Volvo owes its recent renewal to crossover SUVs like the XC90 and XC60, both winners of the North American Energy of the Year award. However the Sino-Swedish company hasn’t forgotten its long history of station wagon leadership, and the V60 is the current tip.
2019 Volvo V60 Design
Revealed 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. Predictably, the midsize V60 is smaller than its larger V cousin, however bigger than its predecessor– in the mantra of the 1950s, longer, lower, and broader. The dimensional increases are substantial: the wheelbase extends 4 inches, to 113.1, and general length (187.4 inches) is nearly 5 inches more than the previous model. Width expands by an inch, and the roofline is down 2 inches plus.
Expanded measurements 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 perhaps even more attractive in this a little smaller sized scale. The angular front fascia, increasing character lines on the sides, sloping rear roofline, and broad position provide the wagon a stylish look, improved by Volvo’s signature LED light configuration.
The Volvo design team identifies the look of the light variety as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic folklore electrically perpetuated. The highlight of the redesigned interior is Volvo’s all-new Sensus infotainment system, including 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 offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, along with a diesel and gasoline powerplants. Nevertheless, U.S. versions will be limited, at least at first, to a pair of turbocharged four-cylinders one for each of the two trim levels– T5 and T6. The front-drive T5 is moved 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 producing 316 hp and 295 lb-ft.
Power gets to the driven wheels via an 8-speed automatic with a manual moving mode. Although it will not be consisted of in the U.S. launch, a brand-new PHEV model is expected to join the V60 T6 lineup soon after the gasoline models arrive in display rooms.
2019 Volvo V60 Safety Features
As you ‘d anticipate, the V60 will consist of Volvo’s extensive stock of security features– standard adaptive cruise control with automated emergency situation braking; pedestrian detection and avoidance; accident avoidance; lane departure warning and lane keeping help. In addition to the adaptive cruise automobile braking, the safety features consist of Volvo’s pioneering City Safety system, which can instantly stop the car at speeds up to 19 miles per hour when system sensors determine that the driver isn’t reacting to a possible impending crash in urban traffic.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date and Price
The Stockholm reveal made no mention of when the new V60 will reach U.S. showrooms, nor rates.