Volvo Redesigns the XC60
Volvo has introduced a refreshed version of their wildly possible XC60. Though the crossover SUV currently accounts for thirty percent of Volvo’s sales, and though sales for the ten-year-old model have been on the rise in the last year, the company still took the opportunity to debut a new version at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show.
The redesigned XC60, which will be the 2018 model and will be available in showrooms this year, takes after the XC90 in terms of styling. It also adopts the bigger model’s flexible SPA platform, Thor’s hammer daytime running lights, and bold grille. But it offers this all with a sporty new twist that is unique and distinctive.
Inside, Nappa leather is standard, and real wood accents are an available option. The cabin lends a bright and airy feel to the driving experience and features a 9 inch touchscreen display. It’s larger than the existing XC60 by 0.5 inches, offering nearly 18 cubic feet of storage space. This new XC60 is large enough to haul anything you can imagine, but most importantly of all, offers a comfortable and expansive driving experience.
The XC60 offers a deceptively powerful 4-horsepower engine available in three models, T5, T6 and a T8 Twin Engine variation, with an 8 speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive standard in all. The T5 and T6 models are both turbocharged 2.0 liter engines and deliver 250 and 316 hp respectively. Meanwhile, the T8 Twin Engine has a plug-in hybrid powertrain for eco-conscious drivers, combining a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 with an electric motor for 400 hp. This model is particularly peppy, reaching 62 mph in only 5.3 seconds.
Volvo is offering a variety of optional features on the redesigned XC60, including advanced electronic driver assist, sporty bumpers, larger wheels, and a collision avoidance system. Pricing for all models is expected to be released closer to launch.