October 23, 2013: Volvo, the Swedish luxury carmaker has introduced the updated XC60 crossover in the country for Rs. 40.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Like S60 sedan, the crossover also gets the new family look, better interiors, new features and slightly tweaked engine. It features a broader front facade with wider grille and restyled headlight assembly. The vehicle now sports a new multimedia system, a seven-inch touch screen and a new digital TFT instrument cluster with three modes. The automatic XC60 now has three spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters mounted on it. The other components added to the crossover are leather seats, LED daytime running light and dual exhaust tail pipe. It is being offered with eight different colours - Black Metallic, Electric Silver, Caspian Blue, Twilight Bronze, Flamenco Red Pearl, Crystal White Pearl, Bright Silver Metallic and Rich Java.
The exteriors of this trim gets quite an inviting look. The company has incorporated this vehicle with a broader front facade and an enlarged radiator grille, which is surrounded by a restyled adjustable head light cluster. The body colored bumper is integrated with a pair of radiant fog lamps and there is an air dam for cooling the engine quickly. The company has also blessed this trim with a set of stylish alloy wheels and it gives the vehicle, a sporty look. Apart from these, the list of other exterior features includes, body colored door handles, power adjustable exterior rear view mirrors, rain sensing wipers and many other such aspects. Then it has a rear window defogger, tinted glass, out side rear view mirror with turn indicators, roof rails and and several other thing, which gives it an impressive appearance. In addition, it is also loaded with day time running lamps and a dual exhaust tail pipe....
This variant is incorporated with a 2.0-litre diesel engine that has a displacement capacity of 1985cc. The engine can generate 163bhp of power at 4000rpm along with 400Nm of maximum torque at 1500 to 2500rpm. It is mated with a six speed automatic transmission gear box. It returns a mileage of 11.3 Kmpl of fuel economy in city conditions and 14.7 Kmpl on the highways, which is quite good for this class. The company has blessed this crossover with an advanced braking mechanism. The front wheels are fitted with disc brakes, while the rear ones get ventilated disc brakes. On the other hand, the suspension system of this crossover is quite proficient. The front axle is incorporated with independent suspension with gas filled shock absorbers and at the same time, the rear axle is integrated with torsion beam and shock absorbers....
The company has blessed this variant with a number of comfort giving and convenient functions. This trim is bestowed with a spacious interior cabin, then there is a digital instrumental cluster with active TFT crystal display with three graphic themes named as Elegance, Eco and Performance. On the other hand, the company has designed the interior cabin of this trim with wood insert. Apart from these, it is blessed with a new leather covered comfortable sport seats, a three spoke steering wheel along with paddle shifters and other impressive features as well. In addition, the company has incorporated this vehicle with laser assisted automatic braking mechanism, which prevents collisions when the vehicle is below or up to 50 Km/hr, which is quite innovative....
Ed's Take: The XC60 buyers aren’t much concerned about the fuel efficiency of their SUV, but still these vehicles return a decent figure depending on your driving cycle.
The Volvo XC60 is equipped with a 2.4 litre, 2400cc, 5 cylinder, D5 Twin-Turbo diesel engine that is powerful enough to produce a 215bhp at 4000 rpm and deliver highest torque of 440 Nm at 1500-3000 rpm with the help of six speed automatic transmission. This BS IV complaint diesel engine of Volvo XC60 can give 11.76kmpl of mileage on city roads, while the company claims a mileage of 18.86kmpl on highways. The engine is said to be high performer and low on fuel usages.
Ed's Take: The D5 has enough power for the XC60, while the D4 might need a bit more for that extra thrust.
The Volvo XC60 is powered by a 2.4 litre, 5 cylinder, 2400cc, D5 Twin-Turbo that generates a top power of 215 bhp at 4000 rpm while the maximum torque offered by the motor is 440 Nm at 1500-3000 rpm . The engine is mated to a six speed automatic transmission. The all wheel drive Volvo XC60 ensures greater control over the vehicle and similar powertrain power at both wheels. In case of base and middle variant, the engines are tuned such a way that the base variant is efficient to deliver maximum power output of 163bhp at 3500rpm and the same churns maximum torque output of 400Nm at 1500-2750rpm. While the middle variant is configured with power output of same 163bhp at 4000rpm, and top torque of 420Nm at 1500-2500rpm.
Ed's Take: The D5 engine gives good acceleration, however it is the D4 that needs a bit more power.
