A Car That Gets Your Back

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is an evolution of the concept laid by its highly-successful predecessor. Where bold design meets a beautiful interior, where technology is natural, and every drive is a pleasure.


n Sweden, we build SUVs differently. We start with the concept of designing around you - a car that must look beautiful, engage the driver, and make itself useful.

We create an exterior that mixes muscular dynamism with clean, elegant Scandinavian design. We find the perfect balance between comfort and control, and use it to build the chassis. And we craft an interior from the finest Swedish materials, making sure it’s full of natural light and packed with clever touches to make every day easier.

This is the result. The Volvo XC60. A car that’s as good to drive as it is to look at, filled ‍‍‍with our latest technology to deliver an experience that rewards and fulfills.

This is the Swedish SUV. Evolved.

The Scandinavian Athlete

Refined strength, designed in Sweden

“We have a strong heritage in designing stylish and dynamic SUVs that offer the latest in technology. The new XC60 will be no exception. ‍‍‍It’s the perfect car for an active lifestyle, and it represents the next step in our transformation plan.”

Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive, Volvo Car Group

(1) Commanding presence, Swedish flair. The Volvo XC60 is the SUV with a unique Scandinavian attitude.

(2) The Volvo XC60 combines grace with power. A long bonnet, muscular wheel a‍‍‍rches and short overhangs create a sense of refined strength.

(3) Distinctive T-shaped Thor’s Hammer LED headlights define the Volvo XC60 and give it a strong identity. Active High Beam means you always get the best view without dazzling other road users.

(4) Light, space, and craftsmanship – enjoy Swedish luxury on every drive.

(5) Crafted ‍‍‍from natural, luxurious materials, the Volvo XC60 is the epitome of modern Scandinavian design. Real wood, genuine metal, and beautiful details combine to make every journey an occasion.

(6) Interacting with your XC60 is second nature. The centre display with touchscreen has been designed to be intuitive and natural to use. Navigation and entertainment are all just a touch – or voice command – away.

(7) Hear your music as the artist intender with Bowers & Wilkins audio. Enjoy an immersive experience with crystal clear sound.

“The XC60 is an SUV not designed to look down on others, but to drive. The exterior has an athletic sculpture with a subtle, timeless quality. The interior is a masterful composition of well-resolved architecture, beautiful materials, and the very latest technology – a‍‍‍ll perfectly blended together. The XC60 provides a true Scandinavian experience which will make our customers feel special”

Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design, Volvo Car Group.

With its dynamic, perfectly crafted elegant exterior, the XC60 is an SUV that makes a strong visual statement.

Beautifully crafted details let you know that this is a Volvo. With its sharp creases an curves, the sc‍‍‍ulpted bonnet helps create an impression of strength and refinement. Large wheels and pronounced wheelarches express the car’s athleticism and capability. One glance tells you this is a car that’s ready for whatever activity or adventure awaits.

Full-LED headlights with distinctive T-shaped Thors’s Hammer daytime running lights create an unmistakable impression, day or night, while rear lights that flow into the tailgate are a Volvo design cue that emphasize the car’s strength.

From every angle, the XC60 is the SUV with a unique Scandinavian attitude.

Pleasure For Your Senses

Crafted for an enjoyable drive‍‍‍

The XC60 is built for enjoyment, because we think you should enjoy every drive in your car, no matter how short or long the journey. That’s why we crafted the XC60 to be a car that you feel inspired and confident when driving. One where you always feel in control, and where technology is there to support you and make every interaction second nature.

With its strong, lightweight construction and sophisticated suspension components, the chassis of the XