Volvo XC60 (2017–)
- February 2017: Volvo announced second generation XC60
- April 2017: Volvo XC60 available to order in the UK
- July 2017: Polestar upgrades for the XC60 launched
- January 2018: Volvo XC60 is 2017’s safety car in Euro NCAP testing
- March 2018
- February 2019: New B4 and B5 models launched
- October 2019: Polestar version of Volvo XC60 announced
Volvo announced second generation XC60
It features three new advanced driver-assistance features aimed at keeping the driver out of trouble.
4,688mm long x 1,902mm wide (2,117 with mirrors) x 1,658mm high.
These are designed to provide the driver with automatic steering assistance or support – when required – to help avoid potential collisions. Volvo believes that these new features will make the new XC60 one of the safest cars on the road.
City Safety has been updated in the XC60 to include steering support, which engages when automatic braking alone would not help avoid a potential collision. In such circumstances, the car will provide steering assistance to avoid the obstacle ahead. City Safety helps to avoid collisions with vehicles, pedestrians and large animals. Steering support is active between 50-100 km/h.
Volvo Cars has also added a system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation, which helps drivers to avoid collisions with vehicles in an oncoming lane. The system works by alerting a driver who has unwittingly wandered out of a lane by providing automatic steering assistance, guiding them back into their own lane and out of the path of any oncoming vehicle. This system is active between 60-140 km/h.
Volvo XC60 available to order in the UK
Prices starting at £37,205 for the D4 AWD Momentum and £37,900 for the 254PS T5 petrol AWD Momentum.
A choice of three 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engines are initially available – the D4 and D5 PowerPulse diesels, and the T5 petrol. A T8 Twin Engine petrol-electric plug-in hybrid is available from late 2017.
Every XC60 comes with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission as standard. The D4 offers 190hp, combined fuel consumption of up to 55.4 mpg and CO 2 emissions from just 133 g/km. The D5 has 235hp, combined fuel consumption of 51.4 mpg and CO 2 emissions of 144 g/km. It also benefits from PowerPulse, a Volvo invention that uses compressed air to spin the engine's two turbos when they would otherwise be dormant, such as very low engine revs, boosting responsiveness.
The T5 offers 254PS, combined fuel economy of up to 39.2 mpg and CO 2 emissions from 164 g/km.
Volvo's Sensus infotainment system is also standard. This brings a 9-inch portrait-style touch screen, satellite navigation – including lifetime annual map updates and Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI) – and an intuitive voice-activation system. It even provides access to the internet and a range of cloud-based apps such as Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher and Yelp.
|XC60||HP||Claimed mpg||On-the-road price|
|D4 AWD Momentum||190||55.4||£37,205|
|D4 AWD Momentum Pro||190||55.4||£39,005|
|D4 AWD R-Design||190||54.3||£39,705|
|D4 AWD R-Design Pro||190||54.3||£43,705|
|D4 AWD Inscription||190||54.3||£41,205|
|D4 AWD Inscription Pro||190||54.3||£44,905|
|D5 PowerPulse AWD R-Design||235||51.4||£43,205|
|D5 PowerPulse AWD R-Design Pro||235||51.4||£47,205|
|D5 PowerPulse AWD Inscription||235||51.4||£44,705|
|D5 PowerPulse AWD Inscription Pro||235||51.4||£48,405|
|T5 AWD Momentum||254||39.2||£37,900|
|T5 AWD Momentum Pro||254||39.2||£39,700|
|T5 AWD R-Design||254||38.7||£40,400|
|T5 AWD R-Design Pro||254||38.7||£44,400|
|T5 AWD Inscription||254||38.7||£41,900|
|T5 AWD Inscription Pro||254||38.7||£45,600|
Polestar upgrades for the XC60 launched
With the Polestar enhancement, the new Volvo XC60 T8 delivers 421PS, matching the optimised XC90 T8 as the most powerful Volvo models ever built.
The Polestar optimisation improves five key areas of the powertrain while retaining the Volvo warranty, official fuel consumption and a pure electric range of up to 28 miles for the T8.
A total of four XC60 models are available for Polestar optimisation in the UK, including the T8, T5, D5 and D4. For the D5, the Polestar optimisation boosts peak power from 235 to 240PS, and peak torque from 480 to 500Nm. The 0-62mph time is also cut from 7.2 to 7.1 seconds.
Volvo XC60 is 2017’s safety car in Euro NCAP testing
The XC60 scored a near-perfect 98 per cent in the Adult Occupant category, and in its Large Off-Road class it showed a clear advantage in Safety Assist with a score of 95 per cent – 20 percentage points higher than the nearest Large Off-Road competitor.
Each year, Euro NCAP publishes a ‘Best in Class’ to indicate which vehicles have performed better than their competitors launched in the same calendar year, using a weighted sum of scores for accurate comparison in each class, across four areas of assessment: adult occupant, child occupant, pedestrian and safety assist.
Voted 'World Car of the Year 2018'
New B4 and B5 models launched
These mild hybrids for the first time offer customers Volvo’s advanced kinetic energy recovery braking system, which is coupled with its existing internal combustion engines to create a new integrated electrified powertrain, under its new ‘B’ badge.
The B5 comes as mild hybrid petrol or diesel variant, a B4 diesel mild hybrid as well as a B6 petrol mild hybrid. The B5 petrol will be available with front wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
Volvo has also upgraded its existing T8 and T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrains, while at the same time confirming that plug-in options will now be available on every model it produces.
This new powertrain, electrified via brake-by-wire energy recovery, offers drivers up to 15 per cent fuel savings and emission reductions in real world driving.
The new brake-by-wire system interacts with the energy recovery system and reduces fuel consumption and emissions by recovering kinetic energy under braking.
The upgraded T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid with up to 420PS features a new battery and brake-by-wire advanced battery charging. The range of the T8 powertrain has increased by around 15 per cent and this powertrain is available on all 90 and 60 Series cars.
An upgraded version of the smaller capacity T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid is also combined with the new battery and brake-by wire-technology. This powertrain also offers an approximate 15 per cent range increase and is available on the V60 estate and S60 sedan.
Polestar version of Volvo XC60 announced
Boosts combined output of T8 2.0 litre PHEV from 390HP to 405HP (engine power alone up from 303HP to 318HP + 87HP from electric motor). Software changes to the automatic transmission bring quicker gearshifts and a more precise shift programme that minimise gearchanges when cornering quickly. Brembo brakes. Öhlins adjustable shock absorbers which use a dual-flow valve for accurate response to changes in the road surface and driving conditions, ensuring an excellent balance between handling precision and ride comfort. A strut bar between the front suspension towers also helps to improve steering response and handling. The XC60 benefits from the same upgrades on the R-Design Pro specification, with the addition of metallic paint (a heated steering wheel is standard on the XC60 R-Design Pro). 21-inch lightweight forged alloy wheels with a sporty five-Y-spoke design with contrast polished and black surfacing.