First spy shots of Volvo's new estate
16 February 2010

These are the first spy pictures of the new Volvo V60.

The V60 is the estate version of the S60 and, along with the XC60 SUV, is part of the Volvo’s 60 range, which the Swedish firm hopes will become its biggest-selling model line-up.

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Volvo claims the S60 is the most dynamic car it has ever produced, and the V60 will share the saloon’s underpinnings and styling. Its platform is an extended version of the Ford Mondeo’s.

The V60’s engine range is likely to mirror the S60’s, meaning it will be launched with two petrol engines - a 304bhp turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six and a 203bhp 2.0-litre turbo four-pot - as well as two five-cylinder diesels, with 205bhp and 163bhp.

Four more engines, all four-cylinder units, will be added during the first year of the S60’s production, including 240bhp 2.0-litre petrol unit and a 180bhp 1.6 petrol. These should all find their way into the V60, too. All models will be available with four-wheel drive as an option.

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16 February 2010

Does this replace the V50 and V70, or supplement them?

16 February 2010

There is no way they can sell this alongside the V50 and V70, it would have to replace either one or both of them. Volvos range is very misaligned.

16 February 2010

I think that the idea is that the range will be s40/v50 - sized like Jetta / Golf estate, s60/v60 sized like 3-series and s80/v70 sized like the 5-series, but it is all a confusing mess at the moment!

16 February 2010

This is quite exciting for me because I've always liked Volvo and twice have almost bought one (once on a whim!). The V50 has always seemed too compromised for me - the rear seat area is tiny and the boot is also smaller than the Focus its based on. However the V70 is too large and expensive. If Volvo can sort the chassis settings out they might stand a chance.

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