2018 Volvo V60 – The Comeback Of Ultimate Volvo Wagon

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The king of the wagon is back!

OK, that statement is quite a bold one, but think of this … Volvo made their name by producing big and boxy wagons particularly in Europe. When they finally realised that style was quite an important part of how an auto is received, they upped their game and actually started adding curves and round edged bits; the style evolved in to something that wasn’t half bad.

Nowadays, Volvo produce some great automobiles; they look pretty good, have decent reliability, good power and drive well – the V60 wagon will be as practical as it is … tasteful?

2018 Volvo V60 Release date

The 2018 Volvo V60 won’t reach the showrooms before the end of 2017, we certainly don’t expect to see it before September.

2018 Volvo V60 release date: late 2017

2018 Volvo V60 Price

Volvo haven’t released an official price structure for the new model, but we think it will cost anywhere between $40,000 and $60,000 depending on the options picked and toys fitted.

2018 Volvo V60 Redesign and Changes

Although Volvo have released some information, there is still a great deal of speculation surrounding the new model, not least of all as to what will power it; some rumors say that the first option will be a plug in hybrid, capable of producing 400 BHP.

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2018 Volvo V60 Specs

We aren’t quite sure how true that is; we do know that Volvo want to increase sales of their hybrid or full electric vehicles, but to launch without a gas alternative doesn’t make sense. We suspect that a 2.5 liter 250 BHP and 3.0 liter 350 BHP gas motor will be in the line up at the release as well.

This V60 will be built on the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform, which should mean a slight reduction in weight, increased rigidity and better ride & handling. Of course, another by-product of reduced weight is increased fuel economy.

2018 Volvo V60 Equipment

The whole ethos behind the V60 is to offer sedan like ride and handling with the increased comfort and space of a wagon, knowing Volvo, they’ll achieve that.
Expect to see plenty of equipment fitted in to the V60, we know that Volvo want to reduce occupancy death to zero by 2020, but achieving that will take a few step changes in technology, so with each new model released, you’ll see an increase in more and technically better safety equipment fitted as standard.

Of course, there will be the usual array of toys; USB, 4G Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3D navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto all standard.

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Summary

The new V60 is promised to be the resurrection of classic practical Volvo estates, but with the new features, and more likely a less affordable price.

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