- the volvo v90, which had been only available by special order, will not be sold in the united states for the 2022 model year.
- the base variants of the v60, which featured the t5 powertrain, will no longer be available in the u.s. next year.
- cross country versions of both, with body cladding and raised ride height, will stick around, as does the performance plug-in-hybrid version of the v60, the recharge t8 polestar.
many of the greatest volvos have been station wagons, from the dependable 240 to the athletic 850 t-5r estate and its british touring car championship race-car counterpart. sadly, for 2022, american car buyers will have fewer options when it comes to volvo’s beautiful wagons—on thursday, motor trend reported that the v90 was getting the axe and then on friday roadshow by cnet discovered that base versions of the v60 were being killed off as well.
the v90 had been available on a special-order basis, but with dealers not stocking them in showrooms it's unsurprising to see the wagon fall by the wayside. the handsome v90 was offered in two configurations: the front-wheel-drive t5 was powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder while the more expensive t6 featured both a turbocharger and supercharger, as well as all-wheel drive. the unique t6 powertrain does live on in the v90 cross country, a lifted version of the wagon that masquerades as an suv for added marketability, which volvo confirmed to cnet will continue to be sold in the united states.
the v60 is also not entirely gone—only the t5 powertrain, which was exclusively front-wheel-drive on the v60, is being discontinued. this means that the v60 recharged t8 polestar, a 415-hp plug-in hybrid with the turbocharged and supercharged inline-four, will live on, as will the awd cross country variants, which use the t5 setup. the v90 and base versions of the v60 will be missed, but at least volvo’s wagon duo will live on in some form.