With the launch of the new Volvo S60, a wagon version of the Swedish mid-sized exec was bound to happen, and here is it caught in action without much disguise except for blacked out emblems. This “V60” looks very nice, and differs from previous Volvo estates in that it has a sharp rising shoulder line, which translates to a narrow glasshouse. In fact, the angle of the shoulder line looks even more acute than the S60 saloon’s; not sure then if this car will have an airy cabin.

The wagon’s front end is lifted directly from the saloon, which has a jutted out nose flanked by scuplted “boomerang” style shapes below the headlamps. The rear design meanwhile, looks like a flatter version of the XC60’s and comes with the SUV’s distinctive taillamp cluster with a curved LED bar inside.

Engine options should mirror the saloon’s, which includes a twin-scroll turbo 3.0-litre inline-six with 300 bhp and 440 Nm for the T6 and the new properly downsized 2.0-litre GDTi engine, which is good for 203 bhp and 300 Nm of torque from 1,750 to 4,000 rpm.

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