What To Expect From The New Volvo V60
Added: 09 March 2018
Featuring the best of Swedish design and engineering the new Volvo V60 Estate, a more compact version of the V90, will be showcased in March at this year’s Geneva Motor Show and will be competing in the highly competitive market sector that is dominated by the Audi A4 Avant and BMW 3 Series Touring models.
The New Volvo V60 Estate
The new 2018 Volvo V60 Estate, scheduled for release in the UK in September, is based on Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform which also supports the XC60 and 90 Series. As you have become accustomed, the new V60 enjoys the predictably luxurious, yet simplistic interior as the rest of the new Volvo range and will also include the latest driver support systems and safety technology that Volvo has available.
Power Plant Options
It is expected that powerplant options available for the latest V60 will be a choice of two petrol engines, two diesel engines and a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) version. Already confirmed for the UK are the D3 and D4 diesels, with expected power outputs of 148bhp and 187bhp respectively. The 242bhp T5 petrol variant will be available at launch and the more economical T4 petrol arriving in around 12 months. An additional option will be a 335bhp T6 Twin Engine Plug-in Electric Hybrid, a Volvo first in the UK.
Passenger & Load Space
With a length of 4,761mm and wheelbase of 2,872mm the new V60 is 117mm longer than the XC60 and this makes it the biggest estate car in its class. With increased passenger leg room, and luggage space standing at 529 litres with the rear seats up, or 841 litres with seats folded (up to the glass line) or 1,364 litres max to the roof the V60 is ahead of its rivals.
Body & Styling
Previous owners of the earlier V60 will recognise the higher-quality and stylish exterior, featuring a roofline with a sportier taper towards the rear hatch for example, and an interior design that follows the trend set by the V90 and XC60 range. The ‘deeply sculpted’ sides also add drama to a body style that’s distinctly a modern Volvo.
The fascia, instrument panel and centre-console touchscreen are in common with the XC60 SUV and are a welcome improvement on the outgoing model. The same array of driver assistance systems offered on other Volvo models will also be available on the new V60 including; City Safe with Autobrake, Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving, two Collision Warning Systems and Cross-traffic Alert.
Volvo V60 Price Tag
Prices for the new model have are considerably higher compared to the outgoing V60's entry level price of £24,145 with the new model starting at £31,810, but that still leaves the car favourably priced compared to its German rivals. Volvo also stated that the new model will offer more equipment and a comprehensive list of safety features that come as standard.
Contact Fordthorne Volvo
For more information about the new Volvo V60 contact our team here at Fordthorne Volvo. Simply visit us here at 281 Penarth Road Cardiff CF11 8YZ, call us on Tel: 02920 600133 or use the online Contact Us enquiry form.