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Published on February 4th, 2011 | by Seán Ward

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Latest Volvo V60 Estate

The latest Volvo V60 estate, Volvo claims, is not the courier box on wheels that is usually but rather a sporty coupé.

The improved looks haven’t damaged the Volvo’s carrying ability, however. The new car has 430 litres of space with the rear seats in place, and a totally flat load bay floor.

There will be four petrol engines to start with, the most basic of these being a four-cylinder 1.6 with either 150 or 180 bhp. Then there will be a 240 bhp four-cylinder engine and a range topping 3.0 litre with 304 bhp. All of these petrols have six-speed manuals.

There will also be three diesel engines to choose from: a single-turbo 2.0 litre with 163 bhp, a twin-turbo 2.4 litre with 205 bhp, and a basic 1.6 litre 115 bhp low-C02 emissions diesel.

Volvo Cars President and CEO Stephen Odell says: “The typical sports wagon customer is an S60 buyer who would like some extra space and flexibility, but without the slightest compromise on sporty design and exciting driving properties”.

Published on 9th July 2010 at www.motoringpress.wordpress.com.

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