Volvo V60 prices and specs revealed
Volvo has announced prices and specifications for its V60 estate, which is available to order now.
Due to start first UK customer deliveries in late Q3, the rival to the BMW 3 Series Touring and Audi A4 Avant is priced from £31,810 (OTR). this brings it in at £7,660 higher than the outgoing model but the model cascades down connectivity, entertainment and safety technology from the larger 90 series cars, bringing more equipment as standard.
Built on the company’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform that also underpins the as the XC60 SUV as well as the new 90 Series cars, the line-up brings Momentum and Inscription, each available in a Pro trim. R-Design and Cross Country versions will be available at a later date.
Standard equipment includes LED headlights, a powered tailgate, two-zone climate control with ‘CleanZone’ air-quality system, a 12.3-inch driver’s information display and rear parking sensors. All models also get the Volvo On Call connected services platform and Volvo’s Sensus touch screen control system with nine-inch screen, which provides access to the car’s infotainment, convenience and safety systems and includes sat nav.
Engine range offers an initial choice of three 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engines – 148bhp D3 and 187bhp D4 diesels, and a 247bhp T5 petrol. Two petrol-electric plug-in Twin Engine hybrids and a second petrol engine will follow later, likely within the next 12 months.
The D3, D4 and T5 V60s are all front-wheel drive. The diesels come with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox, while the petrol comes with the eight-speed automatic as standard. The D3 offers official combined fuel consumption of up to 64.2mpg and CO2 emissions from 117g/km, while the D4 stands at 64.0mpg and 117g/km and the T5 at 43.7mpg and 150g/km respectively.
Driver assistance features on offer include City Safety, which brings automatic emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection, and steering support along with automatic braking to help avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle.For more of the latest industry news, click here.