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Volvo May Just Build the Concept Estate as the V90

This just needs to happen.

In case you haven’t realized, we’re big fans of Volvo’s recently unveiled Concept Estate. It may just be one of the sexiest wagons we’ve ever seen. And we want one, badly. Because of the positive attention it received at Geneva earlier this month, it appears Volvo is now confident enough to move ahead with a production version. Early reports are claiming that a production version could arrive as early as 2015, and that it’ll effectively be a replacement for the V70.

In the US, this is sold as a raised wagon called the XC70. Little else is known at the moment, but the XC70’s architecture dates back to before 2007, so a replacement is long overdue. A so-called V90, according to Autobild, could theoretically ride on Volvo’s new Scalable Platform Architecture, built with high-strength steel and aluminum. Another likelihood would also see a V90 be powered by at least one of the brand’s new turbo fours, which are lighter and more powerful than the current six-cylinder engines. A new XC90 is currently in the final stages of development, so it would make sense for Volvo to potentially use it as a basis for a V90. Only question remaining is whether a V90 will make it to the US.

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