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2017 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription

Test Drive

Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Katerina Krjanina

 

The Swedish manufacturer Volvo is very well known as a builder of super safe, strong, comfortable and very reliable cars

2017 Volvo XC60

5 Seats

Engine

T6 AWD (B4204T9) Engine 49

In-line 4-cylinder supercharged & turbocharged

Gasoline direct injection
Transverse, all-wheel drive

Horsepower

302 Hp

Torque

295 lb-ft

2100–4800 rpm

Estimated MPG

22

(City/Hwy)

20/27

Automatic gearbox

Top speed

130

Transmission

8-speed automatic gearbox

Fuel tank

18.5 Gal.

 

Introduction

The 2017 XC60

A new Volvo!  The XC60 signs the start of the new 60 series Volvo cars. It is representing Volvo’s new topnotch design language built on the company’s Scalable Product Architecture.  It is a compact SUV, smaller than the popular Volvo SUV XC90. Even at a smaller size it is very comfortable and appealing.

The XC60 is the result of classic elegance and sportiness today. It has headlights, a central grille, mirrors and wheels that look huge, and even the brand’s logo is easy to see from the distance, thanks to the wide dimension of its circular body. Stylish and seductive, the Volvo XC60 Volvo is a fierce challenger for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Audi Q5, BMW X3 and VW Tiguan. Quality makes the Volvo XC60 an excellent choice for families. Especially for those who know the quality of this Swedish brand, Volvo.

 

Volvo

If we go back to 1927, when the first mass-produced car was released, till nowadays, Volvo Car Group has shown a stable stream of different models. No wonder, Volvo is so well know all over the world, having sales and offices in more than 100 countries.

Volvo Car Groups has sedans, cross country cars, SUVs, wagons and sportswagons in its range of produced cars.

The largest market, the United States, represented 16 per cent of the total sales volume in 2012, followed by Sweden (12%), China (10%), Germany (7.5%) and the UK (7.5%).

Volvo is the Scandinavian car of excellence. The Swedish manufacturer Volvo is very well known as a builder of super safe, strong, comfortable and very reliable cars. Volvo started around 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden (Stockholm is the largest one). Even if Volvo is a recognized as a Swedish car, the company is now property of a Chinese multinational, The Geely Holding Group from China. However, the headquarters of Volvo are still located in Gothenburg in Sweden, so technically it is still a swedish car, manufactured with the high standards and quality of Sweden, with participation of other countries.

 

Prices and Versions

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is available on different versions with a price range of $40,950 – $51,000

The price may vary if you choose some additional options.

Approximate MSRP starting for the 2017 XC60 T6 awd inscription

Model:

2017 Volvo XC60 T6 awd inscription

Base Price:

$46,350

 

There is a destination fee of $995.

Lease 

There is a lease promotion for 329$ per month for the 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 Dynamic.

$ 4,009 cash due at signing.

The price can change depending on the model and features selected.

 

 

Engine

The T6 AWD has a nice powerful engine with 302 Horse power. More than enough for a compact SUV.

  • In-line 4-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged engine.
  • Torque of 295 lb-ft.

The supercharged engine provides power smoothly together with the great suspension, giving you a very special and exciting ride.

Fuel Tank:

  • Capacity is 18.5 gallons, Gasoline
  • Estimated 20 MPG in the city
  • Estimated 27 MPG on a highway.

 

Exterior

The XC60 shows a smart, thought-out to details design with sophistication in each detail. This one manages to combine its refinement with dynamic design, including expressive headlights, stout hood and the bold grille.

In a word, it represents everything that Volvo stands for.

Interior

Let’s talk about light and spacious interior!

It has considerate natural material and hues together with the pretty simple lines and modern trends.

The main accent is focused on a big vertical monitor above the central panel, which can be used not only for Internet or connecting to your smartphone but also to run almost all automobile’s systems.

There are almost no physical buttons left in the interior.

Let’s focus on details:

  • Standard big openable panorama
  • Storage compartments under the back seats
  • Very comfortable leather seats with extension: four-way lumbar support, ventilation, massage and heating
  • 4-zone climate control with special multi filter
  • Multimedia communication system with upgraded graphical interface and of course it supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
  • Easy reach of a dashpot
  • Premium sound system
  • The decor in wood
  • Enough room to accommodate the kids and luggage – with over 67.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

Safety

The XC60 has more comfort and safety features than its opponents.

Each year since the award’s inauguration in 2013 The XC60 (with the xenon headlamps) receives the name of a Top Safety Pick.

It was awarded with the highest rating the IIHS grants – and exceeds in preventive and protective safety efficiency.

Safety Features Include:

• Blind Spot Monitor System
• Back Up Camera & Rear Parking Sensors
• Volvo On Call with Engine Remote Start
• Navigation with Real Time Traffic
• Panoramic Sunroof
• Leather Seats with Driver Seat Memory
• Wi-Fi Hotspot with On-Board Apps

 

Conclusion

The XC60 was created inspired on The XC90 and this design can be called as Premium Scandinavian minimalism.

When you get into this car, you feel like Volvo knows what you need. Comfortable leather seats with massage and heating, which is so important for a long trip.

Leather interior, that gives you a sense of luxury and elegance. One more thing I should point out is spacious interior, especially if you need to take family with you, or put something in the truck.

Elegant front panel, smooth drive, speed and safety at the same time gives you a feeling of absolute relaxation. In conclusion, I can honestly assure, this model is a perfect one for those, who lead active urban lifestyle.

Many companies have developed mid-sized SUVs with a lot of comfort and convenience features, and I think the mix of performance, safety and comfort of the Volvo XC60 should satisfy most buyers looking for a small, luxury SUV with Swedish style.

Marco Carvajal
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