VOLVO

VOLVO V60 DIESEL SPORTSWAGON 2.0 D3 [150] Momentum Plus 5dr

Fuel

FuelDiesel

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph9.9s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2133 g/km

Volvo's regeneration continues with this second generation V60 mid-sized estate model. It gets the company's sophisticated SPA chassis, class-leading safety tech and two choices for Plug-in hybrid power. If you're looking at German rivals like the Audi A4 Avant, the BMW 3 Series Touring or the Mercedes C-Class Estate, this Swedish alternative might be a refreshingly different option.

V TO DO WHAT YOU WANT

Volvo estates aren't what they used to be. Jonathan Crouch checks out the second generation version of the brand's V60 mid-sized estate.

Ten Second Review

Volvo's regeneration continues with this second generation V60 mid-sized estate model. It gets the company's sophisticated SPA chassis, class-leading safety tech and two choices for Plug-in hybrid power. If you're looking at German rivals like the Audi A4 Avant, the BMW 3 Series Touring or the Mercedes C-Class Estate, this Swedish alternative might be a refreshingly different option.

Background

Estate cars. They used to be things you bought to carry around loads of kit. Not any more. These days, most people wanting to do that will buy an MPV or an SUV. Leaving estates to focus almost completely on style and driving dynamics. Which is why compact mid-sized premium-branded wagons like Audi's A4 Avant and BMW's 3 Series Touring can't actually carry much more than the saloons upon which they're based. Now you wouldn't expect Volvo, a solid, traditional brand that pioneered the kind of boxy estate car into which you could fit a fridge (or several), to want much to do with this kind of trendy form over function approach. But you'd be wrong. The Swedish brand actually invented this style-conscious market niche long before the German brands turned up, bringing us the classic P1800E model that Roger Moore drove as 'The Saint' way back in the Sixties. But it took them until 2010 to return to it with the first generation version of their V60 model. That car wasn't quite good enough to significantly trouble its dominant German-branded rivals. But this design, its successor, might well be.

Driving Experience

As usual with Volvo, all the engines on offer are 2.0-litre four cylinder turbocharged units bolted to the brand's sophisticated 'SPA' 'Scalable Product Architecture' platform we've already seen used in the company's XC60, XC90, S90 and V90 models. Many V60 customers may still want a diesel, the 197hp B4 mild hybrid unit, which (like every other engine in the range) is mated to an 8-speed auto gearbox. But increasingly in this segment, there's great interest in petrol power, so to meet that need, Volvo now provides this car with three mainstream mild hybrid petrol units, the 163hp B3, the 197hp B4 and the 250hp B5. Avoid entry-level trim and there's also a 300hp B6 petrol model that only comes in AWD form. Talking of AWD, you have to have that if you go for the 'Cross Country' variant, which can be had either with the 250hp B5 mild hybrid petrol unit or the 197hp B4 diesel. There are also two 'Recharge' PHEV AWD powertrain options that both mate their engines to an 87hp electric motor. There a T6 Plug-in hybrid that uses a 253hp unit. And a Polestar Engineered T8 Plug-in hybrid that features a 318hp powerplant. Whichever V60 variant you choose, as usual with Volvo models, there's a standard 'Drive Mode Settings' system, one of those set-ups now familiar in this segment that can tailor throttle response, steering feel and auto gearshift timings to suit the way you want to drive. Plus there's the option of adding in Volvo's 'Pilot Assist' system. This is a set-up that at cruising speeds of up to 80mph can effectively drive for you.

Design and Build

The original V60 model was quite a departure from the conventional boxy Volvo station wagon shape and this MK2 model continues that trend. To look at, it's very much like the larger V90 estate model that shares its sophisticated 'SPA' architecture. In fact, from a casual glance, you might easily mistake this V60 for its larger stablemate. Get up a little closer though, and you'll find that the front apron is more aggressively styled with this more compact wagon. There's some design inspiration from the XC60 mid-sized SUV in places too. The 'Thor's Hammer' LED headlights for example, though they're a bit more sculpted here, while the front apron is more aggressively styled in comparison to the smooth face of the V90. Inside, there's much more borrowed from those V90 and XC60 models, the interior boasting Volvo's latest, pared back interior design language with a 9.3-inch portrait orientated touchscreen infotainment system. Plus there's a digital instrument panel, with virtual dials separated by a customisable central space that can display a navigational map, trip computer info or your chosen phone or media settings. Out back, boot space comes in at 529-litres with the rear seats in place, outstripping the Audi A4 Avant, BMW 3 Series Touring and the Mercedes C-Class Estate. The rear bench splits 40/20/40 and drops down flat to the floor.

