It is hard to believe that it is nine years since Volvo brought us the first XC60. It has become the bestselling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally.
Last week, at the Geneva Motor Show, the replacement was launched.
While it will not make our shores until the beginning of next year, we are already told that the base model will be priced at €53,950 for the XC60 D4 (190hp) AWD Momentum Geartronic. C02 levels of 136g/km will put into Tax Band B2 with an annual bill of €280.
“We have a strong heritage in designing stylish and dynamic SUVs that offer the latest in technology. The new XC60 will be no exception. It’s the perfect car for an active lifestyle, and it represents the next step in our transformation plan,” said Hakan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive, Volvo Car Group.
Volvo designers say that the XC60 is one of the safest cars ever made and is fully-loaded with new technology. Steer Assist has been added to the ground-breaking City Safety system. A new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation uses steer assist to help lower the chances of 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 130 km/h, is available in the new XC60 as an option.
For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.