Volvo has released the official details of the new V60 ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, the new Volvo V60 wants to set a new standard in the mid-size premium segment with its advanced technologies, luxurious interior and advanced connectivity features.
The new Volvo V60 is also 117mm longer than the XC60, measuring 4,761mm, while the wheelbase is 2,872mm. These dimensions boost both the interior and the luggage space, which now stands at 529lt with the rear seats up, 841lt with them folded down and 1364lt to the ceiling and with the seats folded.
The new mid-size premium wagon is Volvo’s first SPA-based model to be offered with two plug-in hybrid powertrains, at least in Europe that is. The first one is the T6 Twin Engine AWD version that offers 340hp from its petrol-electric powertrain while the range-topping T8 Twin Engine AWD delivers 390hp.
The European engine range will also include the choice between the petrol T5 and T6 versions, as well as the diesel D3 and D4 models.
In the United States, the V60 will be available with T5 FWD, producing 250hp and T6 AWD powertrains with 316hp.
Apart from the traditional vehicle purchase, Volvo will offer the new V60 under their new premium subscription service Care by Volvo, giving car access for a monthly flat fee instead of ownership. Care by Volvo is currently available in Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA.
“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.”
And because this is a Volvo we’re talking about, the new V60 will come fitted with a comprehensive list of safety features as standard. These include active safety systems known from the bigger 90-series models and the XC60, such as City Safety with Autobrake technology, the semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system and more.
The first examples of the 2018 Volvo V60 are expected to hit the European roads this summer.