Before the new Volvo V60 Wagon hits the American market in January, the Swedish car maker announced the technical specs of the car, which comes with three engines. America is not really a wagon loving country, but what the new V60 offers might change their attitude toward this brilliant type of vehicle.
The Volvo V60 Wagon can be had in the U.S. as a front-wheel-drive Drive-E variant with a 2.0 liter turbocharged, 240-horsepower and 258 lb.-feet of torque engine. However, it is recommended that you consider the more versatile four-wheel-drive versions.
The AWD V60 can be had with either a 250 horsepower 3.5 liter five-cylinder engine that generates 266 lb.-feet of torque, or a performance-tuned T6 engine with 325 horsepower and 354 lb.-feet of torque. The latter is offered exclusively with the R-Design model, which is the most powerful wagon in Volvo’s history. And they used to make some very fast wagons back in the day.
The FWD Drive-E models then are for those concerned with fuel economy, and the R-Design the car of choice for those who want an unassuming wagon capable of smoking sports cars. The R-Design V60 also comes with a unique aerodynamic body kit, larger wheels, sport suspension, R-Design interior appointments, and an Advanced Quick Shift transmission.