So we know that SUVs like the XC90, XC60, and the first-ever XC40 are hugely important for Volvo, however this does not mean that they are going to neglect their wagons. The first generation of Volvo V60 has been around for a good number of years and now it is certainly time for a replacement soon. The Swedish company is about to downside the winning formula for the completely new 2019 Volvo V60. This new generation of cars was spotted while testing in northern Sweden.
The first photos of Volvo’s next-generation V60 wagon have been published on the website AutoMotoSvijet and reveal a similar yet sportier design to the larger V90. Volvo has also revealed its own teaser video for the car.
The new V60 is set to debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. They also announced it will debut the revamped V60 on February 21st, before taking it to Geneva.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date and Price
There is no official communication for the release that. However, we could expect it to reach the market until the end of 2019. As for the production of the 2019 Volvo V60 will most likely take place exclusively at Volvo’s plant in Torslanda, Sweden, as the bulk of the wagons are expected to be sold in Europe. Depending on the trims the price tag will probably be starting from $36,5000, going up to $61,500.
The design of 2019 Volvo V60
We expect to see a gorgeous design in the same vein as its bigger brother, the V90. Also, we could be dealing with a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV), as the place where Volvo usually puts the charging port on its PHEVs was spotted uncovered during the test. However, being a prototype, we cannot be sure when stating it will be a hybrid vehicle. A few subtle changes, such as the graphics of the taillights, the slightly different greenhouse, and the dual exhaust tips seen on the XC60 could appear on this new generation.
While on the V90’s we can see the units extend into tailgate, the ones on this new 2019 Volvo V60 generation does not appear to be that way. But overall it still feels like the V90 was reduced smaller scale. Although the platform is downscaled, the V60 itself has grown considerably in wheelbase and overall length over the outgoing model, while its lower height makes it stealthy in appearance.
The interior of the cabins is unlikely to stray away too far from Volvo’s recent products. Same as the XC60 and XC90, which have essentially the same dashboard design, we expect the new Volvo to have something similar. The shape of the air vents could be different, among few other discreet variations.
The design of the 90’ cars, which most probably will be point of reference for this new model, includes a 12.3 inch digital gauge closure and a 9.0 inch portrait-style touchscreen infotainment display. We could also see small digital screens integrated with some of the controller dials.
Under the hood
An assortment of four-cylinder engines is popular among the XC60 and all the 90 series models. Which is why it is safe to say that the new V60 will ride on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and will use the same four-cylinder assortment engine.
The T8 plug-in hybrid with a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0 liter gasoline engine combined with an electric motor would be the top of the rage version. This would give the new V60 an output of 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque.