More sporty, less practical
The new Volvo V60 has been described as possessing ‘attitude that’s at least as sporty as that of the all-new S60’, according to Volvo Cars Design Director Peter Horbury. The coupe-like roof line also looks rather good, but we’re not sure what this may do for trips down to IKEA. It may also explain why the company has not yet disclosed the boot capacity when the fold-flat front passenger seat, plus rear seats are down.
Petrol and diesel engines on offer
The Volvo V60 will use the same range of new engines that are on offer in the Volvo S60. There are five petrol engines, ranging from a 1.6-litre petrol, a 203bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, plus a 240bhp version later in the year.
Diesel customers will have a choice of two five-cylinder units; a 2.4-litre D5, and a new 2.0-litre D3. A super-efficient DRIVe version of the new Volvo V60 will also be introduced, using a 115bhp, 1.6-litre diesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Safety still top priority
Safety remains a top priority for the Volvo V60 with kit including pedestrian detection – which can automatically activate the brakes at speeds of up to 22mph to avoid a collision with an undetected pedestrian – blind spot indicators, and the usual compliment of side and curtain airbags.
The Volvo V60 will make its public debut at the Paris motor show in September, with UK sales expected to start soon after.
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