You should go drive one! The extra leg room is quite noticeable. The rest of the car feels like any other S60.I see that the Chinese built S60 Inscription is now available at the dealerships.
Has anyone purchased one? Or test driven one?
I'm curious as to thoughts/opinions on the first Chinese built import to the US !
That was my impression, too, but it was pointed out to me that calling it the Inscription says "this is our top model" and that having the top model and not the bottom built in China makes a statement.Probably should have called it something different like S60L or S60 and a half.
Or S60.5 in keeping with the half year model rolloutsS60 and a half.
I think the key word here is "compact" The S60's shorter length is what attracted me to the car in the first place. It's positioned in line with the Lexus IS250 and BMW 3 Series. If more rear leg room is needed there's the S80. It wasn't that much more in cost.The "L" designation is usually reserved for the larger vehicles in the US and used in China when they extend the wheelbase of compact luxury cars. The additional room is a welcome feature, well more like what it should have had. It's now what it should have be, to compete on equal footing with the other compact luxury cars.