Volvo is at the moment growing its second technology V60 property automobile and now our spy photographers have snapped pictures of a take a look at mule. The pictures of a disguised automobile characterize our first glimpse of the Mk2 V60, which is ready to be make its public debut on the Geneva Motor Present.
Atop the standard camouflage are quite a few layers of black materials that additional disguise new V60 design parts that Volvo desires to maintain from the general public previous to the automobile’s official launch. A panel on the left entrance quarter has been left uncovered by the camouflage cladding, nonetheless, confirming that the brand new V60 may have a plug-in hybrid powertrain in its vary. This isn’t stunning in mild of Volvo’s plan to affect its complete vary by 2019. General, this Mk2 Volvo V60 take a look at mule shows the standard boxy body that has accompanied Volvo property automobiles for years.
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The opposite factor that gained’t change an excessive amount of is the inside, as all of Volvo’s ’60 cluster’ automobiles – XC60, S60 and V60 – will function an identical dashboard design to the ’90 cluster’ autos – XC90, S90 and V90. We anticipate to see the identical portrait touchscreen show and high-quality supplies across the cabin.
The V60 and the as but unseen new S60 will use the identical SPA platform because the XC60 SUV – the identical foundations as used for the bigger XC90, S90 and V90 automobiles. That implies that acquainted Volvo design cues are set to unfold additional down the vary from the bigger Volvo automobiles. That is confirmed with the newest V60 pictures, which present the take a look at mule sporting the brand new LED headlight cluster seen on the XC60.
Energy is predicted to come back from a spread of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, with the identical D4 and D5 items 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 automobiles that use the SPA platform. Volvo’s eight-speed guide gearbox will energy the entrance wheels in most fashions, however AWD can 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 automobiles in Volvo’s refreshed vary. This set-up would harness engines and batteries from the forthcoming ’40’ vary of fashions, which can use a smaller platform developed along side 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 can be no completely different, combining passive crash safety with a bunch of contemporary energetic security equipment together with automated emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert and semi-autonomous driving tech.
Learn our overview on the Volvo XC60 SUV proper right here…