In case you haven’t noticed, Volvo is in the midst of a gigantic transformation. Since the Swedish automaker's purchase from Ford by China’s Geely in 2010, Volvo’s cars, wagons, and crossovers have moved to new platforms with new drivetrains and new designs. Sales have soared (up by 10 percent year-over-year in September 2018 and more than 30 percent for the year to date), driven by glowing reviews and a move toward more premium content.
The final holdover vehicle has now been introduced, the 2019 Volvo S60, along with a wagon variant, the V60. The new sedan rides on the same platform as the XC90 crossover, S90 sedan, V90 wagon, and XC60 crossover. Production has begun in the new Volvo factory in Berkeley County, South Carolina. We had a chance to drive the new S60 at a launch event in Southern California, and have returned with this review.