Volvo XC60 – A brief look at Volvo’s new SUV for 2010

November 13, 2009, By Thomas Antony

Volvo XC60 on road

The condition of the economy is not so good right now and everyone is looking for green solutions , low fuel consumption, hybrid cars etc. It seems Volvo doesn’t think that matters much, and have launched their new XC60 SUV. With the 5-seater, two-row SUV , Volvo is poised to increase its presence in the prestige and luxury sectors in 2010.

The XC60 demonstrates a new design approach from Volvo, going for truly organically inspired and futuristic curves. It’s outstanding on-road dynamics, Volvo’s City Safety system, and all-wheel-drive makes it a formidable contender to all its competitors. At the core is a D5 3.2 litre, six-cylinder powerhouse, which represents the pinnacle of current diesel technology with great performance, low fuel consumption and Euro 5 level emissions. The normally aspirated version puts out 175kW and 320 Nm of torque while the turbocharged version puts out 151kW and a beefy 420Nm of torque. There is also a version of the XC60 available with a 3.0 litre T6 engine putting out 210kW and 400Nm of torque.

Navigation is made easy with the Volvo Navigation System with user-friendly controls and an easy-to-read screen with a black background. Its 8.3 inches shorter than the XC70 at 182.2 inches and has an impressive 9.1 inches of ground clearance, which makes it awesome for those cross-country jaunts. The arsenal of features and sheer good looks puts it ahead of most of the competition such as the Toyota FJ Cruiser and the Ford Expedition. The SUV is priced at $32,995 for the 3.2 litre version and $37,800 for the T6 AWD version.

Volvo XC60 interiors

Volvo XC60 - Concept

Volvo XC60

Source : MotorTrend

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