Sporty chassis setting with high comfort. Large 17-,18- or 19 inch wheels available for best get-you-there ability. New safety functions: a further developed DSTC system and Trailer Stability Assist. Volvo's new 285 hp T6 engine gives top performance.
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.
"The Volvo XC60 is the safest Volvo ever. It brings together all the safety knowledge we have built up over more than 80 years. In fact, the XC60 is perhaps even the safest car in all categories," says Volvo Cars President and CEO Fredrik Arp.
The new Volvo XC60 is being launched with City Safety - Volvo Cars' in-house developed unique technology for avoiding low-speed collisions in city traffic and tailbacks. City Safety in combination with the recently introduced Collision Warning with Auto Brake means that Volvo Cars can now offer functions for auto-braking at all speeds.
Volvo Cars was the first car manufacturer to launch an innovative feature aimed at helping to reduce the number of road accidents caused by drink-driving. Alcoguard is a fully integrated in-car alcolock that utilises advanced fuel-cell technology, a solution that is both user-friendly and reliable.
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.
At the Volvo Car Corporation, the vision is to design cars that should not crash. In the shorter perspective the aim is that by 2020 no-one should be killed or injured in a Volvo."We don't accept that people lose their lives in airplane accidents, so why should we regard car accidents as inevitable?" says Jan Ivarsson, head of Safety Strategy at the Volvo Car Corporation.