutive sales increases. Volvo Cars forecasts sales will continue to expand in all global markets in 2015.