Volvo have revised their V60 range for 2013 - the V60 estate has had the same facelift as its cousin the S60 saloon – the visible washer nozzles have been relocated out of sight under the bonnet. The radar cover has now been painted gloss black and the chrome frame around the front grille has been removed and now features a bigger Volvo ironmark badge.
The V60 can now be ordered with 19” wheels with the same profile as the 18” options to ensure the same ride quality.
The V60 engines have been revised to improve fuel economy and to lower CO2 emissions – for example the manual diesel Volvo V60 D2 now sees 68.9mpg on the official combined cycle and emissions of 109 g/km. The automatic D2 records 67.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 110 g/km.
The automatic diesel D3 (136 hp) and D4 (163 hp) versions of the new Volvo V60 now achieve CO2 emissions of 129 g/km and report a fuel consumption figure of 57.6mpg.
The petrol 1.6-litre GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine T4 (180 hp) or T3 (150 hp) and automatic gearbox now offering fuel consumption a 39.2mpg and CO2 emissions are 167 g/km.
Cars with automatic transmission can now be specified with paddle shifters, enabling the driver to shift gear manually with both hands on the wheel.
The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid
The V60 Plug-in Hybrid is now available with a full range of colours and options, including most of the design and technology upgrades of the standard V60 folowing on launch edition ‘Pure Limited'.Published 24 February 2013