OK, so the all-new V60 looks like a scaled-down version of the V90 estate, that’s fine by us because there isn’t a better-looking estate on the market right now. And if you’re reading this from Emerica then you are probably asking the question, what is an estate? Roughly translated into English it means… station-wagon.
Launched in 2010, the first generation V60 was based on a modified 2006 Ford platform which was also used by Land Rover and of course Ford.
So, the new generation V60 is long overdue, in the fast-paced nature of modern-day automotive time-scales the old V60 is now… old. The new, 2018 V60 finally eradicates Volvo’s Ford DNA. For good.
Volvo has been under Chinese ownership since 2010, and the 2018 V60 is based on a brand new, in-house designed platform that was first used for the XC90, V90, S90 and latterly the XC60.
Volvo will offer the V60 via a subscription-based service, Care By Volvo uses the same business model as a mobile phone company. So, expect to pay a flat monthly fee as you would expect to do so when taking out a contract for your iPhone.
Volvo will offer all of the latest passive and active safety technology in addition to gadgetry like massage seats etc. Heated seats, a nice sound system, Radio 3, DAB that’s all we need.
Engines will include the 340bhp T6 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid and the T8 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that delivers 390bhp.
The current crop of petrol T5 or T6 engines and diesel D3 or D4 engines will remain on the configuration menu.
UK prices for the V60 will start at £31,810 on the road (full pricing and specification details will be announced shortly). First customer deliveries are expected in Q3 2018.