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New Volvo V60

Meet the handsome new Volvo V60 – a new family estate set to arrive in the UK towards the end of 2018.

Looking not unlike a smaller scale V90, the new car will start at £31,810 and replace the current (very good) V60 which was launched in 2011.

The new V60 was launched in its natural habitat – the driveway of a family home in Stockholm – “highlighting Volvo Cars’ pedigree in family estates and pinpointing how the V60’s versatile design caters to the diverse needs and realities of modern family life”.

The new car shares Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the award-winning new XC60 and three flagship 90 series cars, which have led the Swedish company’s record-breaking global sales performance in recent years.

New Volvo V60

Reflecting Volvo’s industry-first announcement to electrify all new cars from 2019, the V60 comes with two plug-in hybrid powertrain options – a new T6 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 335bhp, or the T8 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that delivers 385bhp. There will also be regular petrol and diesel engines.

Naturally, the new V60 will also major on safety with a comprehensive list of safety features that come as standard, making it one of the safest cars on the road.

For instance, the City Safety with Autobrake technology uses automatic braking and detection systems to assist the driver in avoiding potential collisions, and is the only system on the market to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.

Volvo’s semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system – which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 80mph – has been upgraded with improved cornering performance.

The car will also feature the company’s Sensus infotainment system, which is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G, and keeps drivers connected at all times.

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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