This is the new Volvo V60 Estate or as Volvo prefer Sports Wagon. It is based on the Volvo S60 saloon and is set to hit the showrooms early next year.
During its first year of production, the all-new Volvo V60 will be available with a variety of diesel and petrol engines spanning an economical 115 horsepower DRIVe version to high-performance turbocharged T6 model producing 304 horsepower.
Packed with all the Latest Safety Features
The new Volvo V60 features City Safety as standard. With City Safety, the car automatically brakes if the driver fails to react in time when the vehicle in front slows down or stops - or if he or she is driving too fast towards a stationary object. The system can lessen or even entirely avoid low-speed rear-end impacts at speeds up to 18 mph.
Volvo's new sports wagon can naturally also be equipped with a range of additional solutions that help the driver to drive more safely, such as:
- Driver Alert Control (DAC). A unique technology to alert tired and distracted drivers. This function monitors the car's progress between the lane markers and warns the driver if his or her driving pattern changes in a random or uncontrolled way.
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) alerts the driver if the car runs across the lane markers without the turn indicator being used.
- Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) helps detect vehicles in the offset rear blind spot on both sides of the car. A warning lamp beside the relevant door mirror comes on to alert the driver to the danger.
- Active Xenon Lights are articulated headlights that follow the curve of the road. For best possibility illumination when driving in the dark on twisting roads
European target group
The initial annual target for the new Volvo V60 is 50,000 cars, 90 per cent of which will go to European buyers. The five largest markets are Sweden, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy and Germany. The new V60 will be built at the Volvo Cars production plant in Torslanda, Sweden and first cars will be delivered to customers in autumn 2010.Published 5 July 2010