Volvo owes its recent revival 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 management, 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, in addition to the V90 wagon. Predictably, the midsize V60 is smaller than its larger V cousin, but larger than its predecessor– in the mantra of the 1950s, longer, lower, and wider.
The dimensional boosts 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 freight capacity, 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 perhaps much more appealing in this somewhat smaller scale. The angular front fascia, increasing 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 design team identifies the look of the light array as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic mythology electrically perpetuated. The highlight of the revamped interior is Volvo’s all-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 provided in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, in addition to a diesel and gasoline powerplants. Nevertheless, U.S. versions will be limited, at least at first, to a set 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 4 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 supercharging 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 consisted of in the United States launch, a new PHEV model is anticipated to join the V60 T6 lineup shortly after the gasoline models get here in showrooms.
2019 Volvo V60 Safety Features
As you ‘d anticipate, the V60 will include Volvo’s comprehensive stock of security features– basic adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency situation braking; pedestrian detection and avoidance; collision avoidance; lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. In addition to the adaptive cruise auto braking, the safety features include Volvo’s pioneering City Safety system, which can immediately stop the car at accelerate to 19 miles per hour when system sensing units figure out that the driver isn’t really responding to a possible impending collision in metropolitan traffic.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date and Price
The Stockholm expose made no mention of when the new V60 will reach U.S. display rooms, nor rates.