The 2014 Volvo V60 is a five-door, midsize station wagon based on Volvo’s S60 sedan. On sale in Europe because 2011, the V60 is now coming to the U.S. to boost Volvo’s schedule.
Volvo has settled the S60 and V60 version lineup for 2014, reducing the lot of variations from 20 to 13 to reflect purchaser inclinations.
The base grade for both car and wagon designs now holds the name Kinetic, while the previous mid-spec Teknik grade has actually been renamed Luxury. The flashy R-Design front runner grade stays, with the T6 variants obtaining Polestar badging.
Prices is up a little throughout all S60 models aside from R-Design grades, while the remaining V60 variants (other than R-Design) come by similar amounts to bring them closer to their sedan equivalents (See comprehensive prices here).
2014 VOLVO V60 DESIGN
Apart from the brand-new wolf-eye headlights, tires, revamped bumpers with broadened grille and reprofiled front sheetmetal and LED taillight elements and new exhaust outlets at the rear end, the new designs benefit from fresh upholstery colors, and metallic dashboard specifying.
All variants come common with leather trim, rear car parking sensors and camera, LED daytime running lights, vehicle wipers, auto dimming interior mirror, power driver’s seat, and a natural leather guiding wheel.
An Adaptive Digital Display is additionally now standard with the variety, which displays the vehicle driver’s tools via an LCD display, and supplies unique appearance methods of Elegance, Eco, and Performance.
Deluxe models gain subtle information enhancements and larger 18 inch tires, guest power seat adjustment, satnav (a $2950 alternative for Kinetic), proximity mains (a $1575 alternative for Kinetic and R-Design), an alarm system with activity sensing unit, and active xenon headlamps.
All versions acquire new seats that include support without giving up convenience, which we found to be particularly real in the R-Design designs. What looks to be greatly reinforced performance seats are really topped with a cosseting layer of soft foam underneath the leather.
The remainder of the R-Design interior proceeds this sports luxury feel with contrasting sewing, machined aluminium and stainless steel detailing. Like the previous model, the R-Design versions additionally get a much more vigorous body treatment front and back, with gloss black outlining and circular tailpipes. T6 R-Design designs now include paddle shifters as typical, which are also readily available on T5 and T4 variants for $250.
All S60 models come with a 60/40 split-folding back seat which expands to 40/20/40 for V60 models. A flat boot floor to sit above the extra is now optional on S60 models, yet Volvo is yet to finalize pricing.
Drivetrain specs are unchanged from the 2013 lineup, indicating T4 132kW/240Nm 1.6-litre and T5 177kW/320Nm 2.0-litre direct-injected turbo gas fours, a D4 120kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbodiesel, and the range-topping all-wheel drive T6 242kW/480Nm 3.0-litre straight-six petroleum turbo.
The S60 sedan is readily available with all four drivetrain options, while the V60 wagon decreases the T4 alternatives from its range with the upgrade.
The 2014 selection stays automated transmission-only and the T4 and T5 designs continue with the six-speed dual-clutch system, with the D4 and T6 engines proceeding with the six-speed torque converter vehicle.
Integrated fuel intake ranges from 5.9 L/100km for the D4 S60, to 7.4 for T4, 8.6 for T5, and 10.2 for T6, with the V60 substitutes using merely 0.1 L/100km additional with each drivetrain. The S60 and V60 will gain from Volvo’s brand-new Drive-E array of gasoline and diesel engines from March 2014, which assure additional power and efficiency, together with the addition of a new eight-speed car.
The previous S60 and V60 models both qualified for a full 5 superstar ANCAP-recognised Euro NCAP score, which remains for the new designs.
All models come with City Safety automobile braking, but a ($5000) optional Driver Support Pack can be had on Luxury and R-Design versions which includes blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic informs, street farewell warning and street keeping Aid, active high beams, onward crash caution and roadway indicator acknowledgment modern technology.
Building on the typical functions, the package deal likewise features active trip, crash caution with full automobile braking, front car parking sensing units to go with the typical backs, and auto-dimming side mirrors.