The all-new 2019 Volvo V60 mid-size station wagon is bucking a trend — the explosive growth of crossover suvs — but if any brand can breathe new life into the wagon, it is Volvo. For decades, Volvo station wagons grew so popular that they became a suburban cliche. It seemed that in every movie that featured a suburban family, their vehicle was a Volvo wagon.
Now, in an era when many manufacturers have long ago trashed their station wagons and some are even thinking of deep-sixing their sedans, Volvo has taken a contrarian course by pouring significant effort into its V60 wagon. It demonstrates the brand is embracing its lengthy station wagon heritage. Rather than pretend the V60 is an urban hipster conveyance, Volvo launched the vehicle in what it called “its natural habitat” — the driveway of a family home in Stockholm. The company says the new vehicle’s versatile design “caters to the diverse needs and realities of modern family life.”