All-new 2018 Volvo V60 wagon serves up 390 AWD horsepower

Posted on Feb 24, 2018 by

The Chinese-owned Swedes are still on a roll, unveiling the new mid-size V60 estate with electrified powerplants in the works and up to 390 horsepower. It’s got a neat price, too…

2018 volvo v60

Yes, everyone’s talking about Volvo, and why not? The Chinese-owned Swedes have been on the up since Geely stepped in with boatloads of cash, revitalising the brand with a new design language, new vehicle architecture and new powerplants.

Thanks to the support from the largest car market in the world (hint: China…) the Swedes have thus notched up a record sales year in 2017, shifting more than 570,000 cars worldwide, which if you want some context is a figure just below what Lexus is doing per year, for example. Not bad…

2018 volvo v60

The latest car to surface from Göteborg (or Hangzhou, depending on how you want to look at it) is the new wagon which has just been revealed prior to the model’s official public premiere at the upcoming Geneva motor show commencing from March 8.

As has now become the norm with this brand, it’s quite a looker — the 2018 VolvoV60 is a five-door estate which shares its platform with the XC60 crossover and the S90 line of saloons. The mid-sizer, according to Volvo, promises increased levels of space, advanced connectivity, and naturally the highest levels of safety you can find pretty much anywhere.

2018 volvo v60

What’s more Volvo is making the car available through the brand’s innovative subscription programme, which allows you to buy into a kind of car time-share deal rather than just splashing out on a single model. This means that as a subscriber, you’ll be able to drive a V60 one week, and, say, a Volvo XC90 the next.

Furthermore, reflecting the company’s pledge to electrify all its cars from next year, the V60 will come available with two plug-in hybrid options: the new T6 all-wheel drive generates 340 horsepower, and the T8 all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid is worth 390 horsepower. Otherwise in 2018, customers will also have the option of the entry-level petrol-powered T5 housing a four-cylinder turbocharged engine.

2018 volvo v60

Driver-assist technologies in the 2018 Volvo V60 include automatic braking, loads of pedestrian and obstacle detection systems, plus the Pilot Assist gizmo which can basically drive the car by itself along well-marked roads at speeds of up to 130km/h.

When it goes on sale in Europe to begin with, the 2018 V60 will start from the equivalent of about AED160,000 with first customer deliveries expected in Q3 later this year.

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