Market and Model

If you've looked at the various premium brand rivals targeted by this car, you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect here when it comes to pricing. The V60 range sits in the same £35,000 to £50,000 bracket targeted by competitors. Expect the usual 'Momentum', 'R-Design' and 'Inscription' trim levels, plus a mildly SUV-like 'Cross Country' 4WD variant is available in B4 diesel or B5 petrol guise for just over £41,000. Safety standards are class-leading - and most of the features come as standard across the range. The City Safety with Autobrake technology system 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. In a world first, City Safety now also engages auto braking to mitigate oncoming collisions. The purchase options are innovative too. In certain areas of the country, customers who want an alternative to outright purchase, leasing, contract hire or finance schemes will be offered the opportunity to acquire a V60 using the new 'Care by Volvo' scheme. Here, there's no deposit required and you'll get a two year agreement that also includes use of another Volvo model for up to two weeks a year.

Cost of Ownership

Let's look at the WLTP efficiency stats. The 197hp B4 mild hybrid diesel variant most will choose offers combined fuel consumption of up to 55.3mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of up to 135g/km. The petrol-powered B3, B4 and B5 mild hybrid models offer combined fuel economy of up to 40.9mpg and CO2 emissions of up to 157g/km. The Recharge T6 AWD petrol/electric plug-in hybrid manages up to 156.7mpg and up to 41g/km and will offer an all-electric driving range of up to 36.7 miles. Ultimately of course, we can talk about figures all day but the ultimate cleanliness and frugality of any car has as much to do with the driver as with the automotive engineer. Here, the figures quoted assume that the car is being operated in the most frugally-orientated of the available drive modes - 'Eco' - a setting that gives you a green-tinged gauge you can use to regulate throttle application. Maintenance should also be relatively affordable for a car of this kind, with intervals every year or 18,000 miles. Three or five year pre-paid servicing packages are available to help you budget ahead. With the useful 'Volvo On Call App' remote connectivity system, this V60 can be programmed to autonomously realise when a service is due, then automatically book it for you at a dealership of your choice. Finally, we'll tell you that the warranty is the usual three year, 60,000 mile package.

Summary

Volvo estates aren't what they used to be - and in this case, that's a very good thing. This second generation V60 has found it easier than its predecessor to conquest sales from German rivals. Class-leading safety gives this Swedish contender a tangible advantage over such competitors. So does this V60's high-tech cabin with its more sophisticated infotainment and instrument binnacle screens. You get generally more complete levels of standard equipment too. This is then, a tale of the unexpected. If you're just about to sign for a premium 3 Series or A4-sized estate, then you might want to try one of these before you do. Swede dreams are made of this.

  • Rear wiper
  • Power front and rear windows
  • Rain sensor with automatic windscreen wiper activation

  • Vehicle deceleration control with Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Emergency Brake Assist
  • Stability and Traction Control with Spin control, Engine Drag Control and Corner Traction Control
  • Power parking brake with auto hold function
  • Hill start assist

  • Floor mats

  • Bluetooth hands free telephone kit
  • Voice activated control for key functions
  • Volvo on call

  • Speed limiter
  • Adjustable steering wheel force
  • Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Drive mode settings
  • Driver alert control with lane keeping aid
  • Speed sensitive steering

  • Power operated tailgate

  • 12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display
  • Information centre
  • Trip computer
  • Service interval indicator
  • Sensus navigation with European mapping and traffic information
  • 9" centre console touch screen

  • Colour coordinated auto folding and heated power door mirrors
  • Automatic dimming interior mirror

  • Iron ore aluminium inlays

  • DAB Digital radio
  • Steering wheel remote infotainment controls

  • Front aluminium tread plates
  • Single exhaust pipes with chrome sleeve
  • Roof spoiler
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Roof antenna
  • Piano black front grille with chrome surround
  • Visible VIN plate

  • Home safe and approach lighting
  • Adaptive brake lights with high level LED brake lights
  • Automatic headlight levelling system
  • Automatic LED Headlights + Active high beam incorporating daytime running lights

  • 2 zone electronic climate control with Clean zone air quality system + pollen filter
  • B Pillar ventilation

  • Leather gear knob
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Rear armrest with storage + cupholders
  • Load protection net
  • Lockable glovebox
  • Load cover
  • Leather upholstery
  • 12V socket in cargo area
  • Bright metal luggage compartment threshold
  • Centre console cupholders and storage
  • Glovebox compartment with illumination
  • Cargo load hooks
  • Underfloor cargo storage
  • Luggage compartment illumination
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel with chrome trim
  • Lockable load floor
  • 12V socket in front + rear tunnel console
  • A-pillar parking ticket holder

