Volvo announced pricing for the 2015 new-to-our-market V60 wagon. Volvo debuted the V60 last year in other markets but strong demand from dealerships warranted a reconsideration on Volvo’s part.
The V60 will be available in four flavours at initial launch. There will be a choice of T5 and T6 engines along with your choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Sorry diesel fans, you’re out of luck it seems. It appears us manual transmission fans are in the same boat. You may remember my review of the S60 R-Design last year where the only thing that prevented me from giving it a perfect rating was the lack of a manual transmission, at least as an option. Looks like Volvo is stubbornly content to remain just shy of perfection, but I digress.
Power output for the engines varies, even depending on drivetrain. If you opt for the T5 front-wheel drive you’ll get 245 horses, but if you opt for all-wheel drive then you’ll get an extra 5 horsepower tacked on. The T6 will net you 300 horsepower, while ticking off the R-Design option will boost that to 325 horsepower.
V60’s will get a sunroof standard and if you pre-order your V60 today you’ll get $1,000 worth of free options or accessories.
The V60 will be in dealer lots in January 2014.
Pricing is as follows:
V60 T5 VEP FWD 245 hp $ 39,800
V60 T5 AWD 250 hp $ 41,800
V60 T6 AWD 300 hp $ 46,050
V60 R-Design 325 hp $ 50,950
But the even bigger news is Volvo’s announcement that Polestar, Volvo’s official tuning company, will be tuning the S60 and V60 and it will be exclusively available in certain markets, the Canadian market being among them.
”We are proud to present the S60 and V60 Polestar. A car developed for those who share our passion at Polestar: That driving really matters and that a true driver’s car should enable you to enjoy driving all year, on all roads and in all weather conditions. This is a driver’s car for real life,” said Christian Dahl, CEO of Polestar.
So, what exactly do you get? Well firstly you’ll get 350 horsepower and 369 pound foot torque. You’ll also get all-wheel drive, ventilated front disc brakes with Brembo calipers, front splitters and a rear diffuser, and performance wheels and tires.
Since this is bad boy performance version, surely there will be a manual transmission on this version, right? Well no. At least none was mentioned in the press release. Pricing was omitted as well, but it did say that you can grab a V60 Polestar in June of next year.