First photos of the brand new Volvo V60 property have leaked on-line, forward of the automobile’s full official unveiling subsequent week in Sweden.
Because of star on the Geneva Motor Present in March, the leaked footage arrived on the internet simply after Volvo confirmed subsequent week’s reveal with a collection of teaser photographs, hinting on the styling of its new BMW three Sequence Touring, Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes C-Class Property rival.
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As hinted at by our spy pictures, there aren’t any actual surprises by way of the brand new V60’s design and total profile. It blends the bigger V90’s kind with refined design cues lifted from the XC60 SUV, such because the rear taillights. An official teaser picture of the automobile’s entrance finish additionally confirms XC60 lighting cues up entrance.
The opposite factor that gained’t change an excessive amount of is the inside, as all of Volvo’s ’60 cluster’ vehicles – XC60, S60 and V60 – will characteristic an identical dashboard design to the ’90 cluster’ automobiles – XC90, S90 and V90. We count on to see the identical portrait touchscreen show and high-quality supplies across the cabin.
The V60 and its saloon bodied S60 sibling will use the identical SPA platform because the XC60 SUV – the identical foundations as used for the bigger XC90, S90 and V90 vehicles. That implies that acquainted Volvo design cues are set to unfold additional down the vary from the bigger Volvo vehicles. That is confirmed with the newest V60 photographs, which present the take a look at mule sporting the brand new LED headlight cluster seen on the XC60.
Energy is anticipated to return from a spread of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, with the identical D4 and D5 models from the S90 and V90 joined by a T8 plug-in hybrid and probably a T5 petrol as nicely. Three-cylinder energy can be on the desk for the S60 and V60, in addition to all the opposite vehicles that use the SPA platform. Volvo’s eight-speed guide gearbox will energy the entrance wheels in most fashions, however AWD might be obtainable, in addition to a guide gearbox on sure variations.
A smaller, extra economy-focused hybrid than the 400bhp T8 mannequin is one other potential powertrain for the V60 and S60, in addition to the opposite vehicles in Volvo’s refreshed vary. This set-up would harness engines and batteries from the forthcoming ’40’ vary of fashions, which is able to use a smaller platform developed together with Volvo’s Chinese language proprietor, Geely.
Security is all the time a giant a part of Volvo’s merchandise and the following S60 and V60 might be no totally different, combining passive crash safety with a bunch of recent lively security package together with computerized emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert and semi-autonomous driving tech.
Learn our overview on the Volvo XC60 SUV proper right here…