Volvo XC60 is a compact crossover that was initially launched in 2008. It is an entry level model in the SUV segment of the Swedish car manufacturer. It underwent mid-cycle refreshment in 2013 and it will undergo another redesigning in 2016 as it awaits its first generation model. It will be based on the Volvo Y20 platform which comes with both front and all wheel drive. The 2016 Volvo XC60 will be highly stylish with advanced features that might even surpass the expectations of many car enthusiasts. It shall be a face-lift of the 2013 model but with improvements inside and outside, as well as better engine choices.
2016 Volvo XC60: Redesign Exterior and Interior
As mentioned earlier, this model is being modified on the Y20 platform which is used in making Land Rover Freelander. Aside from the platform, 2016 Vovlo XC60 will get other technical features similar to its British cousin. Since this model was refreshed in 2013, most of the upcoming changes will be visual. They include a refreshed front end whereby this model will get a new grille and somewhat different headlamps. It will also get some minor changes on its rear end.
2016 Volvo XC60 is targeted for the exclusive segments, thus it will be offered as standard with superior interior equipments and materials. Inside this new auto, it will most likely come with a similar cabin like that of the 2014 year model. This means that it will get spacious seats giving its user the option of accommodating five passengers. Aside from that, the roomy interior will enable to move freely inside and be left with enough space to store extra luggage. Additionally, a divine electronic set will be installed at its bottom centre and its use will be to control the music system. Still at its bottom, one finds the climate control feature which automatically controls various climatic conditions. Other additional features in the 2016 Volvo XC60 include handsfree calling, 7 inch touch-screen, dual zone climate control, ventilated front seats, navigation, Apple’s car Play audio system, a moon-roof that will serve first and second row passengers and many other friendly applications.
2016 Volvo XC60: Engine and Fuel Economy
The current 3.0 liter turbo unit is expected to be replaced with a more fuel economical 2.0 liter turbocharged and 2.o liter supercharged engine generating 300 horses and a torque of 295 lb-ft. Another 2.0 liter less powerful engine will be offered that will develop 249 horses and about 250 pounds-feet of torque. These engines are expected to be paired up with the eight speed automatic transmission. Again, 2016 Volvo XC60 will come with a manual shift mode. The turbo charged engine will be able to accelerate this mid-size crossover from zero to 60 miles per hour in only 6.8 seconds. 2016 Volvo XC60 will reach a top speed of 130 miles per hour, meaning that it will be highly fuel efficient. Its EPA ratings will e at 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.
2016 Volvo XC60: Price, Release Date and Competitors
The all new 2016 Volvo XC60 is scheduled to be released in 2015, most likely in Geneva. This exquisite machine is set to be priced at around $ 36 000 for the base model and around $ 45 000 for the high class range. Its closest rivals of 2016 Volvo XC60 include BMW X3 and Audi Q5.