This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Volvo blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
When you live in the middle of the Midwest, road tripping is not only a past time, it’s a necessity. Out here in the boonies among the corn and the cows in small town Iowa, we have mile after mile of highway in between stops just to get to a city with real shopping and restaurants and that can often mean a half day or full day road trip for something most folks drive around the corner for in big cities.
However, adventure is what you make of it and there’s no reason to waste all of that great road trip time taking in the scenery and spending time with family and friends while on the road. We travel a lot at Two Kids and a Coupon and as a result, we spend a lot of time in our cars. We put many, many miles on over the course of the year and while we don’t have one at the current moment, one of our fav vehicles over the years has always been a Volvo Wagon
Yes, minivans are all well and good when you’re wrangling two kids and a coupons out on your latest adventures, and maybe it’s because I’m getting nostalgic as I get ready to hit the big 4-0, but there’s something cool about the stationwagon and Volvo has given that old classic that has been around for 60 years some awesome new features for modern families. Here’s some of the things you might want to check out on the all-new Volvo V60 Sportswagon which is making its U.S. debut.
- Power and automatic everything
- Rain sensors
- Cross traffic alert
- Adaptive digital display
- Active dual xenon headlights
- Headlight washers
- Grocery bag holders
- Tri-folding rear sets
Check out videos outlining new features here: http://www.thewagonisback.com/v60-up-close/
Ergonomic seats in the front grip your body on tight turns. In the rear, seats come in 40/20/40 segments, offering plenty of room and flexibility for your lifestyle. Climb inside and you’re greeted by a sleek, luxurious interior that evokes design cues from contemporary Scandinavian furniture.
Bold New Look:
Stand out for all the right reasons. The V60 isn’t simply a repurposed sedan with a lifted trunk. Rather, it’s designed for purpose, the way a wagon should be. The wide grille and lights form a prominent face. Clean lines flow from the classic Volvo V-shaped sculpted hood, creating strong shoulders that frame the signature tail lights and integrated exhaust. Clearly, the V60 has a style of its own.
Since our first wagon, safety has always been a priority. Volvo IntelliSafe offers features like standard City Safety, which prevents or mitigates slow moving collisions with smart automatic braking. Optional Pedestrian & Cyclist Detection, with full auto brake can automatically stop you at speeds up to 31 mph if a person steps or swerves suddenly into your lane. Trust us, this car knows what it’s doing.
Designed for Purpose:
In a car that seems to do everything, we wanted to help you do a little more too. The V60’s intuitive and advanced features were designed with you in mind. Choose from three modes to personalize your Adaptive Digital TFT Display, and use Integrated Bluetooth® to enjoy hands-free mobile operation and audio streaming from any connected device.
While this wicked winter weather, heavy snow and brutal cold temperatures have kept our road trip to a minimum the last couple months, we’re hoping spring thaw will be on its way soon and we can hit the road for a great family road trip or two. I can’t wait to go wagonspotting along the way!