The new fleet of Volvo US models has been unveiled at New York International Car Show 2013. The Swedish automaker has presented the new V60 , S60 and XC 60, but for now we’re going to review only the V60, as an icon for Volvo’s USA historic wagons.
The redesigned version of the V60 has been sold on the old continent for about three years now, but Volvo has announced that it will sell the V60 in early 2014 as a wagon version of the new S60 sedan, which has been a bestseller in the United States since 2011.
A spokesperson for Volvo US, Doug Speck, said ”Our wagons have always been cool … they were boxy perhaps, but they were cool.”, which you can not argue with. Also, Doug said that there are no plans for a diesel version.
The interior is very spacious, as we all know the box shaped Volvo’s wagons practicality.
The new Volvo V60 has a more bold and sporty look than the old Volvo wagons did, given the fact that the car shown in pictures is a V60 R version of this model. Under the hood of the V60 R there is a T6 325 bhp turbocharged 6 cylinder engine. Probably a thiner version of this engine will be also offered as a 250bhp in-line 5 cylinder. These both engines are also available on the S60 sedan, which has a price starting from $31,900 MSRP, so we can expect a similar price for the V60 in the US.
You can watch the official Volvo video of the new R-design fleet here:
Volvo USA Station Wagon Nostalgia