Volvo amazed us all when it unveiled that latest iteration of the XC60 SUV at the recent 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It amazed us all when it hinted on the possibility of this arriving in the Indian car market by the end of this year itself. Now, according to an official communication, the Swedish automaker has commenced the manufacturing of the next-gen XC60 at its plant in Sweden.
The XC60 was originally launched 9 years back and since then has become one of the best-selling mid-size premium SUV in the European car market. The XC60 accounts for over 30 percent of Volvo’s global sales.
he XC60 is the fourth model based on Volvo’s in-house-developed SPA vehicle architecture, following the introduction of the top-of-the-line 90 series in recent years. The SPA-related investments in Sweden have had positive effects on employment at the company, with thousands of new jobs added in production, research and development, and other areas. Do Read: Volvo S60 Polestar launched in India: Price, Features and Specifications
The new XC60 is loaded with new and improved safety technology. Steer Assist has been added to the ground-breaking City Safety system. A new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation uses Steer Assist to help mitigate head-on collisions, while Volvo’s Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) now uses Steer Assist functionality to reduce the risk of lane-changing collisions. Do Read: Volvo cars set to increase the prices of its entire product portfolio in India this April
The new XC60 offers Volvo’s T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid at the top of the powertrain range, delivering 407 hp and acceleration from 0-100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds.
The Volvo XC60 comes with The new CleanZone four-zone climate control system removes harmful pollutants and particles from outside the cabin and promises to offer ‘Scandinavian-fresh’ air on the inside.
This SUV also comes with Pilot Assist, Volvo’s advanced semi-autonomous driver-assistance system, which takes care of the steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130 km/h, is available in the new XC60 as an option.