21 February 2018

Volvo launches new V60 family estate

Volvo Cars has revealed the new V60 five-door, mid-size premium estate, writes Trish Whelan.

The car was launched in the driveway of a family home in Stockholm, highlighting Volvo Cars’ pedigree in family estates and showing how its versatile design caters to the diverse needs and realities of modern family life.

The new V60 shares a platform with the new XC60 and four of the carmakers top of the line 90 Series cars. 

The V60 comes with two plug-in hybrid powertrain options: the new T6 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340hp or the T8 AWD petrol hybrid that delivers 390hp. The regular petrol choice offers T5 or T6 powertrains. Drivers who prefer diesel can select D3 or D4 engines. 

Volvo Cars’ Sensus infotainment system is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G and keeps drivers connected at all times. The system is controlled via a tablet-style touch screen that combines car functions, navigation, connected services and entertainment apps.

With a comprehensive list of safety features as standard, the V60 is one of the safest cars on the road.