Test Drive: 2015 Volvo V60 R-Design (05:33)

Published on September 5, 2015 in Video Reviews by Graeme Fletcher

"Boringly boxy" practically summed up Volvo's entire product lineup for years, says Graeme Fletcher.

Boy, how times have changed.

With a new look—and plenty of power to match—the 2015 Volvo V60 R-Design takes everything Volvo wagons were known for are stands it on its head.

Add in the turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine tuned by Polestar, and the V60 R-Design puts down an impressive 325 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque.

All that is good for a spring from 0 to 100 km/h of 5.9 seconds, not bad for an icon of Swedish safety.

This segment originally appeared on Episode 17 of Motoring 2014.

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