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Volvo reveals V60


With eight different engine variants on offer, the sporty new five-door estate from Volvo has been revealed

Volvo has released details of the estate version of the S60, the V60.

Volvo is attempting to call the car a coupé instead of an estate, and its helped by the sweeoing lines and small window behind the C pillar.

Orjan Sterner, head of exterior design for the V60, said: "From a design viewpoint the focus was on making the car as close to a coupe as possible, while retaining that handy extra space at the rear.

"Our sports wagon does not aim to compete with the traditional estate car," he added. "For the customer who wants a lot of load space there is our V70."

The car has a 40/20/40-split rear seat and a fold-flat front passenger seat, and can offer a flat boot floor.

The V60's engine line-up will include five petrol engines, from 1.6 litres up to the 3.0-litre straight six, and three diesel options, 2.4 and 2.0 five-pots and a 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit.

Safety kit will include Pedestrian Detection and City Safety.

The V60 will make its public debut at the Paris motor show on 30 September, and sales will start soon after.

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