Volvo XC60 is the new entry level variant from the famous Swedish automobile manufacturer, Volvo. It is the new luxury compact SUV which is stuffed with advanced technologies, comfort, performance and style. This innovative car from Volvo has been awarded “SUV of the year” in U.K., “best SUV over $40,000” in Australia, “Paul Pietsch Award for City Safety” in Germany, has reached the Indian soil to work out their magic as a completely comfortable and secure SUV. The ex-showroom price of this SUV ranges from Rs. 35.25-42.65 lakhs. The XC60 has a coinciding technology as that of the Land RoverFreelander and shares the platform of Volvo Y20 version.
The front design of the Volvo XC60 is what gives them a majestic crossover profile. The grille has the logo spreading across them. The lower grille has a design opposite to that of the upper region. It is designed with a honeycomb design. The headlights are in the shape of the human eye which gives a notion that the car is looking back at you. The fog lamps at the front is quite small when compared to its competitors. A blended compact outlook of Volvo V70 and XC70 with a minor change is what you will observe from the front view of the car. The rear front mirror, in addition to the body color has a gray shade on the outside. The gray shading is also seen in LED indicators, door handles and sides of the front bumper. The rear profile is completely different from that of the front, due to the style, design and shape. The rear tail lamps are lengthier and are vertically placed. LED brake light is present at the spoiler too. The overall length of the car is 4627mm, width is 1891mm and height is 1733mm. The wheel base of the SUV is 2774mm.
The textile upholstery of the Volvo XC60 could be opted by one’s choice. This is the key feature which makes the SUV simply exceptional from the rest of the competitors. The interior is made of high class leather which comes with a number of options for the steering wheel, gear knob as well as in mats. This ensures that the passengers obtain maximum comfort and luxurious feeling while having a drive. Power windows for front and rear seats, separate AC vents, comfort pillow, rear seat cover, electric heater, sunshade rear window, electric compartment heater, mud flaps, electric cooler and heater box are some of the additional features that make the SUV incomparable.
Volvo XC60 comes only in diesel as of now. All the diesel variants have six speed automatic transmission gear box and are powered with a 2400cc engine and 5 cylinders. The D3 Kinetic variant is propelled by 5 cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine which is capable of producing a maximum power of 175bhp at 4000rpm and a maximum torque of 420Nm at 1500-2750rpm. The D5 variant comes with manual and six speed geartronic transmission which can produce a maximum power of 205bhp at 4000rpm and a maximum torque of 420Nm at 1500-3250rpm.
Steering of the wheel starts as the speed increases and this speed dependent steering makes driving of Volvo XC60 easier. There are a number of safety and security features that ensure complete safety of the passengers. Adaptive cruise control with distance alert system, Collision warning with Auto Brake, Lane Departure warning, Active Bending Lights, Trailer Stability Assist, Front fog lamps, DSTC anti-kid system, Warning triangle, Ready alert brakes and Tire Pressure Monitoring System, ABS with Hydraulic Brake Assist, RSC active stability system, IDIS intelligent driver information system are some of the safety features which makes the car exceptional. The 360 degrees laminated windows, lockable wheel bolts, level sensor and Volvo on call are some of the accessory exceptional features.