Volvo’s best-selling model gets an urban twist

ROAD PRESENCE: The redesigned front features a new hood shape that emphasises the wide, confident look

VOLVO has decided to give his best-selling model, the Volvo XC60, a facelift.

The new Volvo XC60 has increased its road presence with emphasised horizontal lines, which visually connects the car directly to the road. All black trim has been taken away and the car now comes with a fully colour coordinated body.

The XC60 also benefits from an interior upgrade. The new features include new wood inlays, a new headliner, textile B-pillars and the silk metal frames around the air vents and light controls.

To give drivers in cold climate extra comfort, three-spoke steering wheels can now be specified with electric heating. Cars equipped with a rain sensor can now get an electrically heated windscreen for rapid de-icing on cold winter days.

Buyers can also specify a new sport seat that retains this traditional comfort and makes a perfect addition to the in-command feel of a true driver’s car.

The refined XC60 has a commanding driving position supported by generous ground clearance and the class-leading chassis. The XC60 is designed to feel every bit as nimble and agile as a standard height road car.

Volvo’s signature Corner Traction Control now comes as standard. This torque vectoring system helps the driver avoid understeer by applying just the right amount of brake force to the inner wheels while powering the outer wheels when accelerating out of a corner.

The new Volvo XC60 comes with a T6 petrol engine that has a displacement of 3.0 litres and pumps out 304 hp and no less than 440 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is 10.7 l/100 km (EU Combined). The engine’s power is delivered to the wheels via Volvo’s second-generation six-speed automatic Geartronic transmission.

The XC60 features an upgraded City Safety system. This system is active at speeds up to 50 km/h. The car automatically brakes if the driver fails to react in time when the vehicle in front slows down or stops – or if the car is approaching a stationary vehicle too fast.

The refined Volvo XC60 is now on sale from €35.330.

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