Volvo owes its recent revival to crossover SUVs like the XC90 and XC60, both winners of the North American Utility of the Year award. However 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
Revealed in a residential driveway in Stockholm, Sweden, the V60 shares the Scalable Product Architecture that supports its SUV cousins, as well as 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 larger.
The dimensional increases are substantial: 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 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, boosts of 2 and 4 cubic feet, respectively. The rear seatback splits 60/40.
Styling echoes the V90, slick, modern, and probably much more enticing in this a little smaller sized scale. The angular front fascia, rising character lines on the sides, sloping rear roofline, and wide position provide the wagon a stylish look, boosted by Volvo’s signature LED light setup.
The Volvo design team characterizes the look of the light variety as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic folklore electrically perpetuated. The emphasize of the revamped interior is Volvo’s brand new Sensus infotainment system, including 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. However, U.S. versions will be restricted, at least initially, 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 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.0-liter in the all-wheel drive T6 boasts combined turbo- and supercharging system producing 316 hp and 295 lb-ft.
Power gets to the driven wheels by means of an 8-speed automatic with a manual moving mode. Although it will not be included in the U.S. launch, a new PHEV model is anticipated 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 consist of Volvo’s extensive stock of safety features– standard adaptive cruise control with automated emergency situation braking; pedestrian detection and avoidance; collision avoidance; lane departure warning and lane keeping help. In addition to the adaptive cruise automobile braking, the safety features include Volvo’s pioneering City Safety system, which can instantly stop the car at accelerate to 19 miles per hour when system sensors identify that the driver isn’t responding to a possible approaching accident in city 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 rates.