The Volvo XC60 was first launched in 2008, and it was Volvo’s entry level model in the midsize luxury SUV category. It suffered a mid-cycle refresh in 2013, and it will get another redesigning for the 2016. The 2016 Volvo XC60 will be based on the Volvo Y20 platform which comes with both FWD and AWD. It will be extremely stylish with high-end features that might surprise many car enthusiasts. The new Volvo XC60 2016 will basically be the face-lifted 2013 model, but with upgrades on the exterior and interior, and better engine choices.
2016 Volvo XC60 review
This new midsize luxury SUV will be built on the Y20 platform which is also used in the Land Rover Freelander, and it will also have some other technical features similar to its British relative. The fact that, this model was refreshed in 2013, means that the upcoming changes will mostly be visual. They include a redesigned front end, meaning that it will get a new grille and redesigned headlights, while the rear end gets some minor changes.
The 2016 Volvo XC60 will come as standard with superior interior features. Inside the new vehicle, the look of the cabin will be similar to the 2014 year model. It will have spacious seats, giving it the ability of accommodating 5 passengers. The roomy interior will also enable the passengers to move freely inside and still have enough space for extra luggage. Furthermore, a modern electronic set will be set in its bottom center with a purpose of controlling the music system, and the climate, that automatically controls various climatic conditions. Other features include a 7 inch touchscreen, ventilated front seats, navigation, Apple’s car Play audio system, handsfree calling, a dual zone climate control, and a moon-roof.
Volvo XC60 2016 specs
Under the hood of the new 2016 Volvo XC60 will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged and 2.0-liter supercharged engines, capable of generating 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. There will also be a 2.0-liter less powerful engine offered, delivering 249 horses and 250 lb-ft of torque. These engines will be paired with the 8-speed automatic transmission, but it will also come with a manual shift mode. The new Volvo XC60 2016 will be highly fuel efficient, and it should be rated at 25/36 mpg.
2016 Volvo XC60 release date and price
The price tag for the new Volvo XC60 2016 base model is expected to be set at $36,000 and around $45,000 for the high class range. The 2016 Volvo XC60 is expected to available for buying at the end of this year or the beginning of the 2016.