What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say Volvo? Most likely it would be a wagon of some sort. Besides being known for its excellence in safety, Volvo can also carry the title of being one of the few automakers known for its wagons. However in the past few years, Volvo’s wagon lineup has been dwindling. The compact V50 has gone to the great parking lot in the sky, while the large V70 has set sail back Europe. The only ‘wagon’ left in Volvo’s lineup is the XC70, though the argument can be made that the XC70 is more of a crossover.
Well a new wagon is coming from Volvo.
Doug Speck, Volvo cars' senior vice president marketing, sales, and customer service announced at the New York Auto Show that early next year, the Volvo V60 wagon would be sold in the U.S. The V60 is based on the S60 sedan. "The V60 builds upon our wagon heritage, and it's a beautiful evolution in design and direction for Volvo. Many consumers will be glad to see the addition of this exciting sports wagon to the Volvo lineup in America. And this time, we've added sophistication with the dynamic driving performance of a sedan," said Volvo Cars of North America President and CEO John Maloney. Details about engines, drivetrains, and pricing will be announced at a later date.