2011 Volvo V60 wagon
In fairness, sales of those two wagons never took off and justification for their presence in Volvo’s U.S. lineup was hard to come by.
Sadly, Volvo’s focus on crossovers meant that we also missed out on the stylish V60, the wagon cousin to the S60 sedan, which has proven quite popular overseas and has even spawned an advanced diesel-electric plug-in hybrid variant.
That may change as Volvo is considering adding some new models to its U.S. lineup to help bolster sales, and one of these is the V60.
Speaking with Automotive News (subscription required), Volvo’s head of sales and marketing, Doug Speck, confirmed that the Swedish automaker was considering reversing the decision to not sell the V60 in the U.S.
He went on to reveal that the V60 could be in showrooms within a year if given the green light for local sale.
In the immediate future, Volvo will introduce its updated 2014 model range, which includes new styling and interiors on all models except the XC90 SUV. The new range goes on sale this June.
As for the XC90 SUV, once Volvo’s most popular model, the current version will soldier on until its replacement arrives at the end of next year.
Volvo sold just over 68k vehicles in the U.S. in 2012, an increase of only 1 percent on the previous year. The company is targeting a 5 percent growth in sales this year and hopes to eventually sell around 120k vehicles in the U.S. annually by 2020.