Volvo owes its current 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 leadership, and the V60 is the current tip.
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 larger V cousin, but larger 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 total length (187.4 inches) is nearly 5 inches more than the previous model. Width broadens by an inch, and the roofline is down 2 inches plus.
Expanded dimensions amount to more rear seat legroom and broadened cargo capability, 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 even more enticing in this somewhat smaller sized scale. The angular front fascia, rising character lines on the sides, sloping rear roofline, and broad stance provide the wagon a stylish appearance, improved by Volvo’s signature LED light configuration.
The Volvo design team characterizes the look of the light array as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic folklore 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 provided in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, as well as a diesel and fuel powerplants. However, U.S. versions will be limited, at least at first, to a pair of turbocharged four-cylinders one for each of the two trim levels– T5 and T6. The front-drive T5 is moved by a 2.0-liter turbo 4 rated 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 producing 316 hp and 295 lb-ft.
Power gets to the driven wheels via an 8-speed automatic with a manual moving mode. Although it will not be consisted of in the United States launch, a brand-new PHEV model is anticipated to join the V60 T6 lineup quickly after the gas models arrive in display rooms.
2019 Volvo V60 Safety Features
As you ‘d expect, the V60 will include Volvo’s extensive stock of safety features– standard adaptive cruise control with automated emergency situation braking; pedestrian detection and avoidance; collision avoidance; lane departure caution and lane keeping help. In addition to the adaptive cruise car braking, the safety features consist of 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 reacting to a prospective upcoming accident in metropolitan traffic.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date and Price
The Stockholm reveal made no mention of when the brand-new V60 will reach U.S. showrooms, nor pricing.