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New York auto show: 5 cars of the future

2014 Volvo V60
2014 Volvo V60

Immensely popular overseas, Volvo's V60 sport wagon will be coming to the U.S., said company officials at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. Details for the U.S.-specific version will be announced at a later date, but the Volvo V60 sold overseas features a coupe-like roofline with a wedge shape that provides extra cargo space and a sporty appearance, giving Bankrate several reasons to make it one of our cars of the future.

On the inside, the front passenger seat folds flat and the rear seat features a 40/20/40 split for optimum flexibility of passengers and cargo. There are two gasoline engines and three clean-diesel engines, as well as a plug-in hybrid version. There's no word yet on which engines will be offered stateside, but both the gasoline engines are available in the U.S. in other Volvo models.

Standard features include all-wheel drive, advanced stability control and corner traction control, while safety features include three systems that can automatically apply the brakes in the event of an imminent collision with a pedestrian, another car or a stationary object.

The Volvo V60 will go on sale in the U.S. in early 2014.

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