Monday, September 6, 2010
Volvo V60 Review
The Volvo V60 – the estate version of its new S60 saloon – takes its sibling’s coupe-style design and adds a dose of practicality.
Buyers also have the opportunity to add front and rear skid plates, a front decor trim, side scuff plates, special exhaust tailpipes and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Petrol options range from a powerful 304bhp 3-litre unit, which is capable of hitting 0-62mph in 6.6 seconds while returning 27.7mpg to a new 1.6-litre GTDi engine which is available in two power outputs, 150 and 180bhp
An ultra-efficient 113bhp 1.6-litre DRIVe version will join the line-up later.
Inside, the" Volvo V60" features 40/20/40-split rear seat, a fold-flat front passenger seat and has a load capacity of 430 litres with the rear seats in place.
“Our sports wagon does not aim to compete with the traditional estate car.
Volvo has released images and details on the estate version of the S60, the Volvo V60, after a pic of the car was leaked to a Swedish magazine.
"Our sports wagon does not aim to compete with the traditional estate car," he added. The car has a 40/20/40-split rear seat and a fold-flat front passenger seat, and can offer a totally flat boot floor. There will be five petrol engines, from 1.6 litres up to the 3.0-litre straight six, and three diesel options, 2.4 and 2.0 five-pots and a 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit.
On the diesel front, 2.4 and 2.0 litre variants of Volvo's inline five-cylinder engine will be available, producing 151kW/420Nm and 121kW/400Nm respectively.
Volvo has not released a full list of fuel consumption figures, although it has confirmed that the 2.4 litre diesel uses just 5.4 l/100km on the combined cycle.