Volvo S60 for Sale in Nigeria
Replacing the Volvo S70, the Volvo S60 is a compact executive car which is sold and marketed by the Swedish automobile manufacturers, Volvo Cars since 2000. In as much as it is an executive car, it still stands out as a sporty car, and this along with other features makes it a top competition for high end German vehicle models. Holding its own from the time it was produced, customer taste and preference saw the first generation being redesigned and given a long overdue facelift, which changed the vehicle from being the “boxy” square and indestructible car the Volvos are known for to become a “Stylish” curvy and indestructible vehicle, which has heads turning in different corners. Available in various automobile markets around the world, the Volvo S60 can also be found in Nigeria, and for those looking to purchase one, a convenient platform to do so would be on the Jumia Car Nigeria platform. The Jumia Car website offers a host of pocket friendly Volvo S60 cars for sale locally in the Nigerian automobile market.
What to know when Buying Volvo S60
Performance and Specifications of Volvo S60
Three trim levels available for the Volvo S60, the T5, T6 and T6 – R, and all three of them have varied performance and specification ratings. The T5 is front wheel drive, and is powered by an inline-5 engine which delivers 250 horsepower (hp_ and 266 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque, while the T6 is in all-wheel drive and is fitted with a 2.0 litre V6 engine which produces 300 hp and 325 lb – ft of torque. Lastly, there is the all-powerful all – wheel drive T6 R, with a similar 3.0 litre V6, which supplies the vehicle with 325 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque. Transmission of this power is made possible through a six speed automatic, which is standard across all trim levels. Also, across these trim levels is acceleration from 0 – 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 131 horsepower. Fuel efficiency is fair, and what you would ordinarily expect would be 24 mpg (miles per gallon) in city streets and 35 mpg on highway roads.
How is the design of Volvo S60
Volvos are noted to be very aggressive in their looks, yet the Volvo S60 has managed through two generations to still remain stylish. Through the years, there have been minor updates in terms of headlamps, grille design, and more, but the second generation which was launched in 2010 took the exterior design of the Volvo S60 to another level. This new design is aimed at a younger demographic, and some noticeable changes in the vehicle include a new Volvo logo, day running lamps which are parallel to the grille and contours for a streamlined and more sporty design. The interior design of the Volvo S60 is also impressive, and drivers and passengers should look forward to features and accessories such as Bluetooth and an eight-speaker sound system. Higher trim levels would include leather upholstery keyless entry/ignition and satellite navigation.
What are the stand out features of the Volvo S60?
Unlike its competition, the Volvo S60 leans towards safety, rather than opulence, and this is what makes the Volvo S60 stand out of the crowd. Safety features present on the Volvo S60 would include; Cornering – traction control system, automatic braking system, pedestrian detection, active suspension dampers and lots more. The Volvo S60 is also fitted with a generous amount of airbags, and though the material used to build the Volvo S60 is new, it still retains its “indestructible” title.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Volvo S60 in Nigeria
In Nigeria, the importation of brand new vehicles is not really popular, but it’s starting to catch up. However, the importation of foreign used vehicles such as the Volvo S60 is not new, and every other week, container loads of foreign used cars, also called Tokunbo come to the shores of the Lagos Apapa Port. Tokunbo Volvo S60 are very impressive. Asides from the fact that they are clean and in very good road useable conditions, they also perform almost as good as brand new ones, in the event that the year of production is not more than a year old, or two years old. When these vehicles have been used in Nigeria, they become “Registered” or Nigerian used, and their prices drop. Depending on the previous user of a Nigerian used Volvo S60, it may come in a very good road useable state, but it is advised to take a trusted automobile mechanic to check the vehicle before purchase.
The Best Volvo S60 year to Buy
The Volvo S60 is a very modern vehicle, and any year of production which falls within its fifteen year duration will definitely be very good. However, after the manufacture of the 2014 year for the 2015 model, the minor upgrades makes one realise that the 2015 Volvo S60 is the best year model to buy but however since Nigerians like to buy older versions like the 2004 Volvo S60 and 2002 Volvo S60 models mostly locally used and registered.
Volvo S60 Price in Nigeria
For a brand new Volvo S60 in Nigeria, you would be looking to spend between N8,800,000 – N9,600,000, and these prices could be more expensive depending on other added features. The older generation and current generation of the Volvo S60 are cheaper than the brand new ones, and their prices vary and are subjected mostly to the date of vehicle manufacture and locally registered or foreign used.
Foreign Used (Tokunbo) Volvo S60 for sale in Nigeria
- 2009 Volvo S60 – Present Volvo S60: N2,500,000 – N6,000,000
- 2001 Volvo S60 – 2008 Volvo S60: N1,000,000 – N2,600,000
Nigerian Used (Registered) Volvo S60 for sale in Nigeria
- 2011 Volvo S60 – Present Volvo S60: N2,200,000 – N5,000,000
- 2000 Volvo S60 – 2010 Volvo S60: N500,000 – N1,000,000
Overall impression of Volvo S60
The Scandinavian produced Volvo S60 faces competition from its German counterparts such as the Mercedes Benz C Class, Audi A4 and the BMW 3-Series, which are all impressive vehicles in their own rights. The Volvo S60 is notable for being strong, stylish and delivering performance and those should be features the modern day vehicle driver should desire. A test-drive in the Volvo S60 of any year of manufacture might convince some of our readers to consider it in the event that they are looking to purchase a sporty compact executive car.