But what we’ve come to expect from Volvo wagons was not much more of a subtle variation of a box theme. Not any more. The new V60 has intriguing angles for the rear taillights and door opening that borrow from the XC60. The broad shouldered side sheet metal that evolved from the Peter Horbury design of 20 years ago still looks fresh, in fact better than ever.
As for the silhouette, however, the tapering of the roof as it reaches the D-pillar is a bit worrying.