Volvo V60 T8 Sports-Wagon Or the Volvo XC60 SUV

Volvo V60 T8 Sports-Wagon Or the Volvo XC60 SUV

This is a question we have asked many Volvo fans and the response in recent days has been leaning more towards the V60 sports wagon which has just been launched as a locally assembled model at an attractive price of just RM287,000. You get all that wagon versatility and fuel efficiency from the plug-in hybrid powertrain and let us not forget that sporty stance and performance.

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Volvo XC60 details

However, after any prospective buyer visits a Volvo showroom, there is a great chance that the booking form will carry a different model, the Volvo XC60 SUV.

V60 sports wagon

Yes, the SUV phenomenon continues here and the rest of the world and this is why sales of wagons have slowed down a lot and sales of SUV’s have risen to a point where some car brands are just completely eliminating sedans and wagons from the product portfolio and having more SUV and Crossover choices instead.

Volvo XC60 SUV cabin

Few car manufacturers can match Volvo Cars' history and credibility in making well-designed, practical, and versatile station wagons.

V60 sports wagon cabin

The new Volvo V60 shares Volvo Cars' Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the award-winning new XC60 and three top-of-the-line 90 series cars, which have been the collective force behind the company's record-breaking global sales performance in recent years.

Volvo XC60 SUV features

The SPA-based Volvo V60 introduces a new standard to the mid-size premium estate segment with a luxurious interior, increased levels of space, advanced connectivity, and Volvo Cars' latest driver-support systems and other safety technology.

Volvo V60 T8 specifications

Volvo XC60 T8 specifications

Engine: Inline 4, turbocharged, supercharged + Electric Motor

Capacity: 1969cc

Volvo V60 T8 Sports-Wagon

Gearbox: 8-speed conventional automatic

Max power: 299bhp @ 6,000rpm + 88hp electric

Max torque: 400Nm @ 2,200Nm + 240Nm electric

Top Speed: 250km/h

0-100 km/h: 4.9 secs

Selling Price: RM287,000

Meanwhile, the Volvo XC60 SUV specifications 

 Volvo XC60 SUV specifications 

Engine: Inline 4, turbocharged, supercharged + Electric Motor

Capacity: 1969cc

Gearbox: 8-speed conventional automatic

 Volvo XC60 SUV specs

Max power: 320bhp @ 5,700rpm + 87hp electric

Max torque: 400Nm @ 2,200Nm + 240Nm electric

Top Speed: 230km/h

0-100 km/h: 5.3 secs

Selling Price: RM343,000

 Volvo XC60 SUV

So, as you can see, the SUV is slightly less enthusiastic with acceleration and top speed and costs almost RM55,000 more. This makes the decision to move to an SUV quite interesting as the question will arise, do you need the high driving position and the all-wheel drive ability?

Volvo V60 T8 Sports-Wagon Or The Volvo XC60 SUV: conclusion

Most Volvo buyers are premium owners and they live in premium neighborhoods that have no flooding issues but they have ‘snob’ issues with neighbors that drive SUV’s which is a default choice today to show wealth.

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Volvo XC60 vs Volvo V60 Comparison

Volvo XC60
  • RM 292,267 - RM 325,450
Volvo V60
  • RM 286,910
XC60 vs V60

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