The Volvo V60 debuted today and already my wagon allegiance is being tested: is it me or is the new midsize Volvo wagon more wagon-ey than the fullsize V90 that came out a while back? I tried my best to compare them and, honestly, I think my initial impression is right.
Volvo just debuted its all-new midsize wagon, the 2019 Volvo V60, and yes, it’s as pretty as we suspected. But more importantly, it offers a 390 horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain—you know, in case you want to hoon sensibly.
It must be Christmas in February, because the new Volvo V60 wagon has been revealed ahead of its Feb. 21 debut and it looks stunning.
We’ve seen it before. A company on what looks to be its last legs, deprived of all development cash, just seems to give up. In the absence of a brand-new model, they just do, well, nothing. We’ve seen it happen with Mitsubishi, Scion, Isuzu, and a few others, and it leads to inevitable death. We almost saw it happen…
The Volvo V60 and V60 Cross Country are the nerds of the automobile kingdom. What do you need to know before you buy a Volvo V60? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
When life gives you snow, make snownuts.
The Volvo V60 T6 R-Design is a 306 horsepower all-wheel drive family hauler that has one big trick up its sleeve: it’s just a damn nice place to be.
I'm not entirely sold on the part of the 2017 V8 Supercars rules that allow non-V8 engines to run yet, because I'll admit: I love that sound. On the other hand, I'm all about the part of the 2017 regulations that allow non-sedan body styles, however, because we could be getting a Volvo wagon. REJOICE!
You think Volvo is facing challenging times in the United States in the lead-up to the new XC90's launch?
Every year in America, the president issues a State of the Union address in which he (or she, to be fair and forward-looking) takes stock of the political landscape and lays out his (or her) agenda. Since this is Jalopnik, I think we should issue a State of the Wagon address, and assess where the 2015 Volvo V60 fits…
You kids like Volvo wagons, don't you?
While it comes with a six-speed automatic instead of a stick, the Volvo V60 R-Design Hybrid is still the most desirable family car I've seen in a long time.
The Volvo XC60 and V60 are capable vehicles in both their segments, but having driven both of them back to back and comparing their specs, I can't imagine why one would spend more on the crossover than the wagon. Here lies, in my opinion, a strong business case to consider wagons over crossovers.
Volvo wagons have historically been popular among the environmentally conscious set, despite the fact they've never been that fuel efficient. Of course, that's what you get when you're powering such a heavy brick. But the 2015 Volvo V60 is different. Not only is it curvy and pretty, it's also very easy on gas.
Hannukah came a day early this year as Volvo just told us, for serious, that the hopped up Volvo V60 Polestar is definitely coming to America. Volvo wagon. Bright blue. 350 horsepower. Sub 5.0-second 0-60 mph time. I think I just blue myself!
Yes, the new-to-America Volvo V60 wagon looks good, but why exactly is that? What is it about the design that works so well?