Volvo is currently on a roll, with demand for new products like the XC40 surpassing all expectations, and also picking up the European Car of the Year prize along the way. The larger XC60 is also the 2018 World Car of the Year. But despite an influx of SUVs and crossovers, the Swedish firm hasn’t forgotten the art of creating a desirable wagon.
Appearing much like a shrunken version of its V90 big brother – which is no bad thing – the new V60 can be ordered now. Launch prices begin from £31,810 for the D3 Momentum model. This entry-level version features a 150hp 2.0-litre diesel engine with a manual gearbox, and features LED headlights, two-zone climate control and a 12.3-inch driver information screen.
A more powerful D4 190hp diesel engine is also available, providing a contrast to the forthcoming S60 saloon which will go without derv options. A 250hp T5 turbocharged petrol engine, fitted with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard, completes the initial engine choices. Volvo promises that a Twin-Engine petrol-hybrid version should be available within the next year, along with another petrol engine option.
Inscription is the next step up the trim ladder, featuring leather seats, drift wood interior trim, front parking sensors, and chrome exterior highlights.
Both Momentum and Inscription models can be specified in ‘Pro’ trim, with these cars gaining a head-up display, bending LED headlights, a contactless powered tailgate, plus heated seats and steering wheel. A top-spec T5 Inscription Pro will cost £40,670.
New Volvo V60: Deals and offers
PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) buyers will be able to take home a new V60 D3 Momentum for £299 per month, based upon a 48-month and 10,000-miles per year contract. This deal does require a sizeable £4,387 customer deposit, however.
Business customers will be able to take out a Business Contract Hire deal for £316 per month for the D3 Momentum. This agreement covers 36 months, is limited to 10,000-miles per annum, and requires a £1,896 (plus VAT) initial rental.
Volvo believes the standard On Call system, linked to a smartphone or smartwatch, will be of particular appeal to business drivers. On Call has the ability to download data on the last 100 journeys made, and also pre-programme the satellite navigation or set the climate control temperate remotely.
Buyers can place orders with their local Volvo dealership now, with cars set to arrive in showrooms from the 12th July. The first actual customer orders are expected to be delivered later in the third quarter of 2018.
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