Thursday, December 17, 2009

Volvo Australia speak about S60 and V60

Some more details about the launch of the V60 from Volvo Australia MD Alan Desselss:

Volvo S60 to launch in November 2010 for 2011 model year.
Launch engines to include 2.4 i5 and new D5 diesel.
Powerful & efficient GTDi engine to be introduced later.
Volvo V60 to launch in early 2011 and will be unveiled at Paris Motor Show, which runs from 2 - 17 October 2010.
Both models to share engine lineup and optional AWD drivetrain.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Spy shots of V60

The S60 design cues are clearly visible, along with the car's clear heritage in the V70 range. The rear, although camouflaged, bears a slight resemblance to the Saab 9-3 Sportcombi? I hope the seemingly ungainly rear overhang is as a result of the plastic additions to hide the production car's lines, and not from the hand of the designer...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Renderings of Volvo V60 estate revealed

Wearing the bold lines of Volvo’s new family styling, the V60 would likely feature the same engine options as the S60 sedan - including the EcoBoost 1.6 turbocharged direct injection engine.

Looking to take a larger slice of the prestige market, Volvo will likely aim the V60 at the likes of the BMW 3 Series Touring, Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes-Benz C-Class estate.

The 2011 Volvo S60 sedan is scheduled to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March, and while there is no official word on a wagon variant, March is a long time away. In the meantime, a number of renderings have popped up from all over the web... (Credits for the renderings contained in the renderings).