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Volvo adds fresh designs to Kiwi line-up

Swedish firm’s World Car of the Year contenders will soon be available in New Zealand.
Posted on 02 December, 2019
The V60 will also be available as a plug-in hybrid vehicle   
The latest S60 premium sports sedan is the first Volvo to be built in the United States  

Volvo NZ is broadening its range of offerings with a sporty sedan and a premium estate arriving in showrooms in December.

Two of the marque’s newest models and 2019 World Car of the Year finalists, the S60 and V60, will also introduce two new plug-in hybrid vehicle options to the market.

The latest S60 premium sports sedan is the first Volvo to be built in the United States and the V60 premium mid-size estate is produced in Sweden. 

Coby Duggan, Volvo NZ’s general manager, says broadening the range locally is key to continuing the brand’s momentum.

“While there’s no question that sedans and estates have received less airtime of late with the rise in popularity of SUVs, we can be confident that the S60 and V60 will bring a ‘uniquely Volvo’ approach to the segment, with the Scandinavian design and intuitive technology that is – as always – about making our customers’ lives safer and more convenient, regardless of which model they choose,” he says.

In addition to Volvo’s turbocharged two-litre, four-cylinder T5 powertrain, the S60 and V60 will be available with the T8 “Twin Engine” plug-in hybrid alternative. All variants of both models feature all-wheel drive.

The two cars feature Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture platform, safety technology and infotainment systems. The Pilot Assist system, which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130kph, has been upgraded with improved cornering performance. Volvo Cars’ active safety package City Safety with Autobrake technology comes as standard on all Volvos. 

The V60 T5 AWD Momentum represents the new entry point for the V60 series in New Zealand and is available from $74,900.