Volvo's new XC60 SUV is on sale currently, priced from £37,205, prior to 1st deliveries this time of year
Volvo has disclosed Great Britain costs and specs for its new XC60 SUV – the firm’s answer to the likes of the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. Order books area unit open currently, and therefore the XC60 is priced from £37,205 for th foremost basic D4 diesel version in Momentum trim. It’ll air the roads throughout the third quarter of 2017.
It's a new five-seat 4x4 that sits beneath the massive XC90 within the firm’s SUV line-up. It shares its platform and far of its styling with its larger sib, however Volvo has conjointly worked in some individual character into the XC60, ANd is keen to pitch it as quite simply an XC90 on a smaller scale.
It's a part of AN SUV blitz by the Swedish brand name. Following the discharge of the XC60, a fair smaller XC40 is about to follow which is able to be primarily based heavily on Volvo's forty.1 Concept.
At the recent Geneva Motor Show Volvo’s vice-president of style, Thomas Ingenlath, told us, “I am relaxed taking off with the XC60, as a result of it isn’t such a revolution [as the XC90 was]. however it's an enormous step and improvement with the new platform. I’m tempted to ask: ‘What may go wrong?’”
The driver sits lower within the Volvo XC60 than its larger brother, and therefore the muscular-looking door creases, extended ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights and new grille mark off the lower, sportier SUV. it's a extended bonnet than its Audi Q5 rival, and a extended roofline.
There’s an explicit family similitude to the XC90, however, particularly within. The dashboard, seats and fabric can all be acquainted to XC90 owners; identical nine.0-inch touchscreen and twelve.3-inch digital dial displays feature, whereas weekday nav are bundled as customary.
The new model is 62mm longer, 12mm wider and 14mm under the outgoing XC60, and therefore the 91mm-longer distance means that there’s additional legroom within the rear.
At launch, all models are four-wheeled drive ANd use an eight-speed automatic gear case - however like the volvo XC90, solely four-cylinder engines are on the market. The range starts with the £37,205 187bhp D4 diesel, which Volvo says returns up to 55.4mpg and 133g/km CO2. A £43,205 232bhp D5 PowerPulse diesel sits above it, capable of 51.4mpg and 144g/km CO2. The diesels will make up the bulk of sales, but a T5 petrol with 251bhp will go on sale for those after a little more performance, priced from £37,900. In terms of economy, this engine gets 39.2mpg while returning a CO2 score of 164g/km.
Finally, a T8 plug-in hybrid with 401bhp and an all-electric range of around 35 miles will arrive as a flagship version.
Front-wheel-drive models will be added to the line-up later, as well as a smaller T4 petrol with 197bhp and a more economical 150bhp D3 diesel.
Volvo sources have already hinted that we will see a three-cylinder motor in the XC60 at some point in the medium term, as well as a smaller-engined, more economy-focused hybrid. the Air suspension other choice on the XC60, and can setting with driving modes for on or off-road progress.
Of course, being a Volvo, there’s plenty of cutting-edge safety kit on board, including a new standard system that can help steer away from a potential collision. It's part of the Volvo City Safety suite of asssists, including Rear cross-traffic alert alongside Steer Assist. A semi-autonomous driving mode called Pilot Assist will also feature, although this is often AN nonmandatory additional.
Three trim levels feature. Sitting higher than the quality Momentum cars are plush Inscription models and jazzy R-Design XC60s too, whereas all 3 trim levels are offered as 'Pro' models too, adding extras like a heated wheel, Volvo On decision and active bending headlights, aboard styling tweaks on R-Design and Inscription cars.