All-new Volvo V60 revealed

All-new Volvo V60 revealed

The aging sedan uses a range of different engines, including a base T5 engine that produces 240 hp (178 kW) and 250 lb-ft (338 Nm) of torque, as well as a more powerful T6 engine that produces 302 hp (225 kW). The top-end T8 Twin Engine AWD delivers 390 horsepower, slightly less than we're used to, while the T6 Twin Engine AWD is new and promises 340 HP.

Design-wise, expect numerous same cues found on the V60 wagon to carry over. And with the debut of the redesigned 2019 Volvo V60, the company shows it's as serious as ever about this particular breed, and even more serious about redefining its image as an upscale automaker.

In the UK, Volvo will initially offer the V60 with a choice of D3 and D4 diesel engines, both with front-wheel drive and a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes.

The new Volvo V60 is 4.6 inches longer than the XC60, measuring 187.4 inches in length, while the wheelbase is 113 inches. Inside, the new V60 boasts increased space, solving a key problem with the previous model, and the cabin is upgraded with more upscale materials. Nothing has yet been said about electric range.

New safety features are available for the 2019 V60, and include an updated version of Volvo's City Safety suite of collision avoidance technologies. Also available is the company's Pilot Assist system, which provides the driver with steering, acceleration, and braking assistance for highway driving. An 8-speed automatic transmission will be the only gearbox on offer when Volvo dealers begin receiving the V60 late this year. All of which will help this new Swedish Estate blitz the Euro NCAP tests.

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Volvo is also including blind spot monitoring, City Safety with Autobrake tech and those jarring lane departure warnings. It is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration technologies, and supplies 4G Wi-Fi connectivity.

The V60 is equipped with the latest version of the Volvo's Sensus infotainment system running through a vertical tablet-style touch screen similar to the setup found in all recent Volvo releases.

"The new V60 honours that tradition but also takes it much further".

We're expecting the new V60 to be in Volvo's United Kingdom showrooms at the end of Q2 2018, and although Volvo hasn't revealed pricing for the new V60 it should start from a bit over £30k.

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