2018 Volvo XC60 - Review and Road Test
The XC60 crossover debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2008. The car differs from all previous models of Volvo more expressive forms and energetic outlines. Sloping roof emphasizes sportiness. High belt line demonstrates reliability. The lower part brings to the appearance of athletic features that highlight the impressive ground clearance and large wheels. The original solution with split front optics and a rounded radiator grille proves that family conservatism is possible without detriment to the design. High, sloping back front fenders underline the classic V-shaped hood profile, giving the front of the car dynamic wedge-shaped features. Despite the sleek, outlined form of fashion, belonging to the brand Volvo this car is visible from afar. The length of the XC60 is 4.63 m, height - 1.71 m.
In the Russian market, the XC60 is currently offered with only two power units. Six-cylinder 3.0-liter petrol engine T6 with a power of 285 hp with two systems of constant variable valve timing. The engine is offered with a six-speed automatic transmission Geartronic. Acceleration time from 0 to 100 km / h is 7.5 seconds. For connoisseurs of diesel versions, a fully aluminum five-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine D5 of 2.4 liters capacity of 185 hp is offered. This engine is aggregated with a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic transmission Geartronic.
The BMW X3, Mercedes GLK and Audi Q5 are considered competitors to the Volvo XC60.
In 2013, the crossover has been updated. He received a number of items that originally appeared on the V40 model, shown in 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show. Due to the restyling, the 2014 model year XC60 retained the familiar proportions and contours of the body, but received a completely new design of the front part. Designers awarded the SUV with a powerful hood with distinctive vyshtampovki edges, lining the false radiator grille increased in size received chrome-plated crossbars, larger headlamps appeared, a new front bumper with a mass of aerodynamic elements got an increased air intake and beautiful strokes of LED daytime running lights. By the way, the installation of the new bumper influenced the increase in the total length of the XC60 body by 17 mm, but its other external dimensions remained at the level of the doreresting model. Black plastic around the perimeter was replaced with modified elements in body color, while the body of rear-view mirrors acquired a new design and new, longer repeaters of direction indicators. Complement the picture more expressive front wheel arches, 20-inch wheels and a new design of the rear bumper with rectangular exhaust pipes.
Salon updated XC60 retained the architecture familiar to us from the dorestaylingovoy model, but got a lot of high-tech elements and chips. The new multifunctional steering wheel with three spokes has the rim diameter, ideal for active control, with bright tides at the right grip. A new graphical dashboard with an 8-inch color screen is capable, at the request of the driver, to change not only the color, but also the image displayed on the screen. There are three different options for setting the dashboard - Elegance, Eco and Performance. For the updated XC 60 crossover, a 7-inch color touch screen has become available, which is responsible for controlling the audio system, outputting a picture from the rear-view camera, and RTI navigation system maps. There is an opportunity to order more modest audio systems with a 5-inch color screen. The cabin also appeared paddle shifters for versions with "automatic". The choice of finishing materials has expanded (wood and chrome have become more active). There are several new options packages. In particular, the model will be available in the version of the Inscription Package, which includes a full leather trim on the dashboard and an expanded selection of seat adjustments. The basic version will be offered 18-inch Zephyrus wheels, and the top-end R-design will receive 20-inch Ixion II.
The updated Volvo XC60 in the D5 (215 hp) and D4 (163 hp) versions with all-wheel drive transmission and 6-step “mechanics” now consumes only 5.3 l / 100 km (CO2 - 139 g / km) . The three-liter turbo version of the 304 hp T6 I received the Advanced Quich Shift system, which in sports mode optimizes the work of the six-speed “automatic machine”, changing gears 20-30 percent faster.
Among other things, the refreshed XC 60 will be even safer and more technological. The car is packed in full charge, starting with the use of high-strength steel in the body structure and the use of energy-absorbing zones, ending with the installation of the mass of airbags, side impact protection systems and rear impact, protection against tipping.