2018 Volvo V60 Wagon Will Get a New Advanced Features

Volvo made a large announcement not that long ago, stating that they want to improve their car safety to the point that no one travelling in a Volvo will be killed in an accident by the year 2020. With this in mind, expect to see the new 2018 Volvo V60 wagon loaded with safety technology.

The bigger news is that the V60 will hark back to an almost forgotten era; the days of the station wagon. This new Volvo will bring back the practicality and comfort of the station wagons, which is almost what Volvo became known for in the first place, certainly in Europe.

2018 Volvo V60 Release date

Volvo haven’t given a definite date for the release of the Volvo V60 2018, but we think that we should start seeing the V60 hitting the showrooms sometime in mid to late 2017.

2018 Volvo V60 Price

Depending on what which model and which extras are fitted, the price of the Volvo should be competitive with the competition; expect to see the base model starting in the region of $36,000 and the fully loaded flag ship coming in at just over $60,000.

2018 Volvo V60 Redesign and Changes

The new 2018 V60 will be built upon Volvo’s ‘Scalable Product Architecture’ (SPA) platform, meaning that it should be slightly lighter in weight, which will also help toward lowering the gas mileage figures, Volvo says that the new motors should deliver up to 39 MPG on the highway. The car will be almost identical (at least in front) with Volvo S60.

2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country

Cross Country is a traditional naming for Volvo wagons with off-road abilities. It is acutally a rival to Outback and A6 Allroad cars, also Passat Alltrack - lifted station wagon. Unfortunately, we don't have any images of this modification, but it is almost certain to appear. However, it is likely to occur a year or so later than the release of standard V60.

2018 Volvo V60 Polestar

The same is for Polestar version of V60 - it is highly likely to be released, but no one knows when. V60 Polestar is full opposition to Cross Country - it is a high performance and speed oriented model, with sport suspension, large 18-19 inch rims, deep blue color body, performance brakes. Polestar is the same story as AMG from Mercedes-Benz and M-series from BMW.

2018 Volvo V60 Specs

Speaking of motors; there will be two choices; a 2.5 liter and 3.0 liter gas motors, power will range from between 250 – 350 BHP, driving an all new 8-speed auto transmission. We also believe that Volvo will be introducing the V60 with a plug in hybrid option. Full details haven’t yet been released, but rumors say that the new hybrid powertrain will create 400 BHP, which is entirely possible given that the T6 should make 350 BHP. Some powertrains will be borrowed from flagship S90 sedan.

On the exterior, it seems that Volvo will be making significant changes to the styling, making the auto look just that little sleeker and less boxy, although it will still look unmistakably like a V60.

2018 Volvo V60 Equipment

Technology fitted in Volvo V60 2018 will include 3D navigation, lane guidance, park assist, pre collision, 4G Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All as standard.
Perhaps the biggest news is that Volvo are committing significant investment for the future, the new V60 will be built in a new facility based in North Carolina.

2016-11-29 by Luke Widmeyer