Volvo owes its recent revival to crossover SUVs like the XC90 and XC60, both winners of the North American Energy of the Year award. However the Sino-Swedish company hasn’t forgotten its long history of station wagon management, and the V60 is the current reminder.
2019 Volvo V60 Design
Unveiled in a domestic driveway in Stockholm, Sweden, the V60 shares the Scalable Product Architecture that supports its SUV cousins, as well as the V90 wagon. Predictably, the midsize V60 is smaller sized than its bigger V cousin, however bigger than its predecessor– in the mantra of the 1950s, longer, lower, and larger. The dimensional increases are considerable: the wheelbase stretches 4 inches, to 113.1, and overall length (187.4 inches) is nearly 5 inches more than the previous model. Width expands by an inch, and the roofline is down 2 inches plus.
Expanded measurements add up to more rear seat legroom and expanded freight capacity, 30 cubic feet behind the second-row seat, 48 with the rear seats folded flat, increases of 2 and 4 cubic feet, respectively. The rear seatback splits 60/40. Styling echoes the V90, slick, contemporary, and perhaps much more attractive in this somewhat smaller scale. The angular front fascia, rising character lines on the sides, sloping rear roofline, and broad stance provide the wagon a stylish look, boosted by Volvo’s signature LED light configuration.
The Volvo style group identifies the look of the light selection as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic mythology electrically perpetuated. The highlight of the redesigned interior is Volvo’s all-new Sensus infotainment system, including to name a few features 4G connectivity, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and premium audio.
2019 Volvo V60 Engine
European editions of the V60 will be provided in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, along with a diesel and fuel powerplants. Nevertheless, U.S. versions will be restricted, at least at first, to a set of turbocharged four-cylinders one for each of the 2 trim levels– T5 and T6. The front-drive T5 is propelled by a 2.0-liter turbo four ranked for 250 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.0-liter in the all-wheel drive T6 boasts combined turbo- and turbo charging system creating 316 hp and 295 lb-ft.
Power gets to the driven wheels via an 8-speed automated with a manual shifting mode. Although it won’t be included in the U.S. launch, a brand-new PHEV model is anticipated to join the V60 T6 lineup quickly after the gasoline models show up in showrooms.
2019 Volvo V60 Safety Features
As you ‘d anticipate, the V60 will consist of Volvo’s substantial inventory of security features– basic adaptive cruise control with automated emergency situation braking; pedestrian detection and avoidance; crash avoidance; lane departure caution and lane keeping assist. In addition to the adaptive cruise car braking, the safety features consist of Volvo’s pioneering City Safety system, which can automatically stop the car at speeds up to 19 mph when system sensors determine that the motorist isn’t responding to a possible approaching collision in city traffic.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date and Price
The Stockholm expose made no mention of when the new V60 will reach U.S. showrooms, nor pricing.