Volvo USA announces new design-focused S60 Black Edition
Volvo USA is adding a special Black Edition styling option to its award-winning S60 sedan. The new Black Edition adds another level of expression to the sporty design of the Volvo S60 with exclusive high gloss black accents and badging. Arriving in select retailers this spring, the S60 Black Edition will be available in limited quantities, with fewer than 450 vehicles being produced for model year 2022.
Black Edition styling is available on the plug-in hybrid S60 Recharge as well as the mild hybrid S60 Momentum and R-Design trims. Adding to the already generous standard equipment of the S60, the Black Edition features exclusive high gloss black 19-inch wheels and standard metallic paint.
At the front, high gloss black covers the grille, Volvo badge, and grille slash. On the side, high gloss black wheels and window trim make the Black Edition distinct from any other S60. And around back, all badging—including the Volvo wordmark, model name, and motor designations—is in high gloss black, with darkened tailpipes accentuating the cars’ athletic appeal.
With a starting MSRP under $40,000, the S60 Black edition is offered in just two colors. For a stealthier look, Onyx Black Metallic makes the special high gloss black accents blend in. And for a bolder, high contrast look, Crystal White Metallic makes them stand out.
Built in the US at the Volvo Cars Ridgeville, SC plant, the S60 Black Edition was developed specifically for the US market and designed at the Volvo US design studio in California. Led by Volvo Car USA head of design Eric Beak, the S60 Black Edition was a passion project for the Camarillo-based team and was developed and approved in near record time—the first design study began just 13 months ago, in January 2021.
The timeline was accelerated considerably when Volvo executives visited the US and saw the car in person in November 2021. Having “fallen in love” with the design, the S60 Black Edition was approved for production on the spot, skipping the normal design approval process to get it in the hands of customers faster.
“The design of the S60 Black Edition evokes a passionate response across the company,” said Eric Beak, head of design for Volvo Car USA. “We’re very proud that the Black Edition has been designed here in the US and will be built by our US team in South Carolina.”