Published: Thu, February 22, 2018
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Volvo V60 REVEALED - looks like a smaller V90 with new XC60 influence

Volvo V60 REVEALED - looks like a smaller V90 with new XC60 influence

Volvo has revealed its all-new V60 estate, a rival to premium estates like the Audi A4 Avant, Mercedes C-Class Estate and BMW 3 Series Touring.

The official details of the new Volvo V60 have been released.

Swedish premium auto manufacturer Volvo has taken the covers off its latest version of the V60 estate.

The 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon that was unveiled Wednesday takes the automaker back to its roots, at least for now. The new wagon's styling themes are now familiar, too, though no less striking.

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The new V60 improves on the old car's surprisingly tight cargo area to the tune of 29.7 cubic feet behind the rear seat compared to 28 cubes for the 2018 model.

D3 and D4 diesels will be available alongside T5 and T6 petrol. Two trim levels have been announced for the T6 AWD - Momentum is standard fare, or customers can opt for the more luxurious Inscription trim. Both will be capable of covering 0-62mph in less than six seconds. The T5 front wheel drive version will push out 250 horsepower while the T6 with all-wheel drive will be available with 316 horsepower. This approach seeks to eliminate the need for price negotiations, down payments, and regional price differences when purchasing the 2019 V60, and bundles the monthly vehicle payment with insurance, maintenance, roadside assistance, and concierge services such as fueling, cleaning, and service pick-up. But like the rest of the current Volvo lineup, it includes the Sensus infotainment system, Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving, and a host of safety features (Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Cross Traffic Alert) because it's Volvo. It also benefits from the latest autobraking technology. On well-marked roads, semi-autonomous steering, acceleration, and braking is possible up to 80 miles per hour.

Håkan Samuelsson, head honcho of Volvo Cars, says that 'the family estate driver is an important customer for our business and has been for generations.

Sitting on the same Scalable Platform as the 90 Series and new XC60, the new V60 looks pretty much as you would expect, with the overarching impression of a smaller, slightly more sporty V90, but with bits of the new XC60 in the mix to claim its credentials as a new 60 Series Volvo.

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