New Volvo V60 launched with two PHEV options

Volvo Cars has revealed the new V60 estate, which comes in two PHEV models, in line with the company’s aim to phase out purely diesel or petrol engines.

The PHEV powertrains include the new T6 Twin Engine AWD petrol PHEV, which generates a combined 340 hp, and the T8 Twin Engine AWD petrol PHEV, which delivers 390 hp.

The regular petrol choice includes T5 or T6 powertrains. Drivers who prefer diesel can select D3 or D4 engines.

Volvo has also launched a new premium subscription service, Care by Volvo, which offers car access via a monthly flat-fee subscription rather than ownership.

The vehicle’s automatic braking and detection systems, City Safety, assists the driver in avoiding potential collisions, and is the only system on the market to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. The system now also engages autobraking to mitigate oncoming collisions.

The Pilot Assist system – which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 80 mph – has been upgraded with improved cornering performance. The V60 also includes Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and other steering-assistance systems. The optional Cross Traffic Alert with autobrake further improves safety for people inside and outside the car.

Volvo Cars' Sensus infotainment system is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G, and keeps drivers connected at all times. The system is controlled via an intuitive tablet-style touch screen that combines car functions, navigation, connected services and entertainment apps.

UK prices for the V60 will start at £31,810 on the road. First customer deliveries are expected in Q3 2018.

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