2018 Volvo V60 estate officially revealed

2018 Volvo V60 estate officially revealed

The new mid-size Volvo V60 estate comes with Volvo’s latest safety systems and two PHEV powertrains, alongside petrol and diesel options.

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Swedish premium car manufacturer Volvo has taken the covers off its latest version of the V60 estate.

Coming with the same fascia and design ethos as other Volvo models released since 2015, the V60 is crammed with the marque’s latest safety technology and two plug-in hybrid powertrain options.

2018 Volvo V60 mid-size premium estate

Built on the brand’s Scalable Product Architecture, which is the base of the XC60 and the 90 Series, this latest iteration of the V60 comes with more space than before.

As Volvo has built a reputation for building some of the safest cars in the world, it has fitted the V60 with City Safety with Autobrake – which uses autonomous emergency braking and hazard detection systems – and Pilot Assist, which can reduce driver fatigue as the car can perform all major driving functions by itself at speeds up to 80mph on well-marked roads.

Other systems include Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and the optional Cross Traffic Alert.

Customers can choose from the petrol T5 and T6 units, or the D3 and D4 diesel engines, while Volvo is also offering two plug-in hybrid units. With a petrol engine at the heart, the PHEV models are the 334bhp T6 Twin Engine and the 383bhp T8 Twin Engine units.

2018 Volvo V60 mid-size premium estate

Inside, V60 models come with the central Sensus infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a rear touchscreen that controls the climate control for passengers in the back.

Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars, said: “The family estate driver is an important customer for our business and has been for generations.

“The new V60 honours that tradition, but also takes it much further.”

2018 Volvo V60 mid-size premium estate

Prices for the V60 will start from £31,810, with deliveries beginning in the UK in the third quarter of this year.

The V60 will get its full public reveal at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, held between March 6 and 18.

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