Volvo has released the first details and images of its new V60 estate, which will make its debut at the Geneva motor show in a couple of weeks before going on sale in the United Kingdom in the autumn priced from £31,810 on the road.
We've already seen Volvo's excellent Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform at work with the XC90 (a Motor Trend SUV of the Year winner) and the midsize XC60 (a SUVOTY finalist). Luckily, the new V60 looks undeniably sleek and stylish, with an elegance that sets it apart from SUVs. Inside, the new V60 boasts increased space, solving a key problem with the previous model, and the cabin is upgraded with more upscale materials. Two trim levels have been announced for the T6 AWD - Momentum is standard fare, or customers can opt for the more luxurious Inscription trim. Six powertrains are on offer - two gas engines, two diesel engines (not for the US) and two plug-in hybrids. Both will be capable of covering 0-62mph in less than six seconds. Total system output for the plug-in T6 AWD drivetrain is 340 hp and 435 lb. -ft. of torque, with a fully electric driving range of about 28 miles. The new V60 will be available to purchase using Volvo's premium subscription service Care by Volvo, where you pay a monthly flat fee to access the vehicle rather than own it. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but customer deliveries are expected to start in September. There are many safety features encompassed in Volvo V60 such as City Safety with Autobrake technology, the semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system and active safety system from 90-Series model. Lane departure and cross-traffic alerts are also part of the safety suite.
It has a built-in 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both on board. It also benefits from the latest autobraking technology.
Hakan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars, said: "The family estate driver is an important customer for our business and has been for generations".
As often, it's safety first with Volvo's and the new V60 is no different.
But now we get the official take on the new V60, and it looks good.