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2015 Volvo V60 offers stylish station wagon utility (pictures)

Volvo's new V60 station wagon amps up the power with Polestar tuning and adds data-powered apps such as Yelp and Rdio.

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Although station wagons are a tough sell in the US, Volvo continues to offer its V60 model.

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The V60 makes for an excellent all-around car, offering utility and fine driving dynamics.

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These wheels make a pretty good case for the V60 T6 R-design trim level by themselves.

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The V60 T6 R-design comes standard with engine programming by Volvo's favorite racing shop, Polestar.

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The V60 T6 uses an in-line six-cylinder engine, turbocharged to produce 325 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.

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This roof-rack accessory shows the V60's utility for carrying bikes, surfboards or snowboards.

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The V60 T6 R-design comes standard with all-wheel-drive.

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As a wagon, the V60 has versatile cargo space.

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A cargo cover hides whatever you want to keep in back.

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Comfortable sport seats embody the V60's combination of utility and sportiness.

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The rear seats fold down easily for greater cargo capacity.

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Volvo's premium segment marketing means quality materials in the cabin.

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Steering is enhanced during hard cornering by Volvo's corner braking system.

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The LCD instrument cluster can be set to three different themes.

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The six-speed automatic has a very aggressive sport program.

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The 7-inch LCD is on the small side, though the graphics from the Sensus Connect system look good.

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Volvo includes online search options on the main destination menu.

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Sensus Connect includes a variety of apps, from Pandora to Yelp.

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The V60 includes the usual set of audio sources, in addition to Internet-based apps.

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USB drive and iOS device audio sources get this music library interface.

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