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Sate your classic estate cravings with this Volvo heritage gallery

Published: 10 February 2016 Updated: 11 February 2016

► Sixty years of Volvo estate heritage in pictures
► More than six million Volvo estates sold worldwide
► New Volvo V90 due to be revealed on February 18

Got a thing for eminently practical Swedish estates? You’re in luck. Volvo’s celebrated sixty years of its estate-building heritage with a gallery of its family wagons, both classic and more recent.

Classics featured in the gallery include the sleek 1800 ES, the two-box 245 and the fabled 850 T5-R. It’s a line-up that’s due to expand by one on February 18 with the launch of the all-new Volvo V90, previewed in our story here.

Volvo Amazon Estate

“We have provenance in the estate segment,” said Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive at Volvo Cars.

“In many people’s minds we are known as the definitive estate brand. While the Volvo brand stands for much more than just estates, we will proudly carry forward this rich heritage with the V90.”

Volvo 850 BTCC

Since the launch of its first estate – the Duett – in 1953, Volvo has sold more than six million estates worldwide. Consequently, since the company was established in 1927, estate models have accounted for approximately a third of its sales.

The upcoming V90, which shares the majority of its engine range and underpinnings with the new XC90, will be revealed on 18 February and make its European debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show.

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Read more of CAR’s 2016 Geneva motor show news here.

By Lewis Kingston

Formerly of this parish. Inveterate car buyer and seller; currently owner of a '68 Charger project car