New Volvo V60 Is A Sleek Wagon With Supreme Safety Tech

The new T6 Twin Engine all-wheel drive petrol plug-in hybrid petrol generates a combined 340hp while the T8 Twin Engine AWD version delivers a meatier 390hp

New Volvo V60 arrives with two plug-in hybrid options and new subscription service

Volvo V60 is 117mm long and has the measurement of 4,761mm.

The new estate comes at an incredibly successful period for Volvo.

Unique looks, efficient power, passenger comfort, and most importantly, occupant safety, are shaped into a contemporary, refined package with the new 2019 Volvo V60.

The 2018 Volvo V60 will headline two plug-in hybrid powertrains, with the halo model being the 390PS twin engine all-wheel drive T8 petrol. Both feature four-cylinder engines paired with an electric motor.

Those who don't want hot hatch performance from their V60 will get the option of T5 or T6 petrols and D3 or D4 diesel engines, with manual or automatic transmissions. If it's speed you're after, the S60 Polestar puts to use a T6 engine to produce 362 hp (269 kW); here's hoping the new model will see the same go-fast treatment. It'll also get Volvo's new design language, looking nearly identical to the 90 series models, with "Thor's Hammer" LED headlights, L-shaped rear lights and sharp styling cues.

It's business as usual in the V60's smart interior, too, with a design that echoes the other cars in the range.

Inside, V60 models come with the central Sensus infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a rear touchscreen that controls the climate control for passengers in the back.

Practicality is set to be impressive, with 529 litres of boot space on offer - that's more than you'll find in an Audi A4 Avant, BMW 3 Series Touring or Mercedes C-Class Estate. It also benefits from the latest autobraking technology. The firm's City Safety system is ever-present, keeping an eye on the car's surroundings to help avoid or mitigate collisions, which Volvo claims is the only one of its kind to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.

The new V60 was launched in its natural habitat - the driveway of a family home in Stockholm - "highlighting Volvo Cars' pedigree in family estates and pinpointing how the V60's versatile design caters to the diverse needs and realities of modern family life".

Looking not unlike a smaller scale V90, the new vehicle will start at £31,810 and replace the current (very good) V60 which was launched in 2011.

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