The new Volvo XC60 has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show and includes a T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid powertrain in the model line-up.
The new car replaces Volvo’s original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the best-selling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe, with nearly a million units sold globally. The XC60 today represents around 30 per cent of Volvo’s total global sales.
The new XC60 offers the T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid powertrain at the top of the range, delivering 407 hp and acceleration from 0-62 mph in just 5.3 seconds.
The new XC60 will be launched with the diesel D4 engine at 190 hp and the D5 with PowerPulse technology delivering 235 hp. There will also be the petrol-powered T5 delivering 254 hp. The T6, with both turbo and superchargers, delivers 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque, but there are no plans to offer the T6 powertrain in the UK.
Volvo claims that the new XC60 will be one of the safest cars ever made thanks to various new technologies. Steer Assist has been added to the City Safety system. A new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation uses Steer Assist to help mitigate head-on collisions, while Volvo’s Blind Spot Indication System (BLIS) now uses Steer Assist functionality to reduce the risk of lane-changing collisions.
Pilot Assist, Volvo’s advanced semi-autonomous driver-assistance system, which takes care of steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 80 mph, is available in the new XC60 as an option.
A new CleanZone four-zone climate control system removes harmful pollutants and particles from outside the cabin
The new Volvo XC60 is set to go into production in mid-April.