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2011 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design


Mark this down: the V60 T6 R-Design is one of the best cars we drive this year. that may not have been the with the Swedish brand, but the turbocharged, all-wheel drive, V60 T6 R-Design is one of the most captivating, performance European wagons we driven for a long time.

And this is the new Volvo, now with financial backing from new the giant Geely Holdings from China, and re-invigorated the direction of new CEO and President, Stefan Before joining Volvo, Mr cut his teeth at the Volkswagen Group, was CEO of Europe, then President of North America he’s a guy and a car guy, focused on driving sales growth by rolling-out products in a variety of market

Volvo V60 Overview

R-Design is to what AMG and M Sport are to Mercedes-Benz and BMW the performance departments and the Volvo V60 T6 and S60 sedan T6 R-Design are the ‘top in the Volvo lineup.

To the already and nicely equipped V60 wagon, the touches go much further the sporty exterior and interior and include a well-sorted sports set-up.

The result is wagon, car convenience with genuine performance driving dynamics and In Volvo’s case, the V60 T6 R-Design all of that for a handy $72,150

Volvo V60 The Engine

Power from Volvo’s six-cylinder petrol engine which is a Maximum power is 224kW at and peak torque of 440Nm is 2100rpm and 4200rpm.

Drive is to all wheels via a six-speed Geartronic transmission.

Zero to 100km/h by in 6.2 seconds that’s as fast as the RX-8 sports car.

V60 The Interior

Inside, the Volvo V60 T6 highlights its sporty credentials superb R-Design front with even more support than in previous Our test car ran a black interior, looked superb with stitching, and the overall quality the excellent value-for-money proposition of the V60 T6 R-Design.

The nice R-Design steering wheel adjusted for and combined with electronic for the drivers’ seat to deliver a sporty driving position. alloy pedals were sporty touch.

R-Design models also unique ‘watch dial’ and a Dolby 12-speaker audio with a seven-inch touch (also the satellite navigation Bluetooth and iPod connectivity is

Rear seat accommodation was on par others in this segment and the seat split folds for load carrying versatility Volvo says the V60 is the only in this segment to offer and the luggage capacity is 430-litres the seats in place). And, for families, the wide 1095mm made for easy loading there’s an under-floor cargo to keep things out of sight.

V60 Exterior Styling

The Volvo V60 is the relative of the slickly styled, S60 sedan so its design genes are (does anyone still ‘boxy’ Volvo wagons?).

For a wagon, the Volvo V60 delivers a number of curves, not the least of is the roof which combines a high waistline to provide an coupe-like silhouette. Yes it’s a but this Swede has style a capital ‘S’.

On top of that, sporty R-Design department has its magic and the Volvo V60 T6 R-Design is a highlighted by a more aggressive end with a glossy piano grille, hexagonal pattern air and subtle use of matt black At the rear there’s an under-bumper — also in hexagonal — and twin, thick, exhausts which really this wagon a muscly presence.

Wheels are great-looking diamond cut 18-inch alloys.

Volvo V60 On The

There’s just something about high performance wagons the way they combine wagon practicality while the dynamic driving characteristics of sedan siblings. And Volvo’s V60 T6 is as good as they get.

We the low front spoiler might be in our CBD car park or local shopping but, nope, there no grazes and — helped by the reversing camera with lines — parking was a

But of course our high-speed mountain test loop beckoned and it was where the Volvo V60 T6 R-Design won us Turn-in was crisp, mid-corner was spot on and throttle response was in short one of the best drives of

Comparisons with the ‘Benz C63 AMG and BMW 335i M Sport Touring are and, like the Germans, the V60 T6 R-Design delivers its performance and road performance with refinement and quietness.

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