Volvo launches new V60
In its natural habitat, a driveway of a family home in Stockholm, Volvo revealed the new V60 five-door estate car, a particularly important segment for the Swedish premium carmaker.
“The family estate driver is an important customer for our business and has been for generations,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. “The new V60 honours that tradition, but also takes it much further.”
The new V60 is built on Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform that is also the basis for the new XC60 and for four 90-series cars that have driven the company's strong sales performance in recent years.
Volvo promises a luxurious interior, increased levels of space, advanced connectivity and the latest driver support systems and safety tech. These include automatic braking and detection systems to assist the driver in avoiding potential collisions and a system that recognises pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.
The Pilot Assist system, an autonomous driving system that can support the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130km/h, has been upgraded with improved cornering performance.
The new V60's interior
Care by Volvo, the subscription service first introduced for the new XC40, is now also available on the V60. This offers drivers access to a new V60 via a monthly flat fee rather than ownership. Volvo compare this service to the hassle-free experience of having a mobile phone. It is currently available in Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US.
Volvo's Sensus infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G. The system will be easy to operate for people familiar with the other recently introduced Volvo models like the XC40, the XC60 and the XC90.
The V60 comes with two plug-in hybrid powertrain options: the new T60 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340hp or the T8 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that delivers 390hp.
For drivers that prefer regular engines, there is choice between a T5 and a T6 petrol engine or a D3 and a D4 diesel engine.