Volvo confirms return of the wagon with V60 headed to US
Turns out that promised new production Volvo model for the United States is indeed the V60 wagon, as we had previously predicted. And it’s not terribly surprising, as Volvo has a long and storied history of wagon sales in the US, from the old, loveable 240 to the more recent high-performance V70R. And yet the automaker hasn’t had a proper non-XC, non-crossover-style wagon in the US since it pulled the V70 away at the end of the 2010 model year.
“The new Volvo V60 is for people who want the handling of a dynamic sports sedan but need the versatility of a wagon,” says Volvo, highlighting the reason many of us on the Autoblog team harbor such fondness for wagons in general.
Volvo is currently showing off the R-Design package for its entire model line, including the V60, at the New York Auto Show. We don’t know for sure if the V60 will launch with the R-Design package or if it will come at a later date, and we also see no mention of a Polestar edition, though we’re hopeful.
Of course, we’re on our knees pleading that Volvo will see the light and decide to offer its latest V40 and XC40 wagons in the US, too. But back to the news at hand – we don’t yet have pricing or final specifications, but Volvo says the V60 will hit the States early in 2014. Check out the image gallery above for visuals, and feel free to read through the brief press release below.
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