All-new Volvo V60 debuts in Stockholm, will pack a 290kW petrol electric drivetrain
Volvo has unveiled its all-new second Volvo V60 wagon at a press event in Stockholm. The new mid-size V60 will be based on Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture as per the other very excellent models in Volvo’s new model line-up including the XC90, V90 Cross Country, S90 and the very lovely XC60.
The new V60 will share drivetrains with the aforementioned models too, so expect diesel four-cylinder engines in D4 and D5 guises, possibly a turbo petrol form that’ll be called the T5 and a turbo and supercharged petrol four that’ll wear T6 badging. Volvo’s T8 plug-in petrol/electric drivetrain will also be offered in some markets, with total power output expected to be around 290kW, so you can drive quickly, quietly and frugally. A hoon with a social conscience, if you will.
A Volvo being a Volvo, the new V60 will be loaded safety gear, which will include City Safety which can detect pedestrians, cyclists and animals and can apply the brakes if it thinks there’s an impending collision, Pilot Assist Volvo’s autopilot system, Run-Off Mitigation which keeps the car in its lane and Collision Mitigation to stop the car careering onto the wrong side of the road and crashing into oncoming traffic.
Styling wise the new V60 seems to be a mix of V90 and XC60 whilst boasting its own unique styling cues, with the final result – in my humble opinion at least – being absolutely stunning.
Prices and specifications for Australian V60s are yet to be confirmed, but as per the rest of Volvo’s new line-up, expect Momentum, Inscription and R-Design trim levels.
More to come.