2019 Volvo V60
Volvo owes its recent renewal 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 most recent 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 than its larger V cousin, however larger than its predecessor– in the mantra of the 1950s, longer, lower, and wider.
The dimensional boosts 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 expands by an inch, and the roofline is down 2 inches plus. Expanded dimensions 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, contemporary, and arguably much more enticing in this a little smaller sized scale. The angular front fascia, rising character lines on the sides, sloping rear roofline, and broad stance give the wagon a sporty appearance, improved by Volvo’s signature LED light configuration.
The Volvo design team identifies the appearance of the light selection as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic folklore electrically perpetuated. The highlight of the revamped interior is Volvo’s all-new Sensus infotainment system, consisting of 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 used in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, as well as a diesel and fuel powerplants. However, U.S. versions will be limited, at least initially, to a pair 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 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 producing 316 hp and 295 lb-ft.
Power gets to the driven wheels via an 8-speed automated with a manual shifting mode. Although it will not be included in the U.S. launch, a new PHEV model is anticipated to join the V60 T6 lineup quickly after the gas models show up in display rooms.
2019 Volvo V60 Safety Features
As you ‘d anticipate, the V60 will include Volvo’s comprehensive stock of safety features– standard adaptive cruise control with automated emergency situation braking; pedestrian detection and avoidance; accident avoidance; lane departure caution and lane keeping help. In addition to the adaptive cruise auto braking, the security features include Volvo’s pioneering City Safety system, which can automatically stop the car at accelerate to 19 mph when system sensing units determine that the driver isn’t really responding to a potential approaching collision in city traffic.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date and Price
The Stockholm reveal made no mention of when the new V60 will reach U.S. display rooms, nor rates.