Volvo V60 Sportswagon Coming To America

By John Beltz Snyder

September 12, 2013

Volvo has announced that the V60 Sportswagen will be arriving in US showrooms in January.
The V60 will be available with three turbocharged engine variants. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine from the new Drive-E family of motors will be available with front-wheel drive. That engine produces 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
The T5 and T6 engines will be paired with all-wheel drive. The 2.5-liter five-cylinder makes 250 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, while the 3.0-liter six offers 325 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.
Scroll down for more details in the press release, below.
Volvo Announces Engines for V60 Sportswagon Coming to U.S. Market
ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2013) – Targeting best-in-class performance and best-in-class fuel economy, Volvo Cars of North America announced engines for the much-anticipated Volvo V60 sportswagon that will hit American shores in January.
From the automaker known for its wagons, the new Volvo V60 is by no means ordinary. It provides all the handling of a dynamic sports sedan but offers additional versatility for people who need a wagon. Pricing and specifications will be announced at a later date.
Powered By a Range of Engine Choices
The V60 will feature front-drive power from the new Drive-E family and all-wheel-drive models will be powered by engines from Volvo’s current lineup. One of the Drive-E gasoline engines will be offered — a two-liter, turbocharged, 240-horsepower version.
“This is an exciting time of transformation for Volvo and shows our Swedish heart is beating strongly,” said Volvo Cars of North America President and CEO John Maloney. “The V60 signifies our first step in a gradual move toward powerful, highly efficient, four-cylinder engines across the entire portfolio of our vehicles.”
As a result, U.S. V60 customers can choose between the new engine and some current engines until Volvo transitions solely to Drive-E. At the top of the power heap is the performance-tuned T6 engine offered in the V60 R-Design, making 325 horsepower and 354 lb.-feet of torque.  
V60 Engine Range:
4 cylinders
2.0 Liter
240 HP
258 lb.-feet
New Drive-E
5 cylinders
2.5 Liter
250 HP
266 lb.-feet
6 cylinders
3.0 Liter
325 HP
354 lb.-feet
The smaller, lighter Drive-E engines deliver considerably lower emissions and higher fuel economy savings — ranging from 13 to 26 percent depending on the engine to which they are compared. They also offer the opportunity to be augmented by electrification. Specific fuel economy numbers will become available shortly before cars with Drive-E powertrains reach retail outlets early next year.
Most Powerful Wagon in Volvo History
For the more performance-minded individual, Volvo’s R-Design version of the V60 promises a more intense driving experience. Decked out in distinctive R-Design visual cues, revved by the performance-tuned T6 engine and enhanced with Advanced Quick Shift — transmission optimization software that improves the speed of each gear change — the V60 R-Design will be the fastest and most powerful wagon in Volvo history.