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Watch As Nicolette Viscusi Joins Steve Hammes In Testing The 2016 Volvo S60 Inscription


The S60 is a hidden gem in the sports sedan segment…but some find it to be just a bit undersized.

To answer the critics and broaden its appeal, Volvo has introduced this…a new model with an extended wheelbase giving those in the back an added 3” of legroom.

Hi, I’m Steve Hammes…and I’m Nicolette Viscusi. Here’s our take on the 2016 S60 Inscription.

Inscription: the dedication of a work of art, or in Volvo-speak, a stretched version of their best-selling car replete with an added dose of Scandinavian luxury, additional sound deadening material and Inscription door sill moldings.

But the essence of this car is its oversized back seat. Just like that, the S60 goes from snug to spacious with class-leading legroom.  And beyond that, the seats are heated and sculpted for true comfort.  But at 12 cubic feet, the trunk space remains undersized.

Even at 6’1” I have no problem stretching out and getting comfortable back here. Sunshades all around are an added perk.  Plus, if these pesky headrests get in the way you can drop them from up front.

The S60’s front-end was redesigned 2 years ago and features LED daytime running lights. But visually, there’s not much that distinguishes Inscription models from garden variety S60s.  To spot one, look for these 18” Titania wheels and this tiny badge on the rear deck lid.

By TestDriveNow Auto Critic Steve Hammes and Nicolette Viscusi for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 14, 2016