The most important Volvo brand new

Geneva, 7 March 2017

If any car to any auto company is really important, which is a golf VW and the other the XC60 Volvo. Whether you believe it or not, but the current (say better, the now superseded) XC60 is the best selling premium mid-size SUV Europe. He managed the feat, to increase its sales in each of its eight years of production. He has sold more than a million times. And it accounts for about 30 percent of worldwide sales of Volvos. You see it: important. Very important.

Shrunken XC90

As well for Volvo, that the new version shares a bunch of parts and the platform with the great S90, V90, XC90. It begins with the appearance. The new XC60 is like a veritable eye-catcher was to be expected. Like a shrunken XC90, why ride here only five instead of seven persons. Inside, it looks too after the recent upper class models of Sweden. With an almost esoteric look and very fine workmanship. The large touch screen in the past Center of criticism often gets a little update with better graphics for an easier operation. Apple CarPlay and Android car are available as an option.

Oncoming traffic swerves XC60

For Volvo traditionally also indispensable: The new XC60 Gets the newest (and remarkably comprehensive) armada of security systems. The Scandinavians called "one of the safest vehicles ever" her new SUV. For the first time, Volvos emergency Bremssystem is expanded to a steering. A novelty is also the so-called "oncoming lane mitigation", which automatically re-directs, if threatening collisions with oncoming traffic. The well-known pilot assist option is also to have, which can be part of autonomous up to speeds of 130 km/h, the XC60 drive.

Hybrid with 407 HP

Not surprisingly only four-cylinder engines are used in the Volvo XC60 2017. The fastest works the new mid-size SUV with the T8 plug-in hybrid known from the 90's models. It develops 407 HP and pushes the XC60 in 5.3 seconds 0-100 km/h. be purchased but especially the two diesel with 190 HP (D4) and 235 HP (D5). Two petrol engines with 254 PS (T5) and 320 HP (T6) are available. The market launch of the new Volvo XC60 is carried out in the summer of 2017. Prices start at 48.050 euros for the D4 AWD momentum. (black & white)