Volvo, the well-known Swedish luxury automotive brand lately launched the revamped avatar of its popular crossover, Volvo XC60 on the domestic shores. This all refined crossover from the experts of Sweden automotive industry gets all new styling, bettered interiors, additional features and updated engine to delight the premium crossover enthusiasts in India. Like the refined sedan S60, the all new XC60 crossover is also offered in three exciting variants - the D4 KINETIC, the D4 SUMMUM and the D5 Summum . The additions and changes made in the entire graphics and interiors have raised the charm of this crossover both from the outside and the inside. The XC60 D5 Summum is the top end variant that is fully loaded with excitements to travel across the roads and the terrains at a price tag of Rs. 46.55 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi). The blissful outfit, the tuned up engine and the luxury offered inside the Volvo XC60 will surely enable it to compete with the popular crossover rivals like Audi Q3, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Land Rover Freelander 2 and Mercedes Benz ML Class. Volvo XC60 D5 Summum being the top end variant in the XC60 line up gets everything that’s possible to make a crossover luxurious and efficient. This technically advanced machine has everything to avail the riders with utmost comforts and it will not be wrong say that it is a driver’s car first.
The all new Volvo XC60 gets refined with all one body color that makes it more trendy and urban. The company has added all new headlamps that give it more focused, smarter and giant road presence. Added to this, the facia looks all impressive with the intense vertical daytime running lights that are placed well at the corners emphasizing on its posture and height. Other than this, the centre chrome front grille with the company’s badge is also one of the highlighting features of XC60’s front profile. The body coloured bumper with blackened air-dam at the centre and aluminium cladding at the bottom are other contemporary features of the car. The hood is all giant and gets bold curves at the edges that make the profile more sporty. From the side, the silhouette of the XC60 looks well in shape. Metals are noticeable more than the glasses in the all new XC60. The windows are lined out by chrome and the doors’ bottom gets elegant moulding. There is slight bulge at the front wheel arc and a straight crease passes right above the body coloured door handles. The black and body coloured ORVM is another alluring feature of this luxury crossover. At the top, it gets the stripe like aluminium roof rails and a panoramic glass roof. The rear of this crossover is quite distinct and the tail lamps are uniquely shaped with LED cluster. The boot door is slightly curvy outwards and gets company signature placed well, right above the chrome cladding of license plate. At the top of the rear windshield Volvo has placed attractive spoiler with an in built high mounted stop light. Besides this, the rear bumper is well in shape and so are the twin chrome exhaust pipes.
Interiors of Volvo XC60 D5 Summum look all premium and are made up of fine quality materials. The seats of this luxury crossover are phenomenal in every aspect and hug you soothingly ensuring that you get comfortable right from your thighs to your shoulders. Moreover, the newly introduced Adaptive Digital Console says all about the company’s scientific brilliance. The steering wheel also gets wrapped with the premium leather and has multiple controls on it to offer you an effortless drive. In addition, the artistically framed out dash board is also an appreciable feature of the XC60 D5 Summum. The cabin insulation is truly awesome and there is no sound incursion inside. Even the inner door mating is superb and adds rich look to the cabins. Space isn’t a problem at all in the XC60 and you can stretch your legs comfortably. Even the head-room and leg-room of this luxury crossover are sufficient. The front seats are multi-way adjustable and ensure premium comforts even while you are driving.
Engine and Performance
Volvo XC60 D5 Summum gets 2400cc mill under its hood that ensure excellent driving experience every time and at every possible terrain. This 2.4 Litre 20 V Turbo diesel engine has great potential and it produces peak power of 215bhp at 4000rpm with its peak torque being 440Nm at 1500 – 3000rpm. This powerful in-line is mated to an efficient six speed automatic transmission that responses well. Furthermore, the performance of this crossover whiz is really good and it clocks speed mark of 0 – 100kmph in a time span of 8.3 seconds . Volvo has also ensured that this crossover hunk possess great pick-up and acceleration potentials too.
Braking and Handling
Volvo has always been an epitome of perfect drivability and its XC60 crossover also comes with same capabilities. The company has given its best to make it a standard product in terms of braking and handling. Featuring advanced technology, the XC60 D5 is no doubt a rival killer. Its brakes are operated well by the front and rear Ventilated Disc Brakes . The advanced vehicle stability control system installed in the car ensures that the car is stable even while you drive it at high speeds. Added to this, the company has also added features like Brake Assist and Anti-lock Braking System that avoid the chances of vehicle skidding in terrains or slippery conditions. Furthermore, dynamic traction control is also installed in this crossover to make it all perfect in terms drive. To add on, this ultimate SUV is also bestowed with feature like Adaptive Cruise Control, Queue Assist and Distance Alert for better drivability. The XC60 D5 Summum variant has All-wheel drive potential that enables it to cross through the challenging country roads with ease. In addition, the high ground clearance of this crossover further assists in travelling through the off-road conditions hassle-free. For the smooth drive, Independent suspension with Gash Shox at the front and Torsion beam axle at the rear are installed. The weight of the car along with the broad tyres is an advantage for optimum road grip.
Volvo XC60 D5 Summum is installed with variety of comfort features to cater you with the best riding experience. It comes loaded with Power Steering, Power Windows, AC with Climate control feature, Air quality control, Front & rear heated seats, Dual AC vents, Multi-purpose steering wheel , Parking sensors, Cruise control, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Leather upholstery, Advance music system, Bluetooth connectivity, Digital instrument cluster with active TFT Display, Navigation System, Alloy wheels etc.
To ensure safety of the patrons, Volvo has blessed the Volvo XC60 D5 with some exciting features like DSTC anti-skid system, RSC active stability system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Hydraulic Brake Assist and Ready Alert Brakes, Distance Alert, Collision warning with auto brake, Active Bending Lights, Trailer Stability Assist, Roll Over Protection System, Anti-submarining protection, Airbags, Central locking, Engine Immobilizer, ISOFIX attachment system, Child safety seats, Pedestrian protection and many more.
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