New Volvo V60 Arrives With Stellar Looks, Available PHEV Powertrains

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The new Volvo V60 wagon has made its official debut ahead of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next month.

Just like every other product Volvo makes these days, the V60 is a handsome offering. It rides on the Swedish automaker’s Scalable Product Architecture platform, which can also be found in the XC60 and XC90, among others. The V60 will come with Eco, Comfort and Dynamic driving modes, along with a programmable Individual mode.

The entry-level engine in the V60 is Volvo’s T5 2.0-liter turbo, with the turbocharged and supercharged T6 also offered. This being Volvo, there’s also two plug-in hybrids: the T6 Twin Engine and T8 Twin Engine. The T6 Twin Engine will boast a maximum output of 340 hp, while the range-topping T8 will have 390 hp on tap. In Europe, both Volvo’s D3 and D4 diesel engines will be offered as well.

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Not surprisingly, the V60 is also offered with a variety of active systems including City Safety with Autobrake, which detects potential collisions with objects, cyclists, pedestrians and large animals and applies the brake when necessary. Volvo’s Pilot Assist system also drives semi-autonomously on well-marked roads at speeds of up to 130 km/h, applying the gas and brake making steering inputs as necessary. Other systems include Run-Off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and Cross Traffic Alert with autobrake.

In-car tech consists of Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G, which can be controlled through the vertically mounted touchscreen.

The V60 will be offered through Care by Volvo subscription service to customers in Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA. The service allows customers to pay a monthly flat fee for their car which covers insurance and other costs, similar to paying for a mobile phone contract. Pricing for the V60 through Care by Volvo has yet to be announced, however.

The Volvo V60 will make its official debut in Geneva in early March.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Jeff T Jeff T on Feb 22, 2018

    Pictures don't do it justice. I passed a V90 the other day and slowed down to look. The presence is wow.

  • Prez Prez on Feb 22, 2018

    All the styling improvements and they couldn't design a nicer steering wheel?