Volvo is at present growing its second era V60 property automotive and now our spy photographers have snapped pictures of a check mule. The photographs of a disguised automotive signify our first glimpse of the Mk2 V60 set to be unveiled later in 2018, alongside a brand new S60 saloon.
Atop the same old camouflage are plenty of layers of black materials that additional disguise new V60 design components that Volvo needs to maintain from the general public previous to the automotive’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 could have a plug-in hybrid powertrain in its vary. This isn’t shocking in gentle of Volvo’s plan to affect its total vary by 2019. Total, this Mk2 Volvo V60 check mule shows the normal 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 the same dashboard design to the ’90 cluster’ automobiles – 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 photographs, which present the check mule sporting the brand new LED headlight cluster seen on the XC60.
Energy is anticipated to come back from a variety 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 effectively. Three-cylinder energy can also 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 handbook gearbox will energy the entrance wheels in most fashions, however AWD will likely be obtainable, in addition to a handbook 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 together with Volvo’s Chinese language proprietor, Geely.
Security is at all times a giant a part of Volvo’s merchandise and the following S60 and V60 will likely be no completely different, combining passive crash safety with a number of contemporary lively security package 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…