The Volvo V60 has arrived in Kuwait, following its official World Wide launch in 2010.
“Many of the customers who had an advance look at the new V60 during the development process feel that its attitude is at least as sporty as that of the all-new S60,”says Thamer Al Ayoub, Volvo General Manager, Kuwait.
Thamer adds; “The typical sports wagon customer is an S60 buyer who would like some extra space and flexibility, but without the slightest compromise on sporty design and exciting driving properties.”
With the competition razor-sharp, Volvo has further boosted the V60 interior’s sense of exclusive quality and packed the car with safety and comfort-related technical innovations. The result is a truly unique sports wagon, in total harmony with its sporty attitude. The new Volvo V60 makes its entry into the car market with its sights firmly set on giving the all-new S60 sedan model a tough match over the title of “The Most Dynamic Volvo Model Ever”.
From the design viewpoint the focus was on making the car as close to a coupe as possible, while retaining that handy extra space at the rear. The sports wagon does not aim to compete with the traditional estate car. For the customer who wants a lot of load space, there is the V70 or XC70. The pronounced wedge shape and the slim coupe-like roof line of the new V60 are accompanied by the shoulder profile along the car’s sides. The dip in the middle of the double wave visually pushes the car down. This enhances the stance and makes the car look sleeker and lower. The sculpted bonnet and the short overhangs front and rear also emphasize the sports car feel.
The all-new Volvo V60 R-Design comes with a range of specially developed design details both outside and in. On the inside, the driver and front passenger sit in sports seats in which the backrest from the V60 is matched by an all-new seat cushion with even closer side support than before.
A styling pack gives the V60 buyer the opportunity to boost the sporty attitude still further. Available in the accessories range, the styling pack includes skid plates front and rear, a front decor trim, side scuff plates, special exhaust tailpipes and unique 18-inch wheels. The styling pack gives the car the robust look inspired by the ruggedness of the XC60.
The Volvo V60 has a classy, comfortable and spacious cabin. It’s keenly priced and comes with a huge array of standard options. The V60 comes with the high standard of safety kit that you’d expect from Volvo. Six airbags and stability control are standard, as is Volvo’s City Safe system, which detects objects in front of the car and can stop it to prevent low-speed impacts. The optional Driver Support Pack includes a Pedestrian Detection System – which can also recognize a person in the road – along with adaptive cruise control, a lane-departure warning system and a blind-spot information system.
Beige and black are the main colors of the upholstery range, which is spiced up with the new highlight shade Beachwood Brown. The décor inlays are available in Charcoal, Shimmer Graphite aluminum or Urbane Wood.
Volvo Sensus is an excellent example of how Volvo Cars refines the driver environment. All information is presented on a five-inch or seven-inch color screen in the upper part of the centre stack. If the customer chooses a multimedia audio system, Volvo Sensus comes upgraded with the larger seven-inch screen that also displays information and images from the navigation system, phone, reversing camera, panorama camera, DVD player, digital TV and so on.
The Bluetooth connection has been upgraded to allow not only hands-free phone conversations but also music streaming from a preferred Bluetooth enabled portable music player. Volvo is actually the only brand to offer Bluetooth music streaming throughout the entire vehicle range.
The audio experience in the V60 has been enhanced compared with previous models. The most advanced system, Premium Sound, has a class-D digital 5x130W amplifier with circuits from Sweden’s Anaview, Dolby Digital in combination with Dolby Pro Logic II Surround, the award-winning MultEQ from Audyssey Laboratories and 12 loudspeakers.
Volvo Cars’ chassis experts have chiseled out the driving experience in the new Volvo V60 with the same passion and uncompromising approach that characterized the development of the all-new S60 sedan. The result is an authentic sports wagon with driving properties that do the sporty lines full justice.
Like the all-new S60, the new V60 is fitted with Advanced Stability Control. With a new roll angle sensor, it is possible to identify any skidding tendency at a very early stage. Advanced Stability Control is a great asset in dynamic driving involving considerable lateral forces, thus improving handling and rapid avoidance maneuvers.
Corner Traction Control is a new feature that uses torque vectoring for smoother cornering. When cornering, the car’s inner driven wheel brakes at the same time as more power is transmitted to the outer driven wheel. This allows cornering more tightly while reducing any tendency to under steer.
The T6 petrol engine has a displacement of 3.0 liters and has been improved still further, primarily thanks to lower internal friction. It now pumps out 304 hp and no less than 440 Nm of torque. At the same time, Volvo Cars’ engine specialists have succeeded in cutting fuel consumption by about 10 percent to 10.2 l/100 km (EU Combined). The engine’s power is delivered to the wheels via Volvo’s second-generation six-speed automatic Geartronic transmission.
The all-new S60 is also available as a 2.0 GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) variant (T5) producing 240 hp and torque of 320 Nm. Furthermore, there is a 1.6-litre GTDi engine available in two versions: 180 hp (T4) and 150 hp (T3) with torque of 240 Nm.
The T5 and T4 are available in combination with Volvo’s automatic six-speed Power shift transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox. The T3 comes with a manual gearbox.
Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake is a groundbreaking technological solution. It can detect pedestrians who walk into the road in front of the car, warn the driver – and automatically apply full braking power if the driver does not respond in time.
Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake warns and automatically brakes if the car risks hitting another vehicle from behind. City Safety automatically brakes if the driver fails to react in time when the vehicle in front slows down or stops in low-speed urban traffic. Driver Alert Control is a unique technology to detect and alert tired and distracted drivers. Blind Spot Information System helps detect vehicles in the offset rear blind spot on both sides of the car. Lane Departure Warning alerts the driver if the car runs across the lane markers without the turn indicator being used.
In the field of comfort, there are features such as the optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which automatically maintains a set gap to the vehicle in front. What is new is that the Adaptive Cruise Control operates at speeds below 30 km/h, all the way down to standstill (cars with automatic gearbox).
The V60 can naturally be equipped with parking sensors front and rear and a Park Assist camera at the rear. A camera in the front grille with a 180 field of vision is available as an option. This camera can ‘see around the corner’ and helps the driver negotiate blind exits and park.
For more information, please visit Al- Qurain Automotive Trading Co. (Abdulaziz Al-Ali Al-Mutawa) or their website volvocarskuwait.com. Follow them on Facebook: VolvoCarsKuwait and Twitter @VolvoCars_KW or call 182 8200.