Another unveil on the Matchbox Instagram feed yesterday:
There is a a lot of angles to take on this unveil. One, how great is the fact that the Volvo is debuting in polestar blue? Or how the Volvo is just another great new model in what is proving to be a fantastic run of new Matchbox models.
But the angle I think is worth taking is how Matchbox and wagons are a perfect mix. The V60 is not only a beauty, but it is another notch in a line of great Matchbox wagons. We will jump into this a little deeper when we preview this one in a few days, but models like the Olds Vista Cruiser, Dodge Magnum, Mercedes E430, and Cadillac CTS come to mind when thinking of recent orange wagons. Some old, some new, all cool.
But the model that the V60 seems to really be closest to is the Audi RS6 Avant:
Felix Holst’s pet project has always been a favorite of mine, and a model that has been missed the last few years. I don’t think the Audi license is active at the time, but hopefully something happens to bring the RS6 back. But the V60 fits in wonderfully. Euro wagons really have a lot of style, and the V60 and RS6 fit in wonderfully. It does leave a nice wide open space for a Bimmer or Merc Wagon to jump in as well, right?