With the XC60 is the Swedish car maker want to place on the attractive SUV market to wrest the BMW X3, Ford Kuga or Volkswagen Tiguan as the car market share. Like all Volvos in recent years, it continues with its distinct edges and elegant lines already optically clear from most competitors. At launch, the boulevard cruiser that has permanent four-wheel drive was offered in three engine variants: In the top version offers a for speeds over 210 km / h Volvo XC60 T & Geartronic with 285 hp the enormous power reserves for on-road and off-road excursions. For the diesels, the Volvo Cross Country presents two five-cylinder turbo diesel engine with 175 or 205 hp. Offered since 2009, the base model with front wheel drive and 2.4-liter diesel engine with 163 hp offers you affordable CO2 emission value of 170 g / km and an average fuel consumption of 6.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. In addition joined the IAA 2009, the sporty variant of the Volvo XC60, which will inspire even younger drivers for VOLVO with the addition of R-Design. In addition to a sporty design of the body, has the XC60 R-design, 18-inch alloy wheels and an interior that underlines the sporty character with leather, chrome and sport seats. As befits Volvo Cars as a pioneer in the field of automotive safety, the XC60 is equipped as the first car in the world with the innovative City Safety system. This technology works with an in-vehicle radar surveillance and to contribute to collisions in the city or stop-and-go traffic, will soon be a thing of the past already, by also independently engage the built-in electronics for emergency traffic and the car will bring time to a halt. Thus, the new XC60 is, according to the manufacturer as the safest model Volvo has ever built. Half of the model construction, the Volvo XC60 was fitted in spring 2013 with a facelift. In addition, many modifications inside and out, a new base diesel (D2) was integrated with 115 hp and 4.0 liter fuel consumption in the SUV.