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Volvo V60 T6 R-Design Wagon (2012)

by John Ewing,reviewed April 2012

The V60 range offers a choice of engines – there’s a 1.6 and 2.0-litre turbo-petrol plus a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.
T6 models, including the premium R Design version we tested, are graced by a 3.0-litre turbo-petrol six.

It’s a strong eager performer, dispatching the 400 m sprint in a far from shabby 14.5 seconds. Volvo’s luxury all-wheel-drive wagon handles, steers and brakes in a reassuringly capable manner.

The large cargo area boosts V60’s practical appeal. There’s plentiful standard equipment and advanced safety features including blind spot information, pedestrian detection and auto-brake systems.

We like the integrated rear child booster seats, but not so the inflator kit supplied instead of a proper spare wheel.
Volvo V60 T6 R Design Wagon 2012


Driving dynamics, cargo space, safety


Inflator kit, firm ride

Key features

Climate control, 18” alloys, navigation, active xenon headlights, leather, alarm, bluetooth, power front seats, 7” multimedia system, rear park sensors and camera, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dim mirror


DFSCA, ABS, EBD, BA, TC, ESC, front/rear seatbelt pre-tensioners, city safety and collision warning with auto brake, adaptive cruise control

Car Details

Vehicle make Volvo
Vehicle model V60 T6 R-Design Waton
Vehicle type Large Over $60,000
Year 2012
Price when new $75,990 MLP
Current price range $ - $
ANCAP crash rating
5 out of 5 stars

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Engine 3.0-litre, turbo-charged petrol, 6-cyl

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.