Volvo owes its recent resurgence 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 leadership, and the V60 is the current suggestion.
2019 Volvo V60 Design
Revealed in a domestic driveway in Stockholm, Sweden, the V60 shares the Scalable Product Architecture that supports its SUV cousins, along with the V90 wagon. Predictably, the midsize V60 is smaller than its bigger V cousin, but larger than its predecessor– in the mantra of the 1950s, longer, lower, and wider.
The dimensional boosts are significant: the wheelbase extends 4 inches, to 113.1, and general length (187.4 inches) is almost 5 inches more than the previous model. Width broadens by an inch, and the roofline is down 2 inches plus. Expanded measurements amount to more rear seat legroom and expanded cargo capacity, 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, modern, and perhaps a lot more enticing in this a little smaller scale. The angular front fascia, rising character lines on the sides, sloping rear roofline, and broad stance offer the wagon a sporty appearance, enhanced by Volvo’s signature LED light configuration.
The Volvo style team characterizes the look of the light array as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic mythology electrically perpetuated. The emphasize of the revamped 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 offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, along with a diesel and gas powerplants. Nevertheless, U.S. versions will be limited, a minimum of initially, to a set of turbocharged four-cylinders one for each of the 2 trim levels– T5 and T6.
The front-drive T5 is propelled by a 2.0-liter turbo four ranked for 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.0-liter in the all-wheel drive T6 boasts combined turbo- and turbo charging system creating 316 hp and 295 lb-ft.
Power gets to the driven wheels through an 8-speed automatic with a manual moving mode. Although it won’t be included in the United States launch, a brand-new PHEV model is anticipated to sign up with the V60 T6 lineup quickly after the gasoline models get here in display rooms.
2019 Volvo V60 Safety Features
As you ‘d anticipate, the V60 will include Volvo’s substantial stock of safety features– standard adaptive cruise control with automated emergency braking; pedestrian detection and avoidance; collision avoidance; lane departure caution and lane keeping assist. In addition to the adaptive cruise automobile braking, the safety features include Volvo’s pioneering City Safety system, which can immediately stop the car at accelerate to 19 mph when system sensors determine that the chauffeur isn’t reacting to a possible upcoming accident in urban traffic.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date and Price
The Stockholm expose made no reference of when the new V60 will reach U.S. display rooms, nor pricing.