The new 2018 Volvo V60 estate – the second of Volvo’s new 60 Series models – is revealed in Sweden with looks which echo those of the bigger V90, but with cues from the new XC60.
But now we get the official take on the new V60, and it looks good. Although we’ve come to expect nothing less from Volvo in recent years.
Sitting on the same Scalable Platform as the 90 Series and new XC60, the new V60 looks pretty much as you would expect, with the overarching impression of a smaller, slightly more sporty V90, but with bits of the new XC60 in the mix to claim its credentials as a new 60 Series Volvo.
Unsurprisingly, there will be the usual diesel and petrol options – V60 D3 and D4 diesels and T4 and T5 petrols – although the petrols won’t be available at launch.
But in addition to the regular petrol and diesel engines for the new V60 there will be a pair of plug-in hybrid options on offer too.
A new V60 T6 Twin engine will combine a petrol engine and electric motor to offer a useful 335bhp to add to the T8 version with 385bhp. Both of which will, for now, be as cheap as chips for BIK.
Inside holds no surprises either, with the very good interiors of both the new 90 Series cars and the new XC60 dictating what the new V60 offers. So lots of good quality materials, a big portrait infotainment screen, great seats and Swedish cool.
This is Volvo so there’s plenty of safety stuff on offer including City Safre with Autobrake, Pilot Assist, Run-ff Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and Cross TRaffic Alert. All of which will help this new Swedish Estate blitz the Euro NCAP tests.
Some of the engine options will only appear after launch, and expect a new V60 Cross Country to follow too.
We’re expecting the new V60 to be in Volvo’s UK showrooms at the end of Q2 2018, and although Volvo hasn’t revealed pricing for the new V60 it should start from a bit over £30k.