#Volvo has announced the choice of powertrains available for it's highly anticipated V60 Sportswagon. This wagon version of the S60 sedan arrives in dealerships in January 2014, and it shouldn't disappoint performance fans.
The Sportswagon will initially be offered with T5 and T6 engines which will be paired with an electronically controlled Haldex all wheel drive system. The V60 will provide the driver with the same driving dynamics as the S60 sedan, with all of the conveniences that a wagon can offer a family. Specific details and retail prices will be announced at a later date.
At the high end of the range, the R-Design version of the #Volvo V60 Sportswagon offers fans 325 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. These extra 25 horses and 29 lb-ft are obtained through an engine management software update performed by Polestar Performance, a long-time partner of #Volvo.
With it's distinctive design elements, the R-Design offers a stylish interior while being performance oriented. The transmission will also be optimized using Advanced Quick Shift, an optimization of the gearbox software, which improves the speed of the gear changes. The V60 R-Design will be the fastest and most powerful wagon offered in Volvo's history.
In high demand throughout the world, the V60 comes late in the game of powerful four cylinder, fuel saving engines, though just in time for next summer. The front wheel drive version will offer the four cylinder 2.0-litre turbocharged E-Drive. This 240 horsepower engine will join the line-up of engines currently offered in the S60, until Volvo has completed it's transition to a full range of four cylinder engines.
President and CEO of Volvo Cars of Canada, Marc Engelen, believes that Canadians appreciate the V60 because of it's style, performance, convenience and fuel economy. "Volvo may be known for it's wagons, but the new Volvo V60 is nothing like you've ever seen before in this country."
By Linda Aylesworth - autoExpert.ca