The 2014 Volvo V60 combines the versatility and usability of the estate but in combination with a handling that we are getting from sportier sedan. There is no doubt that this is beautifully designed car with some nice features packed in stylish vehicle.
From this vehicle we are getting sharp handling in combination with same chassis options that were offered on sedan version. Buyers will be able to choose from four setups: Touring, Dynamic, Four-C (Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept) and Lower Sport Chassis. Latest of the offer was available on the R-Design models only.
All new Sensus Connected Touch is available in this vehicle. This represents the HMI or Human Machine Interface that Volvo uses in their vehicles. Entire system is controlled with a 7 inch display that comes with infrared beam scanned touch screen that allows usage of this display even with gloves which is quite useful in winter. Internet connectivity is available through driver’s mobile phone or car mounted 3G/4G dongle.
Specs Of 2014 V60
Few improvements allow this vehicle to be a class leader in the fuel efficiency. According to European test 2014 Volvo V60 will use only 4.0 liters per 100 km with manual and 4.1 liters per 100 km with automatic gearbox. These numbers are for four cylinder 115 D2 diesel unit.
Among changes to the interior we need to say that the three spoke steering wheel can be ordered with heating so that it would offer higher level of comfort especially on cold winter days. Another addition are the paddle shifters that will be paired with automatic transmission adding it a manual mode. This will certainly be interesting to more enthusiastic drivers that will be gaining higher level of control but wont need to take their hands of the steering wheel while driving and shifting gears.
Just as always we are getting Volvo cars with latest technology. One such on the 2014 Volvo V60 is the permanent high beam. With this addition you will be able to drive with high beams all the time and when the both oncoming and preceding vehicles are detected it will automatically adjust the beam by shading part of the beam that needs to be shaded so it would not dazzle other drivers. Projector module mechanism that is integrated into the headlamp will do everything automatically.
One of the things that is needed for this and other car makers to attract more attention on Europe but especially on U.S. market is the hybrid model. We were able to see few interesting models from Volvo and one even combined diesel engine with electric motor and provided fantastic fuel economy figures while the performances were on a decent level.
2014 Volvo V60 Price
Price for this vehicle has not been yet announced but we do expect it to come slightly more expensive than the S60 that starts from $ 32.500 for T5 version. There is no doubt that Volvo is one of the leaders if not the leader in the safety segment. Innovations like this certainly do help and we know that many more innovations are delivered so that every driver, passenger and even pedestrian is protected.