New Volvo V60 Revealed


Volvo will be showcasing its new V60 premium, mid-size station wagon at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show and the new model has been infused with a host of new luxury features and safety technology. Take a look at what you can expect from the new Volvo V60 below…

Volvo has revealed a new V60 which the brand says features a ‘luxurious interior, increased levels of space, advanced connectivity, plus Volvo Cars’ latest driver support systems and other safety technology’.

The new V60 is based on the brand’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform and measures 4 761 mm in length with a wheelbase of 2 872 mm. This car is all about practicality and its increased interior space is therefore welcome. With all the seats in place, the V60 offers a sizable 529 litres of loading space which increases 841 litres with the rear seats folded down and a full 1 364 litres when measured from the load floor to the ceiling.

The new V60 will feature a raft of Volvo's familiar safety features as well as the brand's excellent Sensus infotainment system. 

The new V60 will be offered with a range of powertrain options, including 2 plug-in hybrid powertrains in the form of the 254 kW T6 Twin Engine AWD and the more powerful 291 kW T8 Twin Engine AWD derivative.

Buyers will also have the choice between familiar 2.0-litre turbocharged powerplants in both petrol and diesel guise in the form of the T5 and T6 and D3 and D4 respectively.  

In terms of safety, the new V60 will offer features found on Volvo’s XC90/S90/V90 and XC60 and these include features such as City Safety with Autobrake (avoids potential oncoming collisions and can detect pedestrians, cyclists and large animals), Pilot Assist, Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Cross Traffic Alert and more.

Volvo’s praised Sensus infotainment system is also included and is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay while also offering navigation and 4G internet connectivity.

The new Volvo V60 can be expected in South Africa late in 2018 but we will keep you updated as soon as local specification and pricing details become available.

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