Volvo owes its current renewal 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 most recent 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, along with the V90 wagon. Predictably, the midsize V60 is smaller sized than its larger V cousin, however bigger than its predecessor– in the mantra of the 1950s, longer, lower, and broader.
The dimensional increases are substantial: the wheelbase extends 4 inches, to 113.1, and general length (187.4 inches) is almost 5 inches more than the previous model. Width broadens by an inch, and the roofline is down 2 inches plus.
Expanded dimensions amount to more rear seat legroom and broadened cargo 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 divides 60/40.
Styling echoes the V90, slick, modern, and perhaps a lot more attractive in this somewhat smaller sized scale. The angular front fascia, rising character lines on the sides, sloping rear roofline, and wide position provide the wagon a stylish look, boosted by Volvo’s signature LED light setup.
The Volvo design group characterizes the look of the light variety as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic mythology electrically perpetuated. The emphasize of the redesigned interior is Volvo’s all-new Sensus infotainment system, consisting of 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 offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, in addition to a diesel and gasoline powerplants. Nevertheless, U.S. versions will be restricted, 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 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 turbo charging system generating 316 hp and 295 lb-ft.
Power gets to the driven wheels via an 8-speed automated with a manual moving mode. Although it won’t be consisted of in the U.S. launch, a brand-new PHEV model is expected to sign up with the V60 T6 lineup soon after the gasoline models show up 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; crash avoidance; lane departure caution and lane keeping help. In addition to the adaptive cruise vehicle braking, the safety features consist of Volvo’s pioneering City Safety system, which can immediately stop the car at speeds up to 19 miles per hour when system sensing units identify that the motorist isn’t really reacting to a prospective upcoming accident in metropolitan traffic.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date and Price
The Stockholm reveal made no reference of when the brand-new V60 will reach U.S. display rooms, nor prices.