Volvo V60 Launch | Introducing The New 2018 Volvo V60
16 May 2018
Here’s everything you need to know about the all-new Volvo V60. Volvo is known for its reliable estate cars, which offer a winning combination of both practicality and safety. The new V60 is the most recent addition to that line-up, so let’s take a look at what you can expect from the new model.
Volvo’s new V60 follows in the footsteps - or tracks - of the well-received V90, so expectations were high when the car manufacturer announced its launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
In fact, the new Volvo V60 is almost identical to the V90 in appearance. A mid-sized estate to rival the Mercedes C-Class Estate and BMW 3 Series Touring, the new V60 comes a similarly long bonnet and elongated silhouette.
On the inside, the sleek Volvo Sensus infotainment screen is the part that stands out most. It blends into the V60’s sophisticated interior with its eye-catching iPad-like design, comes with Apple and Android smartphone mirroring and controls everything from navigation to climate control.
Size and space
The new V60 is designed for active families, including an underfloor compartment to keep valuables out of sight. It will be bigger than the outgoing model, with a 529-litre boot and more room for backseat passengers. With the backseat folded, the boot capacity of the 2018 Volvo V60 expands to 1,364 litres.
The new Volvo V60 comes with three default engine settings. A roller control between the front seats makes it easy to switch between the three, but drivers can also personalise the experience by creating their own combination of engine, gearbox, steering, brakes and more in Individual mode.
The V60 comes with a number of features to make driving safer and more enjoyable. One such feature is the digital driver screen, which automatically adjusts its brightness based on your surroundings. It also puts important information directly in front of you to minimise distractions while driving.
The infotainment screen can be operated by touch - even while wearing gloves - but many of the car’s features, such as climate control and media playback, can also be controlled by voice.
The Volvo V60 is designed with safety in mind and comes with loads of high-tech safety kit.
One of the biggest selling points of the new Volvo V60 is its new safety technology. Its Four-C active chassis makes up to 500 calculations every minute to analyse driving conditions and provide the best level of comfort and control.
The V60’s LED headlights turn with the steering wheel and make night-time drives safer, while the LED Illumination technology protects other drivers’ eyes by switching between dipped and full beam. Volvo’s City Safety feature uses cameras and radar technology to warn the driver of pedestrians, cyclists, animals and other oncoming hazards. If the driver doesn’t respond to an imminent collision, City Safety automatically applies the brakes.
Cost and availability
The new Volvo V60 starts at £31,810 for the entry-level car. It is on sale now and the first customers will have their cars delivered in September 2018.
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