Mid-size Volvos now come with a free spare tyre
saver package,’’ says Oliver Peagam, spokesman for Volvo Cars Australia. But there are still downsides. There is no dedicated sparewheel storage in the S60 and V60, which means the wheel must be strapped into the luggage space, and the no-cost choice will not be backdated for owners of mid-sized Volvos.
‘‘ It does eat a bit into the boot space,’’ admits Peagam.
‘‘ But you can leave it in the garage or put it into the car for a long trip. It’s there ready for work straight away.
‘‘ Some people aren’t bothered about the spare, but for some it’s important. This is a flexible solution for people who want a spare.’’
Sales of the S60 and V60 have topped 1700 cars, with 1281 S60 sedans delivered since sales began in 2010 and 513 V60 wagons since 2011.
There’s a spare in there: The Volvo S60 sedan