Volvo has launched their new premium estate offering, the V60. This family-friendly vehicle is the Swedish manufacturers latest attempt at offering refinement, versatility and practicality all in one package.
The V60, which is essentially a smaller V90, shares the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform as the award-winning XC60 and three of the 90 series cars, which means it is decked out with the latest support systems and technology aimed at keeping the driver safe. Volvo claims that the SPA platform has “been the collective force behind the company’s record-breaking global sales performance in recent years”.
The V60 comes with a choice of two petrol engines and two diesel engines as well as two plug-in hybrid powertrain options: the new T6 twin-engine all-wheel drive petrol plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340hp, or the T8 twin-engine all-wheel drive petrol plug-in hybrid that delivers 390hp.
One of the main pieces of technology featured with the V60 is ‘Autobrake’, an automatic braking and detection system that can recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. If it can foresee a collision, the system will engage auto braking to assist the driver in avoiding an accident.
This new wagon will also come with Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system which is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system is controlled using a touchscreen that allows you to manage car functions, navigation and entertainment apps etc.
First customer deliveries of the new V60 are likely to be during the third quarter of 2018. UK prices for the V60 will start at £31,810 on the road.