The Truth About Cars » volvo v60 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » volvo v60 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Review: 2015.5 Volvo V60 Cross Country (with video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/review-2015-5-volvo-v60-cross-country-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/review-2015-5-volvo-v60-cross-country-video/#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 13:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1030617 Volvo may not have invented the wagon but no company has as much dedication to the practical cargo hauler as the Swedish brand. With the new V60 Cross Country they have expanded to six wagons world-wide (V40, V40 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, V70 and XC70). Wagon fans sad that Volvo isn’t bringing their […]

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Volvo may not have invented the wagon but no company has as much dedication to the practical cargo hauler as the Swedish brand. With the new V60 Cross Country they have expanded to six wagons world-wide (V40, V40 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, V70 and XC70). Wagon fans sad that Volvo isn’t bringing their […]

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Volvo Launches Successor To Subaru Outback SUS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/volvo-launches-successor-subaru-outback-sus/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/volvo-launches-successor-subaru-outback-sus/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:15:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=973953 The Volvo V60 Cross Country makes sense. But this? The S60 Cross Country, much like the former Subaru Outback SUS, is a sedan with the ride height of a crossover. Powered by a 2.5L 5-cylinder engine, the AWD sedan is probably not what Volvo needs to gain a bettert foothold in the U.S. market.  

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The Volvo V60 Cross Country makes sense. But this? The S60 Cross Country, much like the former Subaru Outback SUS, is a sedan with the ride height of a crossover. Powered by a 2.5L 5-cylinder engine, the AWD sedan is probably not what Volvo needs to gain a bettert foothold in the U.S. market.  

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Can’t Sell Your Wagon? Call It A Crossover http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/cant-sell-wagon-call-crossover/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/cant-sell-wagon-call-crossover/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:39:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=941233 Faced with dismal sales of the Volvo V60, the Swedish auto maker has decided to adopt a time-tested strategy for boosting sales of slow-selling station wagons: turning it into a pseudo-crossover. Enter the 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country. The V60 is sure to bring three things to the party All-wheel drive and a turbocharged 5-cylinder […]

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Faced with dismal sales of the Volvo V60, the Swedish auto maker has decided to adopt a time-tested strategy for boosting sales of slow-selling station wagons: turning it into a pseudo-crossover. Enter the 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country. The V60 is sure to bring three things to the party All-wheel drive and a turbocharged 5-cylinder […]

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Capsule Review: 2014 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/capsule-review-2014-volvo-v60-t6-r-design/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/capsule-review-2014-volvo-v60-t6-r-design/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:45:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=919634 Is it really necessary to beat the dead horse again? We know that enthusiasts love wagons, demand more wagons, praise wagons and don’t buy wagons. We should be lucky we have any wagons left in our marketplace. The Audi A4 and Subaru Legacy wagons gave way to the Allroad and Outback, two jacked-up, cladding-encrusted faux-crossovers that […]

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Is it really necessary to beat the dead horse again? We know that enthusiasts love wagons, demand more wagons, praise wagons and don’t buy wagons. We should be lucky we have any wagons left in our marketplace. The Audi A4 and Subaru Legacy wagons gave way to the Allroad and Outback, two jacked-up, cladding-encrusted faux-crossovers that […]

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Even Volvo Buyers Don’t Buy Wagons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/even-volvo-buyers-dont-buy-wagons/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/even-volvo-buyers-dont-buy-wagons/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:11:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=911138 You didn’t think the V60 was going to save Volvo, and it hasn’t. The job of saving Volvo in North America will be left up to the next XC90, a nameplate which accounted for 28% of Volvo USA sales in 2004, but just 9% so far this year. The hope was that the V60 would […]

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You didn’t think the V60 was going to save Volvo, and it hasn’t. The job of saving Volvo in North America will be left up to the next XC90, a nameplate which accounted for 28% of Volvo USA sales in 2004, but just 9% so far this year. The hope was that the V60 would […]

