2019 Volvo V60
Volvo owes its recent renewal to crossover SUVs like the XC90 and XC60, both winners of the North American Utility of the Year award. However the Sino-Swedish company hasn’t forgotten its long history of station wagon management, and the V60 is the most recent reminder.
2019 Volvo V60 Design
Revealed in a residential driveway in Stockholm, Sweden, the V60 shares the Scalable Product Architecture that supports its SUV cousins, in addition to the V90 wagon. Predictably, the midsize V60 is smaller than its bigger V cousin, however bigger than its predecessor– in the mantra of the 1950s, longer, lower, and wider.
The dimensional increases are substantial: the wheelbase stretches 4 inches, to 113.1, and overall length (187.4 inches) is practically 5 inches more than the previous model. Width expands by an inch, and the roofline is down 2 inches plus.
Expanded dimensions amount to more rear seat legroom and expanded freight capability, 30 cubic feet behind the second-row seat, 48 with the rear seats folded flat, boosts of 2 and 4 cubic feet, respectively. The rear seatback divides 60/40.
Styling echoes the V90, slick, modern, and probably even more enticing in this slightly smaller scale. The angular front fascia, rising character lines on the sides, sloping rear roofline, and large position provide the wagon a stylish appearance, boosted by Volvo’s signature LED light configuration.
The Volvo design team identifies the appearance of the light array as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic mythology electrically perpetuated. The emphasize of the upgraded interior is Volvo’s brand new Sensus infotainment system, including among other features 4G connectivity, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and premium audio.
2019 Volvo V60 Engine
European editions of the V60 will be offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, in addition to a diesel and gasoline powerplants. Nevertheless, U.S. versions will be limited, a minimum of initially, to a pair of turbocharged four-cylinders one for each of the two trim levels– T5 and T6.
The front-drive T5 is propelled by a 2.0-liter turbo 4 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 supercharging system generating 316 hp and 295 lb-ft.
Power gets to the driven wheels by means of an 8-speed automatic with a manual shifting mode. Although it will not be included in the United States launch, a new PHEV model is expected to join the V60 T6 lineup soon after the gasoline models show up in showrooms.
2019 Volvo V60 Safety Features
As you ‘d expect, the V60 will consist of Volvo’s comprehensive inventory of safety features– standard adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency situation braking; pedestrian detection and avoidance; collision avoidance; lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. In addition to the adaptive cruise vehicle braking, the safety features include Volvo’s pioneering City Safety system, which can immediately stop the car at accelerate to 19 miles per hour when system sensing units determine that the motorist isn’t really responding to a possible impending collision in city traffic.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date and Price
The Stockholm reveal made no reference of when the new V60 will reach U.S. showrooms, nor prices.