Volvo can be a synonym for Luxury designed to stand out from the crowd. The Volvo XC60 is inarguably the most popular car in the Volvo portfolio. Globally, it accounts for a large chunk of the luxury SUV segment.
The powertrain has a single variant in India and has five colour options. Its ex-showroom price is about Rs. 67.50 Lakhs.
If you are eyeing this sophisticated Volvo car in India, this blog is the ultimate guide to buying a Volvo XC60 with tips and advice from industry experts.
Specifications of Volvo XC60
If you want to know about this luxury vehicle before investing in one, here are the specifications for this powerful car.
Volvo XC60's Engine & Transmission
The car is available only in petrol engine.
Engine type: Turbo changed & supercharged Petrol Hybrid
Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission
Power: 250 Bhp
Torque: 350 nm
The latest version of the Volvo XC60 gets a B5 badge which means Mild-Hybrid as per Volvo. The petrol hybrid engine is paired with a 48V battery for better fuel efficiency and improved acceleration.
The 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is more refined than the previous diesel engine with reduced emissions and noise levels.
The 1969 cc engine gets paired with 8-speed Automatic transmission. It is smooth and slick and works seamlessly with this supercharged Hybrid engine.
Comfort and Safety Features in Volvo XC60
Smart features and built-in tech are the USPs of this luxury brand. The recent tech highlight of the Volvo XC60 is their collaboration with Google for integrated Google Assist in this luxury SUV. You can use google assistant hands-free for maps, music, and more.
Volvo XC60 has Volvo’s signature features listed in its inbuilt touchscreen.
Its advanced Driver assistant technology helps maintain a car's speed, distance and lane control.
Some note-worthy comfort and safety features include:
Digital Service pack
Builtin Google and Volvo- on call
Navigation with speech, Safety assist technology
Builtin air purifier and Wireless charging
Bowers and Wilkins audio system
Cross-traffic alert with brake support
360degree camera, Adaptive cruise control
ADAs and BLIS with CTA
Cabin, Space and Design of Volvo XC60
The car has a wireless touchscreen infotainment system and a digital instrument panel with a multifunction steering wheel.
Its bespoke driftwood decor adds a natural touch to the spacious interior. You can opt for different colours in the Napa Leather ventilated seats.
Other features of the Volvo XC60 include:
Clean zone Multifier
Dual Zone Electronic climate control
Ventilated seats and Front seats with massage function
Power adjustable front seats with memory function and lumber support
Central rear armrests with cup holder
Crystal clear gear shift
483-litre cargo capacity
The exterior design has not many visible upgrades, but the most significant elements are:
Volvo iconic chrome finish Grill
The sharp LED headlamp design, Thor Hammer DRLs
Panoramic sunroof and Full LED rear lamps
Driving Performance of Volvo XC60
In the facelifted version of the XC60, you can feel the changes as soon as you fire up the engine. The underhood has a complete makeover and feels more refined.
The conventional driving modes got omitted, but you can still change to an offroad mode for trails. You can switch to manual stick mode.
It is a sportier machine with great handling, excellent performance and reduced noise. The hybrid model has reduced tailpipe emissions and improved fuel efficiency.
The 48V battery helps refine the acceleration and vehicle takeoff on city rides and highways.
The hybrid engine has improved the overall driving experience of the Volvo XC60 without compromising performance.
The steering is light and breezy for comfortable manoeuvring. It has:
4-wheel drive/ AWD
12.49 kmpl milage as per Volvo
Top speed up to 180 kmph
MacPherson Strut front suspension
Multi-link rear suspension
7.1 seconds acceleration
19-inch alloy Wheels
Fuel capacity 70 lit
Cons and Competitors of Volvo XC60
XC60 is a loaded luxury SUV with top-of-the-line features but lacks good quality suspension and feels bumpy at a higher speed than its competitors.
The rear seats, although very spacious, lack ample thigh support. Its many inbuilt features and the touch screen are a big distraction for the driver.
Its main competitors include BMV X3, Mercedes Benz GLC, Range Rover Evoque and the upcoming Audi Q5.
This luxury Mid-size SUV ticks all the right boxes in terms of class, luxury and comfort. It may lack certain things in comparison to its competitors.
But if you want to feel expensive, the Volvo XC60 hits you perfectly. It is powerful, luxurious and makes you feel opulent. Worth the money!
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