Wagons are never going to be the most popular segment. However, Volvo is doing anything to improve it and with the new 2019 Volvo V60 midsize wagon, that has been redesigned for 2019, they showcased their devotion. The new V60 clearly shows that wagons don’t have to be mundane – they can be quite cool.
2019 Volvo V60 Platform
The new model is underpinned by an amazing Scalable Product Architecture platform which already proved well under the XC90 and the XC60. The platform had to be downscaled for this car and there for the word “scalable” but even so, the V60 has grown in size moderately.
The 2019 Volvo V60 will offer standard internal combustion gasoline engine (T5) that is both supercharged and turbocharged and capable of delivering 310 hp. Second in line is the T6 AWD model that uses the same gasoline unit but this time helped with an electric motor and capable of producing 340 hp. Top of the line is the T8 version that uses two electric motors and pumps out 390 hp. Both the T6 and the T8 will go from a standstill to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds whereas the T5 will hit that mark in 5.8 seconds.
Volvo is known for safety of their vehicles and the 2019 V60 will be no exception. Some of the features are automatic braking and detection systems, semi-autonomous steering, lane-departure and cross-traffic alerts, etc.
Volvo V60 Interior
We will not go into details here, but the cabin will be large and quite comfortable. It will be dominated by a tablet-sized infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto being compatible. 4G connectivity is just one out of many convenience features.
2019 Volvo V60 Release Date
The 2019 Volvo V60 will hit the market in the United States at the beginning of 2019.