Volvo owes its recent revival to crossover SUVs like the XC90 and XC60, both winners of the North American Utility of the Year award. But the Sino-Swedish company hasn’t forgotten its long history of station wagon leadership, and the V60 is the latest pointer.
2019 Volvo V60 Design
Unveiled 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. Naturally, the midsize V60 is smaller than its larger V cousin, however bigger than its predecessor– in the mantra of the 1950s, longer, lower, and larger.
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 broadens 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, increases of 2 and 4 cubic feet, respectively. The rear seatback divides 60/40.
Styling echoes the V90, slick, modern, and arguably even more appealing in this somewhat smaller scale. The angular front fascia, rising character lines on the sides, sloping rear roofline, and broad position provide the wagon a stylish look, enhanced by Volvo’s signature LED light configuration.
The Volvo design group defines the look of the light array as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic mythology electrically perpetuated. The highlight of the redesigned interior is Volvo’s brand new Sensus infotainment system, consisting of 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 gasoline powerplants. Nevertheless, U.S. versions will be restricted, at least initially, to a set 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 four 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 turbo charging system generating 316 hp and 295 lb-ft.
Power gets to the driven wheels via an 8-speed automated with a manual shifting mode. Although it won’t be consisted of in the U.S. launch, a new PHEV model is expected to sign up with the V60 T6 lineup quickly after the gas models get here in showrooms.
2019 Volvo V60 Safety Features
As you ‘d expect, the V60 will consist of Volvo’s extensive stock of safety features– standard adaptive cruise control with automated emergency situation braking; pedestrian detection and avoidance; crash avoidance; lane departure caution and lane keeping help. In addition to the adaptive cruise automobile braking, the security features include Volvo’s pioneering City Safety system, which can instantly stop the car at speeds up to 19 miles per hour when system sensing units identify that the driver isn’t reacting to a prospective approaching collision in metropolitan traffic.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date and Price
The Stockholm expose made no mention of when the new V60 will reach U.S. display rooms, nor rates.