Volvo owes its current resurgence to crossover SUVs like the XC90 and XC60, both winners of the North American Utility of the Year award. However the Sino-Swedish company hasn’t forgotten its long history of station wagon leadership, and the V60 is the current pointer.
2019 Volvo V60 Design
Revealed in a residential 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 sized than its larger V cousin, but larger than its predecessor– in the mantra of the 1950s, longer, lower, and wider.
The dimensional increases are significant: the wheelbase stretches 4 inches, to 113.1, and total length (187.4 inches) is practically 5 inches more than the previous model. Width broadens by an inch, and the roofline is down 2 inches plus.
Expanded measurements amount to more rear seat legroom and expanded cargo capacity, 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 splits 60/40.
Styling echoes the V90, slick, contemporary, and perhaps even more appealing in this slightly smaller sized scale. The angular front fascia, increasing character lines on the sides, sloping rear roofline, and large stance give the wagon a sporty appearance, enhanced by Volvo’s signature LED light setup.
The Volvo style team identifies the look of the light variety as “Thor’s Hammer.” Nordic folklore electrically perpetuated. The highlight of the revamped 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 provided in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, along with a diesel and fuel 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 moved by a 2.0-liter turbo four rated 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 will not be included in the United States launch, a new PHEV model is anticipated to sign up with the V60 T6 lineup quickly after the gas models get here in showrooms.
2019 Volvo V60 Safety Features
As you ‘d expect, the V60 will include Volvo’s comprehensive inventory of safety features– standard adaptive cruise control with automated emergency situation braking; pedestrian detection and avoidance; accident avoidance; lane departure caution and lane keeping assist. In addition to the adaptive cruise vehicle braking, the security features consist of Volvo’s pioneering City Safety system, which can automatically stop the car at speeds up to 19 miles per hour when system sensing units identify that the motorist isn’t responding to a possible upcoming crash in metropolitan traffic.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date and Price
The Stockholm expose made no reference of when the new V60 will reach U.S. showrooms, nor rates.