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Volvo's new V60 could make people forget all about the car that killed the segment

Clark Griswold killed the station wagon.

2011/2012 Hyundai Sonata wagon – Click above for high-res image gallery

BMW 3 Series Touring spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Opel Insignia hatch (left) Buick Regal sedan (right)

Times New Roman? That's for boring people. Graphic artist Alex George is clearly not a boring person. We know this because his love for the the timelessly awesome, relentlessly bulletproof, and "absolutely candid" Volvo 240 Station Wagon spawned what you see above. This, friends, is a font based entirely on the design of the inimitable, beloved "brick." It's called, quite simply, 240SW. And it's brilliant.

2010 Volvo V70 – Click above to view internal Product Update Bulletin

Many of us who sit around the Autoblog campfire every day are fans of station wagons. We love cars and love the idea of having some extra utility without giving up the generally superior driving dynamics of cars versus SUVs or crossovers. We also like the idea – if not necessarily the execution – of the Ford Taurus SHO.

2011 BMW 5 Series Touring - click above image for hi-res gallery

2010 Cadillac CTS Sportwagon – Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon - click above image for high-res gallery

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate - Click above to watch video

2010 Subaru Outback – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Jaguar XF has gotten off to a strong sales start, and with a tempting new diesel engine option in Europe and a new "R" performance model, the sport sedan is being asked to carry a lot of water for the British brand. And if new rumors prove to be true, the XF will soon be able to tote a lot more of the wet stuff thanks to a new wagon variant.

When we saw spy shots of the E63 AMG wagon a couple of months ago, we thought the extended lines might diminish the stubbiness of the E Class sedan. The camouflage, cladding, and low profile tires made it seem deceptively sleek. Now that we've seen pictures of the regular E Class wagon, we're not so sure. There are two swage lines along the sides, but without any other curvature or those nifty ConceptFascination-esque haunches, they can't break up the impression of acres of metal. It just looks