For years, if not decades, Volvo was almost synonymous with station wagon – at least in Canada. But since 2011, there has been no proper station wagon in Volvo's Canadian lineup – just the XC crossovers.
That sorry situation is about to change. Speaking at the New York International Auto Show, Doug Speck, Volvo Cars' senior vice president marketing, sales and customer service, announced that the new V60 will come to both the Canadian and U.S. markets in early 2014.
"The V60 marks a beautiful evolution in design and direction for Volvo," said Volvo Cars of Canada President and CEO Marc Engelen. "Many Canadian consumers have been asking us to bring this exciting sports wagon to the Volvo lineup and we listened."
The new V60, which made its world debut in Geneva last month, is said to be designed for people who want the handling of a dynamic sports sedan but need the versatility of a wagon.
With the V60, the Scandinavian automaker blends styling cues from the S60 sedan with the silhouette of a wagon,
The V60's rear seats can be folded down in three 40/20/40 segments, allowing considerable flexibility in how its interior space can be configured.