  • Front reading lights + Theatre lighting and centre armrest storage illumination
  • Front footwell illumination

  • Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5 x 3 point seatbelts
  • First aid kit
  • Side Impact Protection System airbags
  • Warning triangle
  • SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
  • City safety with steering support with Pedestrian + cyclist + large animal detection + front collision warning with full auto brake
  • Seatbelt reminder and pretensioners for all seats
  • Run off Road Mitigation
  • Run off Road Protection
  • Road sign information display
  • Slippery road and hazard light alert
  • IC (Inflatable Curtains) - Full Length
  • Passenger airbag cut-off switch

  • Isofix attachments on rear seats
  • Versatile split folding rear seat - 60/40
  • Power driver seat with memory + exterior mirrors memory
  • WHIPS - Whiplash Protection System
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear head restraints
  • Front head restraints

  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Key integrated remote control central locking + fuel flap with deadlocking system and auto open/close power windows
  • Private locking for tailgate
  • Keyless Start
  • Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensor

  • 6 speed manual transmission with start/stop

  • Illuminated vanity mirrors + ticket holder

  • CO2 (g/km): 119
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 140
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 153
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 133
  • HC: N

  • CC: 1969
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 55.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 64.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 55.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 55.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 55.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 48.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 4.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 5.8

  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 25E
  • Service Interval Mileage: 18000
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 96
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 84
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 74
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 76
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 150
  • Badge Engine CC: 2.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • AdBlue: True
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 8
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: Momentum Plus
  • Coin Description: D3

  • Engine Torque - MKG: 32.6
  • Engine Power - BHP: 150
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 9.9
  • Top Speed: 127
  • Engine Power - KW: 110
  • Engine Power - RPM: 3750
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 236
  • Engine Torque - NM: 320
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1750

  • Emissions Test Cycle: NEDC Correlated

  • Wheel Style: 5 Y-SPOKE
  • Tyre Size Rear: 235/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
  • Tyre Size Front: 235/45 R18
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False

  • Length: 4761
  • Width: 1916
  • Wheelbase: 2872
  • Width (including mirrors): 2040
  • Height: 1437
  • Height (including roof rails): N

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 658
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1441
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.3
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1625
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2210
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 60
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1600
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 585

  • Dark tinted windows for rear side windows and cargo area + chrome window surrounds + chrome integrated roof rails: £600

  • Dynamic chassis: Included
  • Lowered sports chassis: £400

  • Rear park assist: Included
  • Front park assist: Included
  • Cruise control: Included
  • Rear park assist camera: £375
  • 360 degree surround view parking camera: £700

  • CD player: £100
  • Sensus connect high performance sound and internet service , USB,10 speakers/170W: Included
  • Sensus Connect with Premium Sound by Harman Kardon, Dolby Pro Logic II, 13 speakers/600W, subwooferwith Apple CarPlay and Android auto: £850

  • Solid paint: Included
  • Metallic paint: £675
  • Integrated roof rails in black: Included
  • Power glass tilt and slide panoramic sunroof with sun curtain: £1,200
  • Premium metallic paint: £975

  • Intellisafe Pro Pack - V60: £1,625
  • Xenium Pack - V60: £1,800
  • Convenience pack with Power folding rear headrests - V60: £300
  • Winter Pack - V60 with Heated front windscreen: £525
  • Intellisafe surround Pack - V60: £625

  • Metallic - Fusion red: £675
  • Metallic - Maple brown: £675
  • Metallic - Pine grey: £675
  • Metallic - Birch light: £675
  • Metallic - Pebble grey: £675
  • Metallic - Osmium grey: £675
  • Metallic - Onyx black: £675
  • Metallic - Savile grey: £675
  • Metallic - Bright silver: £675
  • Metallic - Denim blue: £675

  • Solid - Ice white: £0
  • Solid - Black Stone: £0

  • Premium metallic - Crystal white: £975

  • Mechanical child locks on rear doors: Included
  • Power child locks on rear doors: £80

  • Heated outer rear seats: £200
  • Power passenger seat: £400

  • Retractable towbar: £1,100

  • Leather - Charcoal: £0
  • Leather - Amber: £0
  • Leather - Blond: £0
  • Leather - Maroon brown: £0

  • 19" 5 Open Spoke black diamond cut alloy wheels: £550
  • 18" 5 Y spoke black diamond cut alloy wheels: Included
  • 19" 5 V Spoke tinted silver alloy wheels: £550

  • Tempa spare wheel and jack: £150
  • Tyre sealant kit + 12v compressor: Included

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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