Focus on the Volvo XC60, its electrified range, prices and our tests.
Volvo’s mid-size SUV, the XC60 is in its second generation. Its main competitors are the Mecedes GLC, BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Lexus NX. 4.69m long, 1.90m wide and 1.66m high with a wheelbase of 2.87m, the XC60 offers a trunk volume of 483L.
It has a design very inspired by its “big brother” XC90 with a sturdy but not “rambunctious” look since it dispenses with the usual black body protections, a “T” shaped light signature lying at the front, “L” shaped tail lights and a characteristic tailgate inclination. As usual,
Volvo has taken care of safety. The XC60 received the highest score of the year 2017 in Euro NCAP crash tests. Find out the results.
The interior of the XC60 is a rather plush interior, and the level of equipment is high right from the entry-level Momentum finish.
The basic SUV features dual-zone automatic climate control, a digital instrument panel, a 9-inch central touch screen, automatic lights and wipers, LED headlamps, electrically folding rear headrests, 18-inch alloy wheels, aluminum inserts in the cabin, and a wide range of active safety features including panel recognition, fatigue sensor, hill start assist, hill descent control, cruise control/limiter and autonomous emergency braking, among others. This package comes at a price, since the XC60 requires €48,380 at the entry-level. Access its complete price list.
A largely electrified range
As far as engines are concerned, almost the entire XC60 range is electrified. The only 100% thermal block still in the catalog is the 190hp D4 diesel, which can be pushed to 200hp with an optional Polestar kit. The diesel offer also includes the B4 and B5 micro-hybrids with 197hp and 235hp respectively.
The petrol micro-hybrid engines bear the same names with a B4 also developing 197hp and a B5 offering 250hp. The T6 Recharge T6 and T8 Recharge T8 models are gasoline plug-in hybrids with 340 hp and 390 hp respectively. A Polestar Engineered version of the T8 tops the range with 405 hp.
The XC60 is equipped with an eight-speed automatic gearbox in all versions and, with the exception of the D4 and B4, the entire range is equipped with all-wheel drive as standard.