its hybrid system. At the same time, the steering on this motor is lovely – incredibly light – but with the weight of a (nearly) two tonne car, it’s a bit dull to drive. The steering also has inconsistent weighting - feeling heavy around the centre and then lighter as you put more lock on. There’s plenty of grip in the corners but the strange steering and hefty kerb weight mean the V60 isn’t exactly fun to drive. The car’s brakes are powerful but don’t seem to give you a great feel for the car, but with the weight it’s pulling back, this isn’t a surprise. Comfort though, is at the maximum with this model. The seats and headrests are extremely comfortable, making it the perfect vehicle for those long corporate journeys. The only element that would argue this is space. There’s not a great deal of boot space due to the battery taking up most of it, but the cockpit of the car contrasts hugely with this, offering the perfect level of space and comfort. This Volvo model is simply a lovely simple car to drive. Despite the fact that it’s aimed at an older target audience,
“If you’re after a reliable car that promises to be great on fuel with plenty of power behind it, then the Volvo V60 is the car for you” it makes for a good looking, slick and smooth drive. If you’re after a reliable car that promises to be great on fuel with plenty of power behind it, then the Volvo V60 is the car for you. It comes with only two main downfalls: the weight and size of the boot. While it’s not really a car for the typical businessman and it more suits an older demographic, here at SBT we would say that it’s perfect for anyone looking for a reliable, reasonably priced and slick-looking vehicle, regardless of the age demographic they fit into! It’s everything you would expect and more from Volvo, and in this month’s battle of the engines, the Volvo wins hands down.
Sussex Business Times - Issue 414 - July 2017