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Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo V60 Driv-e - 5th Report

Date: 06 September 2011   |   Author: Rachel Burgess

Parking brake

The Volvo V60 follows in the path of many modern cars by having an electronic parking brake, removing the hefty space a traditional one takes up in the central console of a car.

The V60's version is found to the right of the steering wheel and a long reach down. Despite driving it regularly, I still find this an unnatural position for a handbrake.

On the other hand, the handbrake automatically disengages when you pull away, removing the need to fiddle with the switch, and allows for a swift getaway; a feature the BusinessCar team has praised.

Volvo V60 Driv-e 1.6 115hp SE
Claimed combined consumption62.8mpg
Our average consumption40.4mpg
Forecast CPM59.5p
Actual CPM62.1p