Priced from £31,830, the newcomer will be available with a choice of two petrol engines, two diesels and two plug-in hybrids. All six powertrains will use 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, with the petrol-electric hybrids offering four-wheel-drive traction.
The exterior takes styling cues from the larger, E-Class-rivalling V90 and the XC60 SUV, with which the V60 shares its architecture. The ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights, wide grille and jagged rear lights all feature, along with the low, wide stance.
It’s a similar story inside, where the minimalist Scandinavian design continues, centring around a large central touchscreen.
Beyond that, specifics are scant, but according to Volvo, the new V60 will come with a range of safety assistance systems, including autonomous emergency braking and a Pilot Assist driver aid, which can “assist” with steering, braking and accelerating on well-marked roads at speeds of up to 80mph.