New Volvo XC60 stars at Geneva

Volvo has given its new XC60 its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show this year. Among the rather more attainable stars - as opposed to concepts or new cars from the likes of Ferrari and McLaren - the new XC60 will be available with petrol, diesel, or PHEV powertrains when it goes on sale.

Continuing Volvo's excellent model line-up overhaul, the XC60 is the first new model launched since the Swedish firm completed the 90-Series range. Based on the same architecture, the XC60 has been designed from the outset to be electrified.

More compact than Volvo's flagship XC90, the XC60 is stylish inside and out, and practical. It's also fast with the T8 TwinEngine plug-in hybrid powertrain installed under the skin, with 0-62mph dispatched in just 5.3 seconds.

Volvo XC60

The set-up is the same as found in the XC90 T8 TwinEngine, and produces a combined 407hp. Efficiency figures are yet to be announced, but because of the XC60's smaller size and lower weight, you can confidently expect the quoted statistics to be better than the XC90's 49 g/km CO2 and 135 MPG.

Also available will be Volvo's Sensus infotainment system, advanced safety systems, and semi-autonomous driving capability.

The new XC60 is available to order now in T5 petrol and D5 or D5 with Powerpulse diesel specification. Deliveries will start later this year - production begins mid-April - with the T8 TwinEngine plug-in hybrid model due around autumn.

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:8th Mar 2017

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