Its just so much marketing. Different brands and even different platform numbers. Basically the same platform as the Jaguar X type, Ford Mondeo and Mazda6.
- No, the Mondeo and X TYPE use the CD132 platform which is entirely different from the P2/D3. The Mazda6 uses a Mazda-designed platform, the CD3. These are three different platforms designed in three different countried by three different engineering teams. The suspension, wheelbase, floorpan, and powertrain components are all quite different. --SFoskett 13:03, Apr 19, 2005 (UTC)
One page for all Volvo P2 platforms?
I'm wondering whether we should cover all S60/V70/S80 information on the Volvo P2 platform page instead?
I've made headway in making the Volvo V70 page presentable, but I can see we'll end up with duplicated information here..
- The P2 page appears to be merely a summary of the cars built on the platform, but no information on the car specfics. I think individual pages for the S60, V70, S80, etc. are fine.Justinslink 18:59, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
Speed GT win
I think this page should probably have something about the (dominating!) Speed World Challenge GT win of a Volvo S60R, at Mosport... unless there's some reason not to. I could add it if no one else wants to, but I'd rather not right now... Bduddy 20:36, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
Volvo 850, the first front-wheel-drive Volvo imported to the U.S., and the S60 draws its heritage from this model
Shouldn't S60 be S70?
The S70 is the direct descendant (they're practically indistinguishable!), but the S60 is related, so I think that's fine. Especially since the S60 is the article subject... Bduddy 02:00, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
- The S70 was essentially a rebadge of the 850. There were little to no changes involved. Pointing to the S70 as the model from which the S60 draws its heritage would inherently repoint to the 850. I say keep it was 850.Justinslink 18:57, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
If you are looking at the S60, check out the S60R
It was designed under Peter Horbury and not by him AFAIK
From the information that can be found in various places the original designer of Volvo's shoulders and curves is Doug Fraser, the same designer that Steve Mattin recently appointed to generate the original design for Volvo XC60. Fraser draw the original artwork for ECC concept from which the "new Volvo design language" originates from, and did the design groundworks for S80 and XC90. The S60 was a redesign of the original ECC/S80 design and new V70/XC70 and C30 refine and use ideas originating from the XC90 and S80. That said, industrial design is a team effort in which design director is probably both doing some actual design work but more importantly his job is to direct, help with communication on the marketing-design-engineering relation, and promote/demote other peoples ideas and artwork. Horbury was an active designer at Volvo and has designed the 460 and (I think) 850 which lead to the "intermediate" designs (the not-quite-boxy-but-not-quite-modern S40, V40, C70 and V70 in their first versions). By the time the new generation of Volvo design (the sholders) was being developed, Horbury was performing director duty and the actual ideas and work were coming from his subordinates. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 12:11, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
S60 Minor facelift ...2007 - 2009? Discontinued production in 2008...
Shouldn't the production stop date of 2008 be mentioned in the article for the P2 platform? Production stopped in 2008, and the remaining produced models are sold as 2009 models.
As well, there was a minor refresh in 2007-2008 with the lower front lip design (for the s60 non-R models), additional chrome door handles(optional) and signal lamp on the side mirrors. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 14:39, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
S60 R continued
The S60 R is formally called "S60 R" and not "S60R" as changed by FAEP on 27 June 2010. Please see http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/2005/2005_s60/05s60_00.htm, specifically the image of the front cover of the 2005 S60 R's owner's manual. I've changed the page back. Evilspoons (talk) 19:51, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Volvo S60 R: Suspension Manufacturer Change (Possible Assistance Needed)
I am pretty new to editing Wikipedia pages, and am not quite sure if I performed this edit correctly. Please make any changes necessary to make the formatting correct.
Under the S60 R section, I noticed that it said that the S60 R contained shock-absorbers manufactured by Ohlins. The Active Chassis system was developed by Ohlins, but Volvo decided to use Monroe shock absorbers in the production units. The original cited source was somewhat confusing on this subject. I found a new source and corrected the article to what I deemed necessary for it to be accurate. I am not sure if the citation is a "good" source, but this information was somewhat hard to come by from a more reputable source. I have read it in other places, and most importantly, I KNOW the shocks are made by Monroe because I own an S60 R and am a local service technician at a Volvo dealership. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Binaryf8 (talk • contribs) 06:29, 20 April 2011 (UTC)
S60/V60 article confuses models. Title (by nomenclature) and introduction only mentions the sedan.
My first editing contribution (suggestion)... The heading and intro to the article only mentions the S60 and identifies it as a sedan (the S in S60). The article later discusses the V60 (V as in "versatile" aka "estate car" aka "station wagon") offshoot. I don't know if a split of the models into different articles is more appropriate or an inclusive edit of the title and introductory section (due to the commonalities, the later makes sense to me). Since "Volvo V60" redirects here, those looking for a wagon would be similarly confused.
Not being familiar with the model naming nomenclature (see Volvo Cars article), I was excited to see the sedan now comes with a plugin diesel hybrid option - which is not true. I embarrassed myself discussing this with a Volvo dealer recently and only made things clear to myself with a careful reading of both this and the Volvo Cars article. Dottoson (talk) 03:48, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
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