Volvo Cars has revealed the new Volvo V60 five-door, mid-size premium estate ahead of next month’s Geneva Motor Show.
“The family estate driver is an important customer for our business and has been for generations,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. “The new V60 honours that tradition, but also takes it much further.”
The new Volvo V60 shares Volvo Cars’ Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the new Volvo XC60 SUV and four 90 Series cars.
Volvo says the SPA-based V60 introduces a “new standard to the mid-size premium estate segment with a luxurious interior, increased levels of space, advanced connectivity, plus Volvo Cars’ latest driver support systems and other safety technology”.
“The V60 really is the central point of the Volvo brand,” said Robin Page, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Cars. “It’s refined, has a beautiful proportion and stance, yet delivers on practicality and versatility.”
In a first for the segment, customers can access the new V60 via Volvo Cars’ new premium subscription service Care by Volvo, which offers car access via a monthly flat-fee subscription rather than ownership. According to Volvo this makes having a car as transparent, easy and hassle free as having a mobile phone.
The new Volvo V60 comes with two plug-in hybrid powertrain options: the new T6 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340hp or the T8 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that delivers 390hp.
The regular petrol choice offers T5 or T6 powertrains. Drivers who prefer diesel can select D3 or D4 engines.
City Safety with Autobrake technology will feature which uses automatic braking and detection systems to assist the driver in avoiding potential collisions, and is the only system on the market to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. In a world first, City Safety now also engages autobraking to mitigate oncoming collisions.
The Pilot Assist system – which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130km/h – has been upgraded with improved cornering performance.
The V60 also includes Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and other steering assistance systems. The optional Cross Traffic Alert with autobrake further improves safety for people inside and outside the car.
Volvo Cars’ Sensus infotainment system is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G. The system is controlled via a tablet-style touch screen that combines car functions, navigation, connected services and entertainment apps.