Volvo Car UK has announced prices for the all-new Volvo V60 sports wagon. Available in four trim levels and with a wide choice of petrol or diesel engines, the Volvo V60 sports wagon will start from £23,145 for the 150PS T3 ES model, rising to £37,895 for the flagship 304PS T6 AWD SE Lux Geartronic Premium model. R-Design models, featuring more dynamic styling and chassis enhancements, will also be available from £25,695.
The new Volvo V60 features striking coupe-like lines and a pronounced wedge shape that enhances the car's stance on the road and emphasises the dynamic design. Behind the wheel, the Volvo V60 feels every bit as taut as its design thanks to a chassis that has been tuned to match the expectations of enthusiast drivers.
Six engines will be available to UK customers at launch - two diesels and four petrols. Entry into the range will be the D3 model, which generates 163PS and 400Nm torque from its 2.0 diesel powerplant. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 51.4mpg for the manual version (46.3mpg in Geartronic) while CO2 emissions are 144g/km (manual).
Volvo V60 ES, SE and SE Lux Models
Standard equipment on all new Volvo V60 models starting with the new ES variant includes Electronic Climate Control, Cruise Control, 5" colour screen as part of the new Infotainment system, Information Centre, floor mats, Passenger Airbag Cut-Off Switch, steering wheel remote audio controls, alloy wheels and leather steering wheel and gear stick. In addition six-speaker Performance Sound Audio System, 16" alloy wheels and charcoal trim are also standard.
The Volvo V60 SE trim level starts from £25,145 for the T3 engine and maintains all the standard equipment in the ES alongside Tylos and T-Tec upholstery, Shimmer Graphite aluminium trim, watch dials, Auto Dimming rear view mirror, Autofolding Power Door Mirrors with Puddle Lights, rain sensor, High Performance Sound System, Bluetooth, Rear Park Assist and 17" alloy wheels.
Starting from £26,945 (T3), the top-of-the-range SE Lux combines the ES and SE specifications and incorporates Power Drivers Seat & Memory, leather-faced upholstery, Active Bending Lights and headlamp cleaning.
Volvo V60 R-Design
The UK is expected to be one of the largest markets for the new Volvo S60 and V60 R-Design models with an expected uptake of 20%. The R-Design models feature enhanced styling and more dynamic driving characteristics than the standard cars. R-Design is available across both the S60 and V60 range - not just the higher-spec variants.
Exterior upgrades include unique five-spoke 18" Ixiom alloys, a front strut brace and revised dampers that result in a stiffer chassis for enhanced driver enjoyment, plus a 15mm lowered chassis, redesigned front valance and specially developed rear diffuser incorporating twin exhaust tailpipes.
Inside, the driver and front passenger sit in sports seats featuring a special leather/textile upholstery trimmed in off-black and ceramic light, or in an all-black variant, both with contrasting stitching. The interior also features an R-Design steering wheel, gear selector, sports pedals and floor-mats.
Volvo V60 R-Design models are priced from £25,695.Published 12 October 2010