The outboard seats in the second row are comfortable and roomy. Ergonomics are pretty spot on - Scandinavians can't help themselves with some nuances, as anyone who has assembled Ikea will testify - and standard child seat bolsters in the back, split fold-flat rear seats, rear vents and personal item storage just add the sauce to the herring. The is easy to use, it has a user-friendly interface and Please take a look at the to see it in action. With hints of the C30 hatch the rear is framed by stretched vertical tail lamps a roof-mounted spoiler and a chunky bumper. Each estate is a little different from the one surrounding it. Thirdly, can the estate get those people to their destinations safely? Manual Description We hope you will enjoy many years of driving pleasure your Volvo, the car has been designed for the safety and comfort you your, has also been designed to satisfy all current safety environmental, in order to increase your enjoyment of the car, we recommend that. The sat nav itself was full of beans and coupled with the controls on the multi-function steering wheel, made getting your bearings right incredibly easy.
That's some coin, but if it means that Mr. Use of this site implies your agreement to these terms. Fuel consumption for the entry level V60 T5 model with this engine is 8. Thanks to the £665 Security Pack, starting up your dynamic sports wagon is a doddle. And that's dynamic, I hear you say? In my eyes, a proper estate has to prioritise. Along the sides, the V60 cuts a mean profile with a flowing full-length shoulder line and a glasshouse that tapers away.
If you haven't seen the video at the top of this piece, what on earth are you doing?! The dials and gauges aren't as outright sporty as the logo-embossed, blue-ringed interiors you would find in R-Design counterparts, but nonetheless this is exactly the type of decoration that will appeal to the V60's target market. If it's got wheels and an engine, I want to drive it or ride it, and then write about it. There are other new station wagons to consider, of course. The headlights seem to have been pulled back whilst the bonnet has a curvier bob to it, complete with hood accent lines which implore your eyes to follow the contours and shapes of this vehicle. But it's only once you spend a week with the car, as I was lucky enough to do, that you realise that the V60 possibly does contain that special change agent which allows it to morph from a sedate family man, into a B-road blighter.
So long as they're on you, the V60 will happily accept the push of your chubby forefinger and upon me doing so, our tester's T4 petrol engine surged into life. Looking back at photos of historic Volvo wagons, I can easily say that V60 is the best-looking edition yet. Reviews, being by Selecting a Make in the navigation pane on the left. The diesel engine offers a good measure of strength being nicely settled around town and on the motorways but still having something in reserve for more sporting desires. On the other hand, an extra which I probably wouldn't tick if I were you, is the £615 Premium Sound Audio upgrade which according to the opinion of my ears, didn't induce the correct feeling of ecstasy that it should at that kind of dosh price.
Build quality is hard to fault, it looks very precise and feels staunchly robust — a necessity for a family-orientated vehicle. Demand more power and Volvo's legendary 2. We of course didn't venture up to those higher speed realms, but regardless, motorway driving was drama-free and just easy. Imperfections in the tarmac won't be noticed inside the cabin as the softened suspension settings help to soak up bumps and niggles. First Glance Based on the V60 station wagon, the V60 Plug-in Hybrid looks no different from its gasoline-engined counterpart at first glance, apart from specially designed lightweight alloy wheels rolling on specially designed eco tires from Pirelli, and the more obvious inclusion of a charging port located near the driver's door. We have been the market leader for Vehicle History in the U. More interesting is the 2-litre four-cylinder engine that will also be used in the Ford Falcon.
Stamp on the brakes hard and the V60 will flash the emergency lights to warn following vehicles. With 4 cylinders and a displacement of 1595cc, you'll be happy to know that Volvo have managed to crank out 180 horsepower coming in at 5700rpm with torque figures of 240Nm from 1600rpm. Cargo capacity is limited to 430-litres which is small for this market segment and shows the flip side of the sporty exterior styling. The chassis is taut and the steering rarely feels vague like similar electro-hydraulic units. All three engines use turbocharging but the mid-range diesel model uses a twin-turbo system. Family Man can carry on reliving the youth of his glory days, well, that's probably a price worth paying. The latter is parcelled as an option with Active Cruise Control.
But here is where being dynamic comes back into the equation. The T6 - inline six with a turbo - is a great engine but maybe too much and too expensive for its class. Whilst the D3 diesel we test drove in January '11 was 160Nm more torquey and thus provides lower-end grunt in acceleration, the extra horsepower is noticeable higher up the rev range where the unit is able to continuously add more speed without the need to change gear. Feedback through the steering wheel is actually rather good and if I had to make a criticism, it would be that the steering is on the light side, which is fantastic at low speeds but doesn't invoke the same confidence at higher velocities. As added extras the car comes with a Winter pack, dark tints and rear parking sensors. The car also comes complete with bluetooth and has Full service history. Instead of console-mounted selectors shaped like hockey pucks or weird dog-leg maneuvers to chose direction, Volvo has chosen the age-old floor-mounted automatic shifter that requires no special explanation.
Words and Photos: Adam Mamo. Secondly, can the wagon get those people to their destinations quickly and efficiently? On the road, the V60 is setup to primarily provide a comfortable ride. But inside is where V60 really impresses. Don't laugh at the 2-litre in the rather porky 1870kg body - it's an eager engine that has superb low-end torque 320Nm at 1800rpm that makes it a quick machine through tight, winding roads. The V60 is available with three very different engine options; a four-cylinder petrol base model, a sports-focused six-cylinder petrol unit and the five-cylinder diesel mill, which was fitted to our D5 test vehicle.
Very often these cars are rebuilt and sold by deceptive sellers who fail to disclose or even try to hide the salvage information. So why examine a car which isn't even coming to the U. The surprise is more that the emphasis is now on the driving experience rather than solely on keeping its occupants alive. Volvo station wagons reached a point when they achieved such a high level of safety and practicality than they became a bit of a cliché on wheels. There is a sequential function on the gearstick for manual gear changes but no steering wheel paddles. The V50, V60 and V70 all uphold Volvo's speciality in making estates, sports wagons, whatever you want to call them and what's more is that the R-Design variants manage to pack even more of a visual punch than the standard models. The ride in the T5 with 17s on the other hand is impressive, but smaller wheels are always a harder sell.
Jewel-cut gnurling on metal knobs and switches adds tactile luxury throughout. We will treat your data with respect and you can find details of our. Current statistics show that a large percentage of all cars on the road have a negative history. Mileage rollback is one of the most occurring types of fraud in the selling process of used cars. If you're not a fan of quick shifts and don't want to splash out the extra moolah on the Powershift Transmission, get the T4 or T5. With a low mileage this is a rare opportunity to purchase a low mileage, family estate car with the very popular and very economical D3 Engine.