By: Lisa Harper
Introducing the new Volvo V60! With refreshed styling and more space than before, the V60 is sure to be a hit with anyone looking for a reliable elegant family estate.
The new V60 now resembles a shrunken down version of Volvo’s V90 model and as far as we’re concerned that’s no bad thing. Whilst relying heavily on the V90 for body shape, it also features many style designs from the XC60 like the unique Thor’s hammer lighting design. Whilst the proud and dominating front grille of the new Volvo V60 remains unmistakably Volvo.
On the inside Volvo has kept things simple with pared back sophisticated Swedish design. Keen to stay forerunners in the technology stakes the new Volvo V60 will not disappoint coming with a host of features which Volvo say will create an environment that you want to spend time in. The 9.3” portrait touchscreen and digital display panel is said to be clearer than before to make it easier to use and reduce distraction. What’s more Volvo have improved the display so that it reacts quicker to changing light ensuring that vital information is always visible. Whilst the upgraded voice control has been improved to offer more intuitive functionality and is said to recognise more natural speech.
As you would expect from Volvo the driver assistance offerings keep increasing and improving with the new V60 offering automatic emergency braking as standard. There will also be optional extras like Pilot Assist, Volvo’s semi-autonomous system which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on marked motorways. There’s also Run-Off Road and Oncoming Lane Mitigation technology as well as Cross Traffic Alert functions available.
The new V60 will be the biggest car in its class so will offer plenty of space both in the cabin and in the 529L capacity boot. So will more than capable of satisfying demands for more space and will capably carry all kinds of paraphernalia.
Whilst not confirmed yet it’s thought the new Volvo V60 will be initially launched in the UK with the choice of 2 diesel engines the D3 or D4 available with both manual and automatic transmissions. Although it’s thought that one petrol engine and Volvo’s twin engine hybrid will be offered at a later date.
If you can’t wait for the new Volvo V60 then register your interest and you’ll be the first to hear when it lands in your nearest dealership.
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