NEW YORK, NY. (March 28th, 2018.) The new V60, Volvo’s five-door, mid-size premium estate, made its North American debut today at the New York International Auto Show in front of media and industry professionals.
The new, second-generation, V60 was built on Volvo Cars’ Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, the same platform the XC60 and 90 Series vehicles have been developed on. The V60 reinforces Volvo’s stance as an industry leader in safety while also offering advanced connectivity, luxurious design and functional versatility.
In Canada, the V60 will launch in Q4 2018, with a starting price of $43,900. At the time of launch, it will arrive in Canada as a model year 2019. The V60 will be offered at launch with Volvo’s T5 and T6 Drive-E powertrains. The T5 will be available with the Momentum vehicle trim and front-wheel-drive capabilities. The T6 engine will be available in both Momentum and Inscription vehicle trims with standard all-wheel-drive capabilities. Both the T5 and T6 are 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder, 8-speed engines; the T5 is turbocharged and offers 250 horsepower and 258 lb. ft. of torque; the T6 engine is turbocharged and supercharged offering 316 horsepower and 295 lb. ft. of torque.
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About Volvo Car Canada
Volvo Car Canada Ltd. is a subsidiary of Volvo Car Group of Gothenburg, Sweden. VCCL provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 37 Volvo automobile retailers across Canada.
About Volvo Car Group
Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 503,127 in 2015 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.
As of December 2014, Volvo Cars had over 25,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium) and Chengdu (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).