Welcome to the United States Canadian border in Port Huron, Michigan. Behind me is the Blue Water Bridge. Beside me is a blue Volvo V60 Polestar. This is the last year for this generation of car, and while it is old, this performance wagon is still a blast to drive.
A crossover leads the charge, but let's not forget about a particular Scandinavian wagon.
The new Volvo V60 is just on the horizon.
We see how the latest wagon compares to its rivals.
Hybrid powertrains, sleek new looks, safety tech galore and, wait, 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds? You'd better believe it!
The current Volvo V60 has been on sale since 2010.
It was developed with Cyan Racing, Polestar's WTCC partner.
Designed for the S60, V60, and XC60 in T6 AWD trim, this ECU upgrade is supposed to improve drivability instead of outright speed.
The 2016 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar now use the twin-charged Drive-E engine to make 367 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque. The models are also 97 pounds lighter than last year and get slotted Brembo brakes. Deliveries begin this summer.
Wish your S60, V60, or XC60 had a sportier edge? Volvo is here to help with the new Polestar Performance Parts line.
Polestar has extended its T6 AWD optimization package from the XC90 flagship to the smaller S60 sedan, V60 wagon, and XC60 crossover, raising output and improving response throughout the powertrain.
Back by popular demand, Volvo is following up on the first batch of S60 and V60 Polestar performance models with another 750 units for the 2016 model year.
Long before Volvo got into the crossover-utility game with the XC90 and XC60, it was making ruggedized all-wheel-drive wagons. In fact it's been doing so longer than Audi has, and almost as long as Subaru. And now it's returned to that tradition with the debut of its new V60 Cross Country on the floor of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
I must have been around Bar Mitzvah age when I was in the back of my parents' car on the highway as we passed a truck full of Volvo 850 T-5R wagons – half of them in black, half in banana yellow. It was one of the coolest things I'd ever seen: a whole gaggle of sleeper power wagons that were infinitely cooler than whatever minivan we were riding in. Hard to believe that was 20 years ago, but it was. And Polestar is understandably keen to mark the anniversary of the first overt Volvo perfor