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 current pointer.
2019 Volvo V60 Design
Unveiled 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. Predictably, the midsize V60 is smaller sized than its larger V cousin, however larger 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 general 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 measurements add up to more rear seat legroom and expanded cargo capability, 30 cubic feet behind the second-row seat, 48 with the rear seats folded flat, boosts of 2 and 4 cubic feet, respectively. The rear seatback divides 60/40.
Styling echoes the V90, slick, modern, and arguably a lot more attractive in this slightly smaller scale. The angular front fascia, increasing character lines on the sides, sloping rear roofline, and wide stance offer the wagon a stylish look, enhanced by Volvo’s signature LED light configuration.
The Volvo design group defines the appearance of the light selection as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic folklore 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 used in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, as well as a diesel and gasoline powerplants. Nevertheless, U.S. versions will be limited, a minimum of at first, to a pair 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 four 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 through an 8-speed automatic with a manual shifting mode. Although it will not be consisted of in the U.S. launch, a new PHEV model is expected to join the V60 T6 lineup shortly after the fuel models arrive in display rooms.
2019 Volvo V60 Safety Features
As you ‘d expect, the V60 will include Volvo’s substantial inventory of safety features– basic adaptive cruise control with automated emergency situation braking; pedestrian detection and avoidance; crash avoidance; lane departure warning and lane keeping help. In addition to the adaptive cruise car braking, the safety features include Volvo’s pioneering City Safety system, which can immediately stop the car at speeds up to 19 miles per hour when system sensing units identify that the driver isn’t responding to a possible upcoming crash in city traffic.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date and Price
The Stockholm expose made no mention of when the brand-new V60 will reach U.S. showrooms, nor prices.