New-generation wagon is gunning straight for the Audi A4 Avant when it arrives towards the end of the year, headlined by a plug-in hybrid flagship variant.
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Volvo Car Australia has confirmed the all-new V60 wagon will be joining the local range before the end of the year, shortly after its S60 sedan twin lobs Down Under.

At this stage a handful of engine and trim variants will be offered here, including the flagship T8 plug-in hybrid with its powerful 288kW/640Nm petrol-electric drivetrain.

Pricing will be announced closer to launch, but you can expect the line-up to kick off with the entry-level T5 Momentum, moving up to the T5 Inscription and T5 R-Design, topped by the T8 R-Design. The S60 sedan should follow a similar model line-up.

If you opt for the T5, you get a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 184kW and 350Nm. The T8 Twin Engine, meanwhile, mates a 223kW/400Nm 2.0-litre twin-charged (turbo and supercharged) petrol engine with a 65kW/240Nm electric motor, making for the aforementioned system outputs of 288kW and 640Nm.

Key rivals for the V60 include the Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate, which are priced from $64,400 and $66,200 plus on-road costs respectively in base trim.

Expect the V60 to kick off at around the same bracket as its German rivals, and a decent amount of standard equipment.

The standard V60 will be joined by the jacked-up V60 Cross Country sometime in 2020, though the local arm is unable to provide more definitive timing at this stage – more details to come in another article.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest in the lead-up to the local launch.