All-new Volvo V60 revealed

Audrey Hill
February 22, 2018

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.

The new auto shares Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the award-winning new XC60 and three flagship 90 series cars, which have led the Swedish company's record-breaking global sales performance in recent years.

New vehicle architecture benefits both the function and looks of the 2019 Volvo V60. Inside, the new V60 boasts increased space, solving a key problem with the previous model, and the cabin is upgraded with more upscale materials. The aging sedan uses a range of different engines, including a base T5 engine that produces 240 hp (178 kW) and 250 lb-ft (338 Nm) of torque, as well as a more powerful T6 engine that produces 302 hp (225 kW). A more detailed pricing structure will be announced soon. Both of these gas engines employ an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The largest of the group, the T8, will of course be a plug-in hybrid variant, promising a total power output of 390 horsepower.

Like other Volvo models, the V60 will come standard with the automaker's City Safety suite of collision-avoidance tech that includes automatic emergency braking.

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The driver assist features have received a boost thanks to the semi-autonomous Pilot Assist technology, which offers assistance with steering, acceleration and braking.

The new V60 was launched in its natural habitat - the driveway of a family home in Stockholm - "highlighting Volvo Cars' pedigree in family estates and pinpointing how the V60's versatile design caters to the diverse needs and realities of modern family life".

This being a Volvo, safety ranks high on the list of the V60's priorities.

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.

Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars, said: "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".

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