2017 Volvo XC60 is a significant upgrade over the 2015 Volvo XC60 and is probably Volvo’s last chance to regain its position back among world’s leading SUV manufacturers. It falls under the range of medium sized Volvos which are safe, practical, spacious and sensible in design. The car has been designed in accordance with the highest standards.
2017 Volvo XC60: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Volvo XC60’s design is perhaps the most well balanced combination of Volvo’s traditional design and improved styling techniques. Interior design is smooth and typical Volvo like. It is bright, spacious and thoroughly modern. 2017 Volvo XC60 has a very spacious interior which is comfortably accommodates five passengers and there is ample space to freely navigate inside without any problems. The upgraded dashboard is angled towards the driver, with a large Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) display of all virtual instruments in the cluster. This car’s dashboard design is very minimalistic and it is black in colour. Its business like and very, as much like a very high-quality Subaru dash as the German luxury cars it’s priced against.
Volvo’s design has improved since it has abandoned its trademark ‘boxy’-design. The new 2017 Volvo XC60’s looks are distinctive and striking. It looks a bit chiselled in terms of shape but blends smooth curves and angles, including an upswept beltline. This car also comes with a glossy grille which is slightly crisper and slightly lower. It comes with a very spacious luggage storage compartment. Volvo has retained its traditional “iron mark” badge. The car is tall yet visually elegant. It is well balanced in terms of proportions and detailing. Available in a one colour only, the car surely looks classier than its contemporaries.
2017 Volvo XC60: Engine Specs
2017 Volvo XC60 is equipped with a 2400 cc three cylinder petrol engine and offers all wheel drive. The 180 HP (Horsepower) engine has a stroke of 93.15 mm and bore of 81 mm. It has got a six speed automatic transmission and a torque of 440 nm. This car’s fuel capacity is 70 l and is listed under Euro 5(environmental classification).The transmission combinations and a new engine promises higher fuel-efficiency and better performance. Even though the company boasts about its safety systems XC60’s auto braking system has failed to detect pedestrians in its test. A proper pedestrian detecting system would cost an extra $3000.
Every 2017 Volvo XC60 comes with power front seats, cruise control, a large sunroof, satellite radio, USB connectivity, and Bluetooth. Special features include tunnel-detecting headlamps; wipers that can auto-sense rain & respond immediately, headlamp washers. At the bottom section there is a climate control that controls various climate functions. To add on that there is the Apple’s Car Play. On the non-technical front elegant leather wrapped and wood crafted steering. Custom features include a rear-seat entertainment system, heated seats; a Dynaudio 650 W rated sound system and a rear-view camera. An improved navigation system is also expected.
2017 Volvo XC60: Release Date and Price
2017 Volvo XC60 is set to be priced at around $ 36 000 for the base model and around $ 45 000 for the high class range. Price is pretty reasonable given the great features and the car is best in its range. It is expected to be available globally by late 2016.