Volvo V60 official details revealed and now comes with advanced tech

  • Volvo V60 official details revealed and now comes with advanced tech

Volvo V60 official details revealed and now comes with advanced tech

Sitting on the same Scalable Platform as the 90 Series and new XC60, the new V60 looks pretty much as you would expect, with the overarching impression of a smaller, slightly more sporty V90, but with bits of the new XC60 in the mix to claim its credentials as a new 60 Series Volvo.

While exact specifications haven't been released yet, it's expected that the V60 will continue the existing Volvo trim-level hierarchy; entry-level Momentum is likely to be joined by sporty R-Design and luxurious Inscription models when order books open. The top-end T8 Twin Engine AWD delivers 390 horsepower, slightly less than we're used to, while the T6 Twin Engine AWD is new and promises 340 HP. The new Volvo V60 estate has been revealed, following on from the XC60 SUV. A pledge to include part-electric propulsion on all new product by 2019 and ambition that no occupant of a Volvo will suffer death or serious injury in an accident post-2020 fulfill its image as an environmentally conscious and safety aware brand. Inside, the new V60 boasts increased space, solving a key problem with the previous model, and the cabin is upgraded with more upscale materials.

The company Volvo has published several teasers V60 is a new generation, and also said that the first fashion show will take place on 21 February.

The UK market will launch with the diesel options first, with the T5 and T6 Twin Engine joining at a later date. Volvo is renowned for its supreme safety tech, so it comes as no surprise that the V60 is equipped with all manner of hi-tech driver assists.

Volvo adds the V60 wagon to its car subscription service

One of these features is the potentially life-saving City Safety with Autobrake technology, which uses automatic braking and detection systems to assist the driver in avoiding potential collisions.

In some markets, though not yet in the United Kingdom, customers can sign up to Volvo's new mobile-phone style subscription service Care by Volvo which allows motorists to pay a monthly flat-fee subscription rather than own the vehicle outright. On well-marked roads, semi-autonomous steering, acceleration, and braking is possible up to 80 miles per hour. Optionally it can also include Cross Traffic Alert. Volvo's Sensus infotainment system with a portrait-mounted screen sits in the centre of the dashboard and will offer Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G connectivity.

But now we get the official take on the new V60, and it looks good.