Volvo debuts the sleek and redesigned 2019 V60 wagon


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Crisp, angular, and lush, Volvo's V60 midsize wagon redesigned for 2019 is everything folks want in an SUV-just without that elephantine ride height and abundance of vertical sheetmetal and glass. The new V60 basically looks like a shrunken, if slightly sharper, V90 - not exactly shocking but no bad thing either.

It hasn't even been a few hours since Volvo unveiled the brand-new V60 wagon, but already we're hearing information about when its sedan sibling will get the same treatment. Many left Sweden sporting a five-door station wagon body, exclusively with fuel-injected engines for the United States.

In the Internet appeared the first photos, which show the Volvo V60 wagon new generation. Figures of the the top-of-the-line T8 variant should be familiar too, as this hybrid pushes you forward with 390 horsepower (303+87) and 472 foot-pounds. Inside, the new V60 boasts increased space, solving a key problem with the previous model, and the cabin is upgraded with more upscale materials. An entry-level V60 T5 model will send 250 horsepower to the front wheels from a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, while a V60 T6 all-wheel-drive model will deliver 310 horsepower to all four wheels while using a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. A more detailed pricing structure will be announced soon.

No further details have been offered, except for the (perhaps obvious) point that the S60 will be visually and mechanically similar to the new V60.

A pair of plug-in hybrid versions of the V60 will be available in certain markets, but Volvo says they're not coming to the US -at least not initially. Nothing has yet been said about electric range.

Volvo has revealed its all-new V60 estate, a rival to premium estates like the Audi A4 Avant, Mercedes C-Class Estate and BMW 3 Series Touring.

Inside, V60 models come with the central Sensus infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a rear touchscreen that controls the climate control for passengers in the back. The company's Pilot Assist system that can steer, accelerate, and brake the vehicle without driver intervention will be on the options list.

As often, it's safety first with Volvo's and the new V60 is no different.

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