2017 Volvo XC60 is a compact crossover SUV by Volvo, based on Volvo P3 platform. In 2008, Volvo launched the XC60 best-selling Volvo’s car since 2009. In April 2010, an R-Design variant of became available XC60, with a color that matches the body kit, stiffer chassis and damping, and other unique exterior / interior finishing. The 2017 XC60 S is the standard variant and comes with either a D3 (163 bhp) (front wheel drive) or D5 AWD (205 bhp (153 kW; 208 PS) all wheel).
The 2017 XC60 D3 S is available as a manual drive an eco version or geartronic (automatic) version. The 2017 XC60 D5 AWD is available as either an automatic or manual version. The XC60 SE is an upgrade version of the XC60 S with the same engine lineup as the S and the addition of a six-cylinder T6 AWD petrol engine 304 bhp produce (227 kW; 308 PS). The 2017 Volvo XC60 SE Lux have the same choice of engines as the XC60 SE but the additional equipment for the SE.
In February 2013 Volvo debuted a refreshed version of the Volvo XC60, to be released for the model year 2014. Out of updates are mainly cosmetic, with changes to the grille and front row lights, loss of black liner along the lower doorsills and minor changes to the outlet tips and taillights. Interior updates include new material and dashboard finish, available paddle shifter on the T6 model, and the launch of a 7 inches touch screen display.
2017 Volvo XC60 Concept
The 2017 Volvo XC60 concept was a preview of the production XC60. Volvo XC60 2017 model adds a glass roof and a new style grille, with a much larger Volvo logo with the ‘V’ formed on the Volvo, it was the first of Volvo’s new “DNA” that implement them slowly throughout the range. The XC60 concept also has a new shift mechanism, electronic bootlid, and 20-inch wheels. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. The production vehicle unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2008. Sales have gone North American models in Europe in the third quarter of 2008 on the sale in early 2009 as a model in 2010.
The new 2017 Volvo XC60 shares technology with the Land Rover Freelander 2007, using a modified version of Volvo Y20 platform. The Land Rover Discovery 4 / LR3 will set the stage for the corporate siblings to enter the market, so much of the engineering and tuning of this CUV is done by Volvo in Sweden, was just offroad capabilities applied to Land Rover in England. The project director for the XC60 is Lars Blenwall.
2017 Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid
The 2017 Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid concept was unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. According to Volvo, the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid has an all-electric range of up to 35 miles (56 km) for a fuel economy equivalent of 105 mpg-US (2.2 L / 100 km; 126 mpg Imp) and a total range of 600 miles (970 km). Fuel consumption is while the gasoline engine is estimated at 50 mpg-US (4.7 L / 100 km; 60 mpg Imp). Recharge time is 3.5 hours from a 220V outlet and 7.5 hours from a 110V outlet.
2017 Volvo XC60 Safety
The 2017 Volvo XC60 adds traditional Volvo safety features including a whiplash protection system, side impact protection system, roll stability control, dynamic stability and traction control, inflatable curtain, hill descent control, collision warning with brake support, active bi-xenon lights, and patented for, side and rear structures. The 2017 XC60 also has a new technology feature that Volvo has named Safety City. The system is described as a driver support system with the aim of preventing and reducing vehicle-on-vehicle collisions below 30 km/h (19 mph) , this is done by using a closing velocity sensor that helps determine whether a collision is likely.
Depending on the speed if a collision is likely, the Volvo’s computer system or to prepare to brake or automatically to avoid the car brakes or reduce the car a rear-end collision. Volvo also implemented to help the system towing caravans and trailers. In 2011, the highway data loss Institute credited City Safety for 27% less property damage liability claims, 51% fewer claims bodily injury liability, and 22% fewer collision claims for the XC60 compared to other midsize luxury SUVs. The XC60 has fewer insurance claims compared with other Volvo models missing feature City Safety.
Euro NCAP evaluated the XC60 in 2008, awarding it 5 of 5 stars for adult occupant protection. The XC60 scored 16 of 16 points in the front test and 16 of 16 in the side test. The car 2 of 2 points available in the pole test and an additional 3 points for seatbelt reminders. The XC60 has a total of 37 out of 37 points and is five stars (33-37) in Euro NCAP’s assessment. The XC60 is one of only three cars (Nissan Qashqai, 2008 from Renault Megane) receiving 37 of 37 available points in point assessment Euro NCAP’s.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Volvo XC60 their Top Safety Pick + award. 2017 Volvo XC60 is the IIHS’s highest rating of “good” given to the front, side, rear and roof strength tests and has electronic stability control as standard equipment to receive the award.
2017 Volvo XC60 Configuration
Type: Luxury vehicle
3/5 · Car and Driver
MSRP: From $40,950
MPG: Up to 23 city / 31 highway
Dimensions: 183″ L x 74″ W x 67″ H
Towing capacity: 3,500 lbs
Cargo volume: 30.8 ft³, 67.4 ft³ with seat area
2017 Volvo XC60 Configuration & Price
2017 XC60 T5 Dynamic $40,950
2017 XC60 T5 Inscription $40,950
2017 XC60 T5 Dynamic AWD $42,950
2017 XC60 T5 Inscription AWD $42,950
2017 XC60 T6 Dynamic $46,350
2017 XC60 T6 Inscription $46,350
2017 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design $51,000