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Volvo V70 T6 AWD R-DESIGN Geartronic

How many times? The Volvo V70 T6 AWD R-DESIGN Geartronic is 'not' a yacht.

By Stephen Turvil
Feb 01, 2012
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How many times? The Volvo V70 T6 AWD R-DESIGN Geartronic is 'not' a yacht. It is the manufacturer's top-of-the-range estate car – and has little in common with the Volvo Ocean Race. Why then – for crying out loud – does a certain person in my life expect to see a rudder emerging from the vehicle's rear? How many drinks has this plonker had? Either way, the V70 actually has a spacious boot at its 'stern'. Cargo capacity is 575-litres; increasing to 1,600-litres with the rear seats folded flat. However, this load-lugger is not the most spacious boat on the water - the Mondeo and Passat Estates both have larger boots.

How many times? The Volvo V70 T6 AWD R-DESIGN Geartronic is 'not' powered by a sail screwed to its bonnet. This lifestyle statement has a 3.0-litre six-cylinder 303PS petrol engine that propels it across the channel – and to 62mph – in a super-quick 6.9 seconds. Top speed is 155mph. However, unfortunately, this six-speed automatic guzzles gas like an ocean liner – so it only averages 27.7mpg. The compensation is composed handling, the four-wheel-drive system, and the luxurious interior. It also wears a posh badge, so it looks 'appropriate' next to a new yacht. No wonder it costs £38,325. Could I have a boat for that?

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By Stephen Turvil
Feb 01, 2012