2010 Volvo XC60 | new car review

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 by











The XC60 is Volvo’s smallest SUV and its newest, having been introduced in 2008.

The market for the small, road-based crossover SUV is growing and the Swedish manufacturer reckons its brand of luxury and premium motoring has something to offer the buyer.

The five-seater house the familiar Volvo grille although it reflects the move among the marques models towards a more dynamic look than the box Volvos of old.

Three versions of the XC60 are available (in the UAE), all of them powered by a 3.0-litre bi-turbo engine that produces 281bhp and powers all four wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. All of the trim levels have a decent level of specification and a price to reflect that, with charges starting at 170,000AED.

The Premium trim level XC60 rides on 18-inch alloy wheels and includes leather seats, cruise control and a six CD changer, as well as satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone connectivity and front and rear parking sensors.

The mid-range option is the R Design model, which features a unique design of leather seats, a rear view camera and 20-inch wheels. The top-spec XC60 is the Prestige and is equipped with most of the above, plus adaptive cruise control, a powered tailgate and bi-xenon headlights that move with the motion of the steering wheel to improve visibility around corners. It rides on 18-inch alloy wheels.

Being a Volvo, the XC60 is available with plenty of safety features, including Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, front side and curtain airbags and a whiplash protection system in the front seats.

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