Introducing the Volvo XC60

Published 14 January 2022
in Reviews
Introducing the Volvo XC60

Founded in Sweden in 1927, for decades Volvo has been synonymous with safety and is one of best known brands around the world.  By 2025 they are aiming to ensure 50% of all new car sales are electric, with the remaining 50% making up hybrid vehicle sales. 

The XC60 is one of their plug-in hybrid models, and the midsize SUV puts both comfort and technology at its core, while maximising its safety credentials.  One of the brands best-selling models, technology is a major focus of Volvo’s hybrid range, with Google map and Assistant technology ensuring you have everything you need for a seamless and more luxurious drive. 

The detail:

There are three core options for the XC60 – the Momentum, Inscription or top-end R-Design.  

  • Inscription: 22” 5 double-spoke matt black diamond-cut alloys, Fine Nappa leather perforated upholstery and a 12-inch driver display come with this option.
  • Momentum: This model comes with 18” 5 Y-spoke silvery alloy wheels, Textile/T-Tec upholstery and Iron Ore aluminium inlays
  • R-Design: A Sport chassis, 19-inch 5 double-spoke matt black diamond-cut alloys, a High gloss black R-Design grille with horizontal mesh and Metal Mesh aluminium inlays are available with the top-end option.

Electric range: In pure electric mode, the XC60 offers up to 49 miles of range on a single charge.  This varies based on your driving style, but is a greater range than some of its plug-in competitors.

Infotainment system: Google Assist offers peace of mind when driving, with the technology allowing control of the infotainment system by simply saying ‘Hey Google’ – no need to take your hands off the wheel.

Summary:

Volvo have strong credentials within the market and their hybrid range is a great option if you're not quite ready to go fully electric.  With reduced fuel and running costs from its 49 miles of range, this could be a good fit for those with a short commute.  For those looking for enhanced technology in their next car, the integration of Google Assist is ideal for a voice-controlled infotainment system.