NEW FOR 2015:
Volvo returns to the wagon segment for 2015 with the V60, a longroof version of the S60 sedan that got a styling update in 2015, and new four-cylinder engines (dubbed DriveE by Volvo) and an eight-speed transmission for this year.
Engines include a new Drive-E 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder making 240 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, a turbocharged five-cylinder good for 250 hp/266 lb-ft, and a turbocharged six-cylinder tuned for either 300, 325 or 350 hp, and 325, 354 or 369 lb-ft, depending on what trim it ends up in. Drive-E cars use an eight-speed automatic, while the rest get a six-speed. Missing here is the 300-hp turbocharged AND supercharged Drive-E four-cylinder available in T6 versions of the sedan.
The V60 comes in four lines, including the T5 Drive-E, T5 AWD, T6 AWD and T6 R-Design AWD. As that suggests, all cars are AWD except the Drive-E cars. T5 and T5 AWD models can be had in base, Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum trims; T6 cars come in base, Premier Plus and Platinum trims, and R-Design models are sold in base and Platinum versions.
Base models start with the base 2.0L engine, eight-speed transmission and front-wheel drive, 17-inch wheels, electric parking brake, intelligent driver information system, security system, whiplash protection system, keyless entry with locking fuel door, torque vectoring and corner traction control, dual exhaust, LED taillights and mirror-mounted turn signal repeaters, sunroof, outside temperature gauge, heated side mirrors, puddle lights, rain-sensing wipers, touring suspension, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, centre console storage, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, eco-plus functionality, front centre armrest and cupholders, heated front seats, illuminated and lockable glovebox, lighted vanity mirrors, leather shifter and steering wheel, eight-way power front seats lumbar, driver's seat memory, power-folding rear headrests, power windows with front auto up/down, split folding rear seat with pass-through, rear armrest with cupholder, tilt-and-telescopic steering, floor mats, trip computer, Volvo Sensus with seven-inch colour display, eight-speaker stereo with auxiliary and USB inputs, Bluetooth, and satellite radio.
Premier trim adds keyless drive and personal car communicator, bright side window trim, adaptive TFT gauge cluster, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Premier Plus brings a garage door opener, power-folding side mirrors, backup camera, compass in rearview mirror, and a grocery bag holder.
Platinum includes auto-dimming side mirrors, accent lighting, and a 12-speaker stereo with 650-watt amplifier.
T6 AWD models get keyless drive and bright side window trim, sunroof, dynamic chassis tuning, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and sport seats with charcoal headliner. T6 AWD cars add speed-sensitive steering.
R-Design models get unique interior and exterior treatments, sport chassis tuning, front and rear sport seats, and the Polestar engine tune.
Polestar cars use the 350-hp engine and get upgraded suspension and brakes.
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