Volvo Cars has revealed the new V60. The mid-size family estate car was due an update, and the new car raises the bar significantly in terms of style, space and specification. For a brand that has become renowned for making practical, reliable family estate cars, the V60 joins the V90 to further drive Volvo’s sales.
“The family estate driver is an important customer for our business and has been for generations,” said Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars. “The new V60 honours that tradition, but also takes it much further.”
The new V60 shares Volvo Cars’ Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the award-winning new XC60 and three top-of-the-line 90 series cars. The SPA-based V60 introduces a new standard to the mid-size premium estate segment with a luxurious interior, increased levels of space, advanced connectivity, and Volvo Cars’ latest driver-support systems and other safety technology.
“The V60 really is the central point of the Volvo brand,” said Robin Page, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Cars. “It’s refined, has a beautiful proportion and stance, yet delivers on practicality and versatility.”
In a first for the segment, customers can access the new V60 via Volvo Cars’ new premium subscription service, Care by Volvo, which offers car access via a monthly flat-fee subscription: car, maintenance, servicing and insurance. You need only pay for fuel.
Volvo has made a bid to electrify all new cars from 2019, so the new V60 comes with two plug-in hybrid powertrain options: the new T6 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340PS, or the T8 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that delivers 390PS.
The regular petrol choice includes T5 or T6 powertrains. Drivers who prefer diesel can select D3 or D4 engines.
The new V60 reinforces Volvo Cars’ standing as the industry leader in safety, with a comprehensive list of safety features that come as standard, including advanced driver-support systems known from the 90 series and XC60, making it one of the safest cars on the road.
UK prices for the V60 will start at £31,810 on the road, and first customer deliveries are expected in Q3 2018. To find out more visit https://www.volvocars.com/uk/cars/new-models/v60. The Volvo V60 is definitely on our ‘to test’ list, so watch out for that.