Volvo owes its current renewal to crossover SUVs like the XC90 and XC60, both winners of the North American Energy of the Year award. But the Sino-Swedish company hasn’t forgotten its long history of station wagon management, and the V60 is the current pointer.
2019 Volvo V60 Design
Revealed in a domestic driveway in Stockholm, Sweden, the V60 shares the Scalable Product Architecture that supports its SUV cousins, in addition to the V90 wagon. Naturally, the midsize V60 is smaller sized than its larger V cousin, however bigger than its predecessor– in the mantra of the 1950s, longer, lower, and broader.
The dimensional increases are considerable: the wheelbase extends 4 inches, to 113.1, and total 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 measurements add up to more rear seat legroom and broadened freight 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 divides 60/40.
Styling echoes the V90, slick, contemporary, and probably much more appealing in this slightly smaller sized scale. The angular front fascia, increasing character lines on the sides, sloping rear roofline, and large stance provide the wagon a sporty appearance, improved by Volvo’s signature LED light configuration.
The Volvo design team defines the appearance of the light variety as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic mythology electrically perpetuated. The emphasize of the redesigned interior is Volvo’s brand new Sensus infotainment system, consisting of to name a few features 4G connectivity, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and premium audio.
2019 Volvo V60 Engine
European editions of the V60 will be used in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, along with a diesel and gas powerplants. Nevertheless, U.S. versions will be limited, at least at first, to a set of turbocharged four-cylinders one for each of the 2 trim levels– T5 and T6.
The front-drive T5 is moved 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 turbo charging system producing 316 hp and 295 lb-ft.
Power gets to the driven wheels via an 8-speed automatic with a manual shifting mode. Although it will not be included in the United States launch, a brand-new PHEV model is expected to sign up with the V60 T6 lineup shortly after the gasoline models arrive in showrooms.
2019 Volvo V60 Safety Features
As you ‘d anticipate, the V60 will include Volvo’s extensive stock of safety features– basic adaptive cruise control with automated emergency braking; pedestrian detection and avoidance; crash avoidance; lane departure caution and lane keeping assist. In addition to the adaptive cruise automobile braking, the security features consist of Volvo’s pioneering City Safety system, which can automatically stop the car at speeds up to 19 miles per hour when system sensing units determine that the motorist isn’t reacting to a potential upcoming accident in urban traffic.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date and Price
The Stockholm reveal made no reference of when the new V60 will reach U.S. display rooms, nor pricing.