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Volvo V60 Polestar To Bow In Chicago http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/volvo-v60-polestar-to-bow-in-chcagio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/volvo-v60-polestar-to-bow-in-chcagio/#comments Sat, 01 Feb 2014 20:24:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=730706   I thought I preferred the subtlety of the brown XC70 Polestar I tested back in September. I was wrong. With 350 horsepower and all-wheel drive, this must be the most desirable wagon offered for sale on our shores, even without a manual transmission. Press days for the show run from Thursday, February 6th to […]

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  I thought I preferred the subtlety of the brown XC70 Polestar I tested back in September. I was wrong. With 350 horsepower and all-wheel drive, this must be the most desirable wagon offered for sale on our shores, even without a manual transmission. Press days for the show run from Thursday, February 6th to […]

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Volvo Revives The Wagon With Three Different Powertrains http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/volvo-revives-the-wagon-with-three-different-powertrains/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/volvo-revives-the-wagon-with-three-different-powertrains/#comments Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:03:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=517353 Starting in January of 2014, consumers will be able to buy a real wagon again from Volvo. The brand will re-introduce the V60 “sports wagon”, with a lineup of 4, 5 and 6-cylinder turbocharged engines, with the 4-cylinder motors eventually filtering down to the rest of the lineup. At launch, Volvo’s current family of turbocharged […]

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Starting in January of 2014, consumers will be able to buy a real wagon again from Volvo. The brand will re-introduce the V60 “sports wagon”, with a lineup of 4, 5 and 6-cylinder turbocharged engines, with the 4-cylinder motors eventually filtering down to the rest of the lineup. At launch, Volvo’s current family of turbocharged […]

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Volvo Station Wagon Delights Derek’s Parents, Gives CAFE The Middle Finger http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/volvo-station-wagon-gives-cafe-the-middle-finger/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/volvo-station-wagon-gives-cafe-the-middle-finger/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:20:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494518   What you’re looking at here is A big “F U” to CAFE regulations Very likely the next vehicle my parents buy When Volvo killed off the V70 wagon in 2010, it marked a turning point for the brand; how could Volvo continue on without its signature product, the station wagon? It seemed as absurd […]

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  What you’re looking at here is A big “F U” to CAFE regulations Very likely the next vehicle my parents buy When Volvo killed off the V70 wagon in 2010, it marked a turning point for the brand; how could Volvo continue on without its signature product, the station wagon? It seemed as absurd […]

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Volvo Revives The Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/volvo-revives-the-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/volvo-revives-the-wagon/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:38:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482489 After suffering from a temporary bout of insanity, Volvo is reviving the station wagon. Starting in 2014, the V60 will be sold to American consumers, though specifications have not been announced. Expect the 3.0L turbocharged inline six and the boosted 2.5L 5-cylinder engine to appear.

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After suffering from a temporary bout of insanity, Volvo is reviving the station wagon. Starting in 2014, the V60 will be sold to American consumers, though specifications have not been announced. Expect the 3.0L turbocharged inline six and the boosted 2.5L 5-cylinder engine to appear.

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Volvo XC60 Plug-In Hybrid: Because Wagons Don’t Play In Peoria http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/volvo-xc60-plug-in-hybrid-because-wagons-dont-play-in-peoria/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/volvo-xc60-plug-in-hybrid-because-wagons-dont-play-in-peoria/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:51:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424266 There was ample hand-wringing when Volvo announced the death of their iconic station wagon in North America. While enthusiasts mourned the death of a cult classic, Volvo also announced a plug-in hybrid version of their V60 wagon, powered by a diesel engine and a hybrid drivetrain. Naturally, this vehicle was not destined for sale in […]

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There was ample hand-wringing when Volvo announced the death of their iconic station wagon in North America. While enthusiasts mourned the death of a cult classic, Volvo also announced a plug-in hybrid version of their V60 wagon, powered by a diesel engine and a hybrid drivetrain. Naturally, this vehicle was not destined for sale in […]

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