One glance at the V60’s elegant lines is all it takes to recognise the handiwork of Ingenlath. The resemblance between the Swedish manufacturer’s rival to the likes of the 3 Series Touring and C-Class estate and its larger V90 and XC60 is striking.
The ‘Thor’s hammer’ headlight design is retained, as are the familiar L-shaped tail-lights. However, while the V60’s overall aesthetic is undeniably Volvo, design cues such as its sharply sculpted flanks and more tapered roofline help lend the V60 a slightly more purposeful, almost muscular appearance. Not one that necessarily exudes athleticism, but one that suggests the smaller estate is a sharper, tighter proposition than its predominantly bulkier range-mates.
Beneath that refined, handsome exterior sits the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that underpins all of Volvo’s larger models. That said, the V60 is bigger in terms of total length and wheelbase than the XC60 SUV.