- Volvo unveiled the new V60 wagon on Wednesday.
- The new compact premium wagon will be available in the US with either a 250 horsepower or a 316 horsepower engine.
- The V60 will be built on Volvo’s SPA platform shared with the XC90, XC60, S90, and V90.
- The V60 will make its world debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March.
Volvo’s renaissance continues with the unveiling of the all-new V60 wagon on Wednesday. The Chinese-owned Swedish automaker has been on a roll over the past few years with a string of hot new models including the award-winning XC90 and XC60 SUVs.
Even though wagons have not been hot sellers in the US over the past few decades, Volvo has stuck by the boxy people carriers that made the brand a household name. Although, these days, Volvo wagons are far from boxy.
“The family estate driver is an important customer for our business and has been for generations,” Volvo Cars president and CEO Håkan Samuelsson said in a statement. “The new V60 honours that tradition, but also takes it much further.”
The new compact V60 wagon is built on Volvo’s corporate Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform that also underpins the S90 sedan, V90 wagon along with the XC90 and XC60 SUVs.
US-bound V60s will be powered by two versions of the company’s Drive-E 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine. The base T5 variant will get a 250 horsepower turbocharged variant powering the front wheel wheels. The uplevel T6 variant will be powered by a 316 turbocharged and supercharged version of the engine sending powered to all four wheels.
The V60 is equipped with the latest version of the Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system running through a vertical tablet-style touch screen similar to the setup found in all recent Volvo releases. Sensus is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Being a Volvo, the V60 is equipped with a slew of safety and driver’s assistance features including City Safe which can identify other cars and pedestrians in order to prevent collisions. The V60 is also available with Volvo’s Pilot Assist system which is designed to assist driver’s with steering, acceleration, and braking on well-marked roads at speeds of up to 80 mph.
Over the past year or so, wagons have been making a bit of a comeback. Audi, Buick, and VW have all recently released new wagons.
The new 2019 Volvo V60 wagon is set to make its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March.
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