Volvo V60 and V90 return to UK in shock estate comeback

Volvo V60 front quarter tracking
Volvo V60 front quarter tracking

Volvo V60 returns to UK with choice of mild or plug-in hybrid power

Volvo is bringing its estate cars back to the UK, having taken them off sale last year to focus on SUVs.

Autocar has found details of new UK-bound variants of the Volvo V60 and Volvo V90, which are due back on sale imminently due to a resurgence in demand for estate cars.

Their saloon equivalents, the S60 and S90, are not scheduled to make a return.

The V60 will be offered with the choice of either a 2.0-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine, producing 197bhp and capable of 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds, or a petrol plug-in hybrid with a combined 455bhp.


The larger V90 returns exclusively with plug-in power, with its uprated set-up producing 350bhp for a 0-62mph time of 5.5 seconds.

Prices for all variants are expected to be published in the coming weeks.

Volvo confirmed the decision in a statement to Autocar: "We removed the V60 and V90 from sale in the UK last August amid falling appetite for estate cars. While this remains a long-term trend, we have seen a resurgence for our estate products in recent months and have decided to reintroduce the V60 and V90 to our UK portfolio in response to this. We will begin taking orders next month.

"When operating in a fast-moving industry, we continually re-evaluate our product portfolio to ensure we have the right mix to serve all our customers. As part of this process, it is not uncommon for us to remove certain models or derivatives from sale and reintroduce them later.

"We were thrilled by the many comments from customers and media last year, with many stories and memories of how our estate cars have been a huge part of their lives. We look forward to helping create more."