Volvo Revives The Wagon

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
volvo revives the wagon

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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  • Palandi Palandi on Mar 27, 2013

    Derek, any news of your V70 project?

  • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Mar 27, 2013

    Subaru needs to do the same with the Legacy. Americans can only get the jacked-up Outback version when we were once offered the regular version as well as the GT.

  • Kosmo Kosmo on Mar 28, 2013

    If I want a wagon, I want a real wagon, not -- as noted perfectly above -- a slammed CUV. A step backwards from the V50, IMO. I would buy a new V50R AWD with stick tomorrow. No diesel needed, here.

  • Nanouk Nanouk on Mar 31, 2013

    My late father wanted to buy me a car in 2003. I chose a Passat wagon. I was warned before by my mechanic (CB garage/Montreal) that it would be a very expensive front end with 8 control arms! And yes. But I really love the car- in its 10th year! Travelling with a dog & stuff, it has excellent space under the tonneau. And the drive is soooo comfortable. As I didn't pay for it, I am justifying keeping it! So far apart from the "several" control arm replacements, I have been lucky. The other repairs are what I would consider usual wear and tear. Body in excellent shape. I would consider Golf/Jetta sport wagon diesel. Would like to know an opinion out there?? Volvo has a bad rep. in my circles. Used to love the boxie models. Very practical! Agree with those who love "waggies" over crossovers or suv's. The wagons are my version of a "crossover" between elegance and work vehicle. Hits my sweet spot!