Volvo V60 T5 First Drive Car Reviews NRMA Motoring & Services

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Volvo V60 T5 First Drive

new V60 really isn t the sort of car you expect safety-obsessed Volvo. For instance, it s powerful than its rivals, it s competitively, looks good, even in front-wheel drive T5 will out ride and handle all but one that s the 3 Series Touring – is more expensive).

Whether you ve got a already or are planning one and want premium, then the new Volvo V60 T5 a good case. It s a great with plenty of style and stuffed inside.


The V60 T5 is with a 2.0-litre turbocharged making a class-leading 177kW (at and 320Nm (from 1800-5000rpm). engine feels every bit as particularly through the mid-range, as the suggest. We didn t get a chance to the diesel-powered donk but the numbers it should be strong (155kW and

The V60 T6 R-Design with its 3.0-litre six-cylinder will be reviewed

Bolted onto the back is s dual-clutch six-speed transmission Powershift) and, surprisingly it isn t These sorts of ‘boxes can be clumsy around town. Not so the unit, which is smooth and

You can knock it over into or shift it manually, but it s so good you d bother with wrist-flicking the car does a much better job you would.

Ride Handling

The V60 T5 to blend driver appeal and seamlessly, and even on the worst we drove over, the Volvo s refused to become choppy. You can t say of something like the Audi A4

So the V60 offers excellent body and grip, absolutely refusing to unless you turn in too late or are too much speed. More the traction and stability control is invasive than you d expect in a it allows you to maintain momentum and the car from bend to bend. certainly wouldn t have the case in Volvos of yore.

The lacks feel but makes up for it decent weight and reaction

Those after a softer than the Dynamic Chassis can opt for a cost-optional Touring Chassis. you can also opt for the FOUR-C (Continuously Chassis Concept) active ($4175), which offers damper adjustment and has three Comfort, Sport and Advanced.

The V60 T5 has been heavily worked on to road and suspension noise is to a minimum, and it is; this has been a point in other Volvo But there s quite a bit of wind at speed from around the wing mirrors, more than you d hear from of its key rivals.

Buying owning

The Volvo V60 T5 has a Manufacturer List Price of undercuts its key rivals at Audi, BMW and and is more powerful than all of And if you insure with NRMA (gratuitous plug) you ll receive a on your premium because of s CitySafe technology, which minimize the potential of a rear-end in slow-moving traffic.

Fuel on the combined cycle is 8.7L/100km, but on the which took in plenty of and hilly back-country roads saw a figure of 10.3L/100km. You would get to the manufacturer figure on your own commute.

Quality reliability

s have always been for their reliability and build and the V60 T5 is another example of that. The design isn t particularly flashy, but all of the are easy to read and use, and them towards the driver is a touch, more than the controls feel good to and that s important for a premium

All of the plastics and materials used are of a high quality and so, sat behind the you do get the feeling of being in a prestige The V60 is right on the money when with its competitors.


Despite its new found sporting the V60 is still a Volvo and keeping and pedestrians safe is what the is all about. The new V60 boasts plenty of safety features and driver aids with standard of Volvo’s innovative City system, Emergency Brake (EBL) system, anti-lock (ABS), driver and front front and side airbags and curtain side airbags, Protection System (WHIPS), Stability and Traction Control Advanced Stability Control and Rollover Protection System

Cost options include: third generation Adaptive Control (ACC) system combines Collision Warning Full Auto Braking Queue Assist, Pedestrian and distance alert. Lane Warning combined with Alert is also an option.

the wheel

For the driver, the interior is as as we ve come to expect from The driving position is just spot-on, although taller might find the seat set a smidge too high, and that the console is angled towards the highlight s the V60 s sporting aspirations. right around, thanks to windows and decent-sized wing is excellent.

Space practicality

At 430 litres the V60 s boot isn t as big as you d expect Volvo, but it s well designed; the opening is big and square so fitting a shouldn t be a problem. The rear fold 40/20/40 and they can be completely flat without to pop the bases out of the way first. There s head and shoulder room in the and back seats, legroom for backseat passengers is good,

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