Volvo S60 T4 Review: Entre level
Inside, the T4 is similar to its more expensive big brothers, which means a cosy and comfortable cabin that is one of the best in its class when it comes to design. The cabin is not only the epitome of Scandinavian simplicity but also looks and feels well built and luxurious. Thankfully, the base model also gets the charcoal coloured brushed metal look inlays on the centre console. The electrically adjustable driver's seat feels comfortable and plush - I've always said that Volvo's seats are quite possibly designed by orthopedic specialists instead of just an interior designer.
Naturally, the T4 is less well-equipped than its 2.0T sibling. It doesn't come with the latter's keyless entry and operation, rain sensor, the inlays on the steering wheel, high performance sound system with iPod connectivity, Bluetooth handsfree kit and so on.
The T4 not only has a more affordable price tag but more savings can also be had in the longer run compared to the 2.0T as the former is cheaper to tax and uses almost one litre less of fuel for every 100km. With the T4 range that includes the new S60 T4, it now seems that Volvo has somewhat successfully emulated Volkswagen in the fine art of downsizing its engines.
Credits: Story by Raymond Lai Photos by Yang and Raymond Lai