Ask Steve Mattin to describe the new Volvo XC60 and the Volvo Cars Design Director will unhesitatingly deliver a distinctive answer. "The boldest crossover so far. This car is charged with more emotive form and far more energy than any previous Volvo model," he says.
Launch - The new Volvo XC60 is the first vehicle in a new generation of the contemporary cross-over concept. It is a combination of a traditional city vehicle and an XC vehicle aimed for young, professional urban people with an active life. Volvo XC60 is a sporty and dynamic car with tasteful exterior and interior design and versatile functionality.
During the first half of 2009, Volvo Cars will launch a variant of the new Volvo XC60 with front-wheel drive, an upgraded Euro 5-compliant 2.4-litre diesel engine, 175 horsepower, 420 Nm of torque and CO2 emissions of less than 170 g/km. "We've increased the engine's performance by twelve horsepower and 80 Newton metres of torque. At the same time we have succeeded in cutting fuel consumption. Thi...