2016 Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60 is a compact luxury crossover which was introduced in 2008. It is an entry-level model of SUV line-up of this Swedish automaker. The first generation of this crossover is still under production while second one is still in phase of development and it is expected to be launched as 2017 year model. If you consider that mid-cycle refreshment came in 2013, it is clear that 2016 Volvo XC60 will not be very different from current model.
2016 Volvo XC60 redesign
The 2016 Volvo XC60 is based on modified Y20 platform, which is also used for Land Rover Freelander. Beside same platform, this model uses many other technical solutions from its British cousin. As we said, this crossover was refreshed in 2013. Most of these changes were esthetic. The main difference was in front end, where this model got new grille and slightly different headlights, while changes on the rear end were minor. Just it was case with exterior, updated model brought many changes inside. Some of those changes were new 7-inch display, new materials and new dashboard trim and also a paddle shifter, which is available only in T6 models. The 2016 XC60 will have pretty much the same cabin like that 2014 year model.
2016 Volvo XC60 engine, transmission and safety features
This crossover is powered with 3.0 liter intercooled turbocharged V6, which delivers around 300 horses and 295 lb-ft of twist. Paired with 6-speed Geartronic transmission, 2016 Volvo XC60 is able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, while top speed is around 130 mph. Fuel consumption is 25 mpg in city drive, while on the highway 2016 XC60 makes around 36 mpg. The safety is one of the Volvo’s priorities, so this crossover is equipped with plenty of safety features. Some of them are whiplash protection system, side impact protection system, roll stability control, dynamic stability and traction control, collision warning with brake support and many others.
2016 Volvo XC60 release date and price
The 2016 Volvo XC60 will be released somewhere in the second half of next year. Price is expected to be unchanged, which means around 30.000 dollars for base model.
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