As said earlier, the Volvo XC60 comes featured with a 2.4 litre, 2400cc, 5 cylinder, D5 Twin-Turbo that belts out maximum power of 215bhp at 4000 rpm and lays out maximum torque of 440 Nm at 1500-3000 rpm via a six speed geartronic transmission. The five cylinder 2.4 litre diesel motor in the Volvo XC60 enables it to do the 0-100 kmph sprint in mere 8.3 seconds. While the other variants, crosses the 100kmph mark within 10.2-10.9 seconds.
The Volvo XC60 looks majestic with its crossover look due to its front design. The grille has the company's logo spreading across it. The crossover gets more wider hood, and adjoining it the grille with horizontal lines and chrome bars over it, are an added feature to make the vehicle look wider than before. The front also features newly styled LED daylight running head lamps. The exteriors now sports more of a Scandinavian design that means vehicle is made with a simple yet elegant and classic appeal.
The Volvo XC60 is dressed with body colour outside rear view mirrors, LED indicator and door handles. The front bumper along with side skirts is wrapped in light grey. The tail side view of the car is altogether different from the front one due to its design, shape and style. At the back end of the vehicle the newly added dual exhaust tail pipes looks very sporty. The tail lamps have vertical cluster that is lengthier but looks amazing. The rear side has LED brake light at spoiler which is located at the tip of the rear side roof. Rear bumper of the Volvo XC60 that houses chrome finished twin exhausts is also present in light black colour or grey.
The all new Volvo XC60 looks really groovy due to variety of additional features like the dynamic designed roof rails that enhance the looks and load carrying system and Front bumper bar and side scuff plate tinted in matt aluminium shade to match it with the exterior styling.
Overall length, height, width and wheelbase of the all new Volvo XC 60 are 4644 mm, 1713mm, 1632mm and 2774 mm respectively which is in perfect ratio that makes it a well balanced car.
Ed's Take: The interiors of the XC60 are trendy, stylish and contemporary. We like the way this SUV has been styled and the space on offer is good too.
The facelift version of XC60 has got several upgrades in the interiors. These newly added features widely include digital instrument cluster with active TFT crystal display with 3 graphic themes, new and comfortable sport seats, three spoke steering wheel gets paddle shifters combined to it. While the paddle shifters are accompanied with steering wheels only in the modles that sports automatic transmission gearbox. The upholsetry will be available in two texture; lomma textile offblack in anthracite black and lomma textile soft beige in standard beige, steering wheels are too available in a vast range including soft beige , leather clad steering wheel soft beige with silk metal inlay, leather/classic wood steering wheel soft beige with silk metal inlay, leather clad steering wheel charcoal, leather clad steering wheel charcoal with silk metal inlay and leather/classic wood steering wheel charcoal with silk metal inlay while gear knobs are in leather clad or classic wood with both manual and geartronic options, other additional interior styling features like instep plates and sport pedals that gives it a great look inside.
The company has put all its focus to make this crossover comfortable and ergonomic for the passengers. The new sports seats are designed in a way to give better support from sides, which offers a firm support while on off-road rides. The interiors have been designed with high class soft touch leather and offer a large variety in steering wheels, gear knobs and mats that offer a comfortable experience of traveling and driving while other factors like power windows for both front and rear sides, separate AC vents for all the occupants and other various features make it complete comfort package. Other comfort features are comfort pillow, rear seat cover, sunshade rear window, electric heater, remoter start for heaters, electric compartment heater, protective car cover, mud flaps for front and rear and electric cooler and heater box.
Designers of the company claiming spacious and comfortable interior in Volvo XC60. Front and rear headroom is of 1025 mm and 1003 mm respectively, front and rear shoulder room is 1439 mm and 1403 mm respectively while the front and rear leg room is 1047 mm and 924 mm and hip room for both front and rear is 1377 and 1367 mm in the same order.
Ed's Take: The engine and performance of the XC60 is good and it has sufficient power for city and highway driving.
As mentioned earlier, Volvo XC60 has been launched only in diesel powered versions, and is loaded with really strong power-train. Diesel variants which are made available in India include D4, D4 AWD and D5 AWD, and all three variants offer excellent performance and have the competency to generate maximum power of 163 bhp, 163 bhp and 215 bhp respectively at 4000 rpm and maximum torque capacity of 400-420 Nm at 1500-2750 and 1500-3250 rpm (for high end model). All the diesel variants are powered with a 2400 cc engine . All variants are mated with five cylinders. The 2.4 D variant is powered by a five cylinder turbo charged diesel engine along with six speed geartronic transmission. The top end variant comes with both six speed geartronic and manual transmission. The new generation Volvo XC60 has under went few tweaks to the engine specifications, which has made this crossover more powerful than before.
Ed's Take: The Volvo XC60 gets a lot more features than competition as it also gets the new TFT screen that is again a segment-first, which changes the ambient lightning depending on your driving style.
The all new Volvo XC60 has got a good quality 6 CD changer with mp3/WMA compatibility music system along with dual screen with dual DVD for entertainment of the rear seat passengers too. All the occupants can enjoy a movie during long journeys. The media system will also incorporate Bluetooth hands free system for ultra comfort. Moreover the Volvo XC60 would come with a USB and iPod music interface. As far as accessories are concerned, the Volvo XC60 has an array of features that can be fitted in your car. The accessories include warning triangle, auxiliary lamps, show chains, first aid kit various types of child seat with different specifications, lockable wheel bolts, towing rope, jumper cables, level sensor, remote controlled alarm, one-key system and home link. Accessories for comfort include comfort pillow, rear seat cover, sunshade rear window, electric heater, remoter start for heaters, electric compartment heater, protective car cover, mudflaps for front and rear and electric cooler and heater box. In order to give your car a desirable look to your car, the company offers several options for steering wheel, gear knob, trims, mats, wheels and body styling . In the same you can avail of different options in load compartment, load securing, towing, bicycle holders, load carriers, sport equipment holders and roof boxes.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The new XC60 has got Candor Alloy 8x20” diamond cut matte iron stone wheels fitted under perfectly shaped wheel arches. There are other options of candor alloy 8x20” diamond cut matte black, talitha alloy 8x20' diamond matter silver stone and in matte dark grey and the same also is available in glossy black.
Ed's Take: The XC60 drives just like a sedan despite being an SUV. It is a joy to drive this SUV.
The all new Volvo XC60 has got four wheel disc brakes that help in halting the car instantly esp. during heavy traffic. Other features like four-C(continuously controlled chassis concept) improves the car's handling, DSTC anti-skid system prevents vehicle from skidding , RSC active stability system helps in getting stable at the time any hurdle comes. The brakes comprise of ABS with hydraulic brake assist (HBA) and ready alert brakes (RAB).
Ed's Take: Volvo has been the pioneer in several safety aspects introduced in an automobile and they continue to lead the way.
One of the best attribute of the all new Volvo XC60 is its handling. Speed dependant steering is an option whereby steering of the vehicle automatically starts as per the speed. Various advanced safety features in the all new Volvo XC60 render it a safe vehicle in all the aspects. The company offers preventive and protective safety and security features with Volvo XC60 that are not easy to remember in one go. Let's have a look on these safety features in brief . The city safety feature has been upgraded with 30kmph to now featuring upto 50kmph. The preventive safety features include adaptive cruise control system with distance alert, collision warning with Auto Brake (CWAB), lane departure warning (LDW), Active Bending Lights (ABL), trailer stability assist (TSA), front fog lamps, warning triangle, anti locking braking system with hydraulic brake assist (HAB) and ready alert brakes (RAB), DSTC anti-kid system, RSC active stability system, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and IDIS intelligent driver information system. The protective safety features are reinforced passenger compartment, energy absorbing frontal structure, side impact protection, system (SIPS), roll over protection system (ROPS), whiplash protection system (WHIPS), head restraints for all seats, pre-prepared restraints, safety belts with pre-tensioners, anit-submarning protection, dual stage airbags-driver and front passenger, passenger airbag cut-off switch, side airbags, inflatable curtains (IC), collapsible steering wheel, lower cross member, pedestrian protection, Volvo on cell and first aid kit. Volvo has also added child safety features including child safety seats, centrally operated child safety lock, ISOFIX attachment system and two stage integrated booster cushions. And the security features include personal car communicator, remote controlled central locking system, load compartment floor hatch, global locking and closing, immobiliser and theft-protected locks, remote controlled alarm, level sensor, approach and home safe lighting, power retractable door mirrors with ground writing, 360 degree laminated windows, lockable wheel bolts and volvo on call
Volvo XC60 Pros :
Feature rich, very spacious.
Volvo XC60 Cons :
Expensive and poor dealership network.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
5 Cylinder 20 Valve
|12.6||20.0||163bhp @ 3500rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
5 Cylinder 20 Valve
|11.7||18.8||163bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
5 Cylinder 20 Valve
|11.7||18.8||215bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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