Volvo owes its recent revival to crossover SUVs like the XC90 and XC60, both winners of the North American Utility of the Year award. But the Sino-Swedish company hasn’t forgotten its long history of station wagon management, and the V60 is the latest reminder.
2019 Volvo V60 Design
Unveiled in a property 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 larger V cousin, however 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 almost 5 inches more than the previous model. Width expands by an inch, and the roofline is down 2 inches plus. Expanded dimensions add up 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, contemporary, and probably a lot more enticing in this slightly smaller sized scale. The angular front fascia, rising character lines on the sides, sloping rear roofline, and large stance give the wagon a stylish appearance, improved by Volvo’s signature LED light configuration.
The Volvo style team characterizes the appearance of the light variety as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic mythology electrically perpetuated. The emphasize 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 provided in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, as well as a diesel and gasoline powerplants. However, U.S. versions will be limited, at least at first, to a set 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 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 turbo charging system generating 316 hp and 295 lb-ft.
Power gets to the driven wheels through an 8-speed automated with a manual moving mode. Although it will not be included in the United States launch, a new PHEV model is expected to join the V60 T6 lineup soon after the fuel models get here in showrooms.
2019 Volvo V60 Safety Features
As you ‘d expect, the V60 will include Volvo’s extensive stock of security features– standard adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency 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 immediately stop the car at speeds up to 19 mph when system sensors identify that the motorist isn’t responding to a possible impending collision 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 pricing.