Volvo Cars recently revealed the new V60 - a versatile family car that looks more stylish than a conventional station wagon. An advanced chassis, powerful engines, and a choice of driving modes put you at the center of a pleasant driving experience.
The V60 proves it can go the distance, with more miles and less waste. The T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid offers electric, zero-emissions travel for near-silent, effortless commuting and top-notch fuel efficiency. Turbocharged T5 FWD variants will provide 250 hp and the T6 AWD is good for 316hp.
The new V60 shares Volvo Cars’ Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the award-winning new XC60 and four top-of-the-line 90 Series cars, which have been the collective force behind the company’s record-breaking global sales performance in recent years.
The exterior styling with front side deflectors and sculpted sill moldings highlight the car's low stance, while the integrated dual split end pipes in stainless steel with a bulged four-pipe look integrated into the rear diffuser, equal a more stylish look. Volvo’s signature Thor’s hammer headlights once again feature on this wagon, as does a broad chromed grille. Overall the car presents a practical and fashionable alternative to SUV variations.
Inside, you'll find a top-of-the-line infotainment system - suitable for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 4G, and keeps drivers connected at all times. The system is controlled by a tablet-like touch screen that combines car functions, navigation, connected services and entertainment apps. Swedish style flows into the rear where passengers will find good levels of head and legroom, although space in the middle contends with a sizeable transmission hump.
The family estate driver is an important customer for our business and has been for generations, the new V60 honors that tradition, but also takes it much further.
The new V60 reinforces Volvo’s standing as the industry leader in safety, with an extensive list of safety features that come as standard, including advanced driver support systems known from the 90 Series and XC60. This makes the new V60 one of the safest cars on the road.
The City Safety with Autobrake technology is a world-first, engaging auto braking in approaching accidents. Using braking and detection systems to assist the driver, at the moment is the only system able to recognize pedestrians, cyclists, and large animals.
The Pilot Assist system – which supports the driver with steering, acceleration, and braking on well-marked roads up to 80 MPH (128.7 KPH) – has been upgraded with improved cornering performance. The V60 also includes Run-off-Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, and other steering assistance systems. The optional Cross Traffic Alert with auto brake further improves safety for people inside and outside the car.
Volvo is aiming for all of its cars to feature some form of electrification by 2019 and so the new V60 has two gasoline plug-in hybrid options. The expected release date is around September and the exact price is yet to be announced.