Volvo Revives The Wagon With Three Different Powertrains
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 inline-5 and inline-6 engines will be offered, but the V60 will be the first to get the new family of 4-cylinder engines as well. The standard 2.0L version will make 240 horsepower, while reaching 60 mph in 6.1 seconds and achieving 29 mpg on the highway. A hotter version, which will use a turbocharger and a supercharger, will pack 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both 4-cylinder engines will be paired with an 8-speed automatic, while the carryover engines will use the current 6-speed ‘box. No manual will be offered.
Interestingly, Volvo claims that any growth in sales from the V60 will be “incremental”. This suggests that the V60’s return is as much a brand building exercise as much as a way to grow volume. After all, what is Volvo without a wagon?
I say this in all seriousness: Are the molds and tooling from the 240 still in existence? Are they being hidden somewhere in a south american warehouse or something? Will some billionaire please buy them and put them to good use in order to give us a proper volvo, instead of whatever that thing at the top of the page purports to be?
Why don't they bring V40 to US?
Great looking "wagon". Might be my next car. You go Volvo.
Fuji Heavy, you watching this?