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The Volvo XC60 was first unveiled in 2008 and then updated for a second time in 2014. A 2017 Volvo XC60 has recently been spotted while undergoing testing in freezing conditions in native country Sweden and certainly looks impressive. Not much detail is known, but we have managed to gather whatever data is available to provide a detailed overview as of now. We expect the new car to debut in India in late 2017 or 2018. We do know that the new Volvo XC60 will debut at the Geneva Auto Show in 2017. Built on the same platform of Volvo XC90 and theVolvo V90, the flexible platform is the company’s SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform.
2017 Volvo XC60 Specs and Features:
The new 2017 Volvo XC60 will boast of two types of engines: Drive-E turbocharged and supercharged 3 and 4 cylinder petrol and diesel engines, with the versions featuring a 187 bhp D4 and a more powerful 232bhp D5 engine produces at 5700 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 2100 rpm. Both of the engines have DOHC (Double OverHead Cam) 16-valve inline-4, aluminium block and head and featuring direct fuel injection systems. An 8-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode is also standard.A plug-in hybrid engine is also expected sometime in 2018 which will feature a 1.5 litre turbocharged, three-cylinder petrol engine paired to an electric motor (hence the hybrid nature) to produce a combined output of approximately 250bhp.
The frontal fascia features the standard vertical slat grille running lights. The car will arrive with the distinctive Thor’s hammer LED headlamps, which seem to have become quite a trademark for the Scandinavian major. The newmodular platform will help in reducing the weight which in turn will result in improved performance and efficiency. From the sides, the new XC90 looks more SUV-like thanks to the new platform and comes with new black alloy wheels and black-walled tyres. The rear section,on the other hand, seems to have retained some design bits of the outgoing XC60, the 2014 version, like the vertical tail lamps and curved tailgate. TheXC60 a bit bigger than the outgoing model, however, leading to more passenger and seating space.
2017 Volvo XC60 Safety Features:
Like we have said before, no Volvo discussioncan end without a sniff of the uber-impressive safety features. The 2017 Volvo XC60 is no different. The new XC60 includes traditional Volvo safety features like a whiplash protection system, side impact protection system, roll stability control, traction control and dynamic stability, inflatable curtain airbags, hill descent control (AWD only), collision warning with brake support, active bi-xenon lights (optional on the two models), and patented front, side, and rear structures. Volvo’s patented ‘City Safety’ is expected. According to international safety standards authority like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute, collectively known as IIHS-HLDI, tests have shown that the ‘City Safety’ feature leads to lesser incidents of accidents and consequent insurance claims.
2017 Volvo XC60 Price and Launch Dates
The 2017 Volvo XC60 is to be imported as CBUs or Completely Built Units in India. We expect a price of $41,945 for the crossover. The Volvo XC60 will have to face stiff competition from the likes of Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Classand the Jaguar F-Pace. Volvo has big plans for India, too, as more and more car owners realise the innate value of a superior car safety system, like the ‘City Safety’ feature described here. We expect the car to debut in late 2017 or 2018.