It has been all of seven months since the all-new Volvo S60 was presented to the world, and already, the wagon version known as the V60 has entered production at the Torslander plant in Sweden.
From the photo above (top), it appears to be every bit is attractive as its four-door sibling, but we’ll need to see it in the metal for a proper opinion of the car.
The V60 is the last Volvo model to have been designed under Ford leadership and ironically, is the first car to be built under Chinese ownership.
Initial production targets are for 60 cars per day, rising to 100 cars and then by November, the company hopes to be rolling off 240 V60’s each day.
Due to the economic climate in most of Volvo’s volume markets, including Sweden itself, the annual production targets have been reduced from 90,000 to 50,000 cars, of which 90 percent is expected to be sold in Europe.
In time, the V60 will be offered with 5 petrol and 3 diesel engines although, initially, availability will be limited to the 3.0L T6 with 227 kW (304 bhp) and 440 Nm, as well as the 2.0L T packing 151 kW (203 bhp) and 300 Nm.
The model range will come with the latest Volvo technology including Corner Traction Control and Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake.