Volvo Cars has revealed the long-awaited all-new XC60 premium SUV at the Geneva Motor Show.
The new car replaces Volvo’s highly-successful original XC60, which is a model that represents around 30 per cent of Volvo’s total global sales.
Built on the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) as Volvo’s new 90 cluster, the all-new XC60, set to be one of the safest cars ever made, is fully-loaded with new technology.
Steer Assist has been added to the ground-breaking City Safety system. Another new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation debuts in the new car, using Steer Assist to help mitigate head-on collisions, while Volvo’s Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) now also uses Steer Assist functionality to reduce the risk of lane-changing collisions.
Pilot Assist, Volvo’s advanced semi-autonomous driver assistance system which takes care of steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130 km/h, is available in the all-new XC60 as an option.
The all-new XC60 offers Volvo’s award-winning T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid at the top of its powertrain range, delivering a total combined output of 300 kW and acceleration from 0-100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds. The rest of the engine line-up also includes the same petrol and diesel Drive-E engines as found in the XC90.
But it is not just under the bonnet that the all-new XC60 delivers healthy performance. The new CleanZone four-zone automatic climate control system removes harmful pollutants and particles from outside the cabin to deliver Scandinavian-fresh air on the inside.
Volvo Cars’ revered new Sensus Connect infotainment interface, with its 9-inch portrait touch screen, also receives a graphical update with improved usability. As in the 90 cluster cars, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also available.
Arrival of the all-new Volvo XC60 in South Africa is preliminary confirmed for the second quarter of 2018, with engine availability, specification, pricing and model mix to be confirmed and communicated closer to the time of launch.
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