Review Volvo V60 New car

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cars are a big part of Volvo. In you could argue that what the Swedish brand is known for in the UK. The V60 is a Volvo and an estate but it quite what we’ve to expect.

The dynamic looks and Wagon branding are symbolic of the ongoing drive to update its and attract a different kind of but have some traditional been mislaid en route?

are certain car terms that you think you’ll see associated certain car manufacturers. You’d bet house on odd couples like Kia Jeep roadster and Rolls-Royce not seeing the light of day, in a crazy world where Martin can build a citycar. A few back, you’d also put your bottom dollar on and sport wagon being the of bedfellows, and lost it.


Volvo was for big boxy estates that out-carry a Transit van while wagon is industry jargon for the of trendy estate car that prioritises style over Surely the two couldn’t mix? have thought so but then embarked on a bold design aiming to rid itself of the old ‘dependable but tags.

First the compact V50 was badged as a wagon and today’s V60, the version of the S60 saloon, follows To calm traditionalists fearing the end of an Volvo claims that the lines don’t come at the of practicality but can demanding Volvo fans trust a Volvo wagon to deliver the goods?

The of engines available to Volvo looked this good for a and the V60 benefits from some of the There’s a 304bhp T6 model at the top of the with a 3.0-litre six-cylinder that can propel the V60 past in 6.6s but it won’t be a big seller. realistic options are the 2.0-litre T5 models which still a meaty 240bhp and the 1.6-litre petrol engine that has in the T4 model and 150bhp in the T3.

The design of Volvo cars has moving away from the old big and stereotypes for a while

The diesels from the 205bhp 2.4-litre D5, with 420Nm has almost as torque as the T6 petrol, to the 115bhp DRIVe unit that’s for its standout fuel economy. The child could well be the best power option. The D3 is a 2.0-litre unit with and 400Nm of torque.

The trip standstill to 60mph takes and economy is strong. All V60 models get a six manual gearbox as standard but selected engines, there’s the of a Geartronic automatic or the clever dual clutch transmission.

there are three chassis available to V60 buyers which how the car performs on the road. The Dynamic is fitted as standard in the UK with a more sporting set-up the Touring chassis that’s as an option and designed for superior comfort. The final option is the FOUR-C (Continuously Controlled Concept), an active suspension allows drivers to select preferred settings when on the

Advanced Stability Control is as is Corner Traction Control acts like a limited differential to control understeer cornering.

Lots of people have a clear picture in head of what a Volvo looks like but the V60 is quite a from that. It employs Volvo calls its ‘racetrack’ with the lines of the car flowing into each other the curves of a race circuit. it ain’t.

The roofline curves down towards the rear and the curls down towards the Where old Volvo designs a riot of right-angles, this one has a straight line on it. It’s not different for the sake of being though. The alert stance, overhangs and sleek shape well.

Inside, there’s attention paid to the aesthetics a stylish dash and clearly controls — but is it practical?

The boot is 430 litres, which is under 100 litres up on the S60 saloon but than you’ll cram compact executive estates the BMW 3 Series Touring and Audi A4 Volvo points out that more to practicality than load volume and it’s got a The V60 load area has been with a wide aperture of and a uniform shape, so all of the available can be used.

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The rear bench 40/20/40 and drops down to the floor, while the front seat can do likewise to further luggage space.

One area the V60 sticks very much to tradition is safety. The excellent Safety technology that can warn the driver and, apply the brakes if it detects an collision, is standard. There’s an optional Pedestrian Detection that keeps an eye out for people in front of the vehicle.

Seatbelt are fitted to all seats and a full of airbags is standard.

Technology available on the V60 include the ACC Adaptive Control system that can a set gap to the vehicle in front, a parking camera with front and sensors and a further camera on the grille to help the driver see out of junctions. The specially developed system brings the various together on a five or seven screen mounted high on the

The D5 diesel engine can return on the combined cycle, which bad considering the performance it offers. It that the V60 can’t match the of the BMW diesel engine range for but has equivalent Audi and Mercedes in its sights. The T6 petrol engine is a deal thirstier with economy.

The design of Volvo has been moving away the old big and boxy stereotypes for a while but the V60 Wagon could be the most departure to date. Not only is it a estate car of the kind that has Volvo’s bread and butter in the it also sports shapely, lines that are a world from those of the straight-edged lugers that many associate with the brand.

The capacity in the back of the V60 might not be by Volvo standards but a well versatile interior means should remain intact. provision is outstanding, while the line-up has scope and quality. The V60 is different from Volvo also different enough the competition to stand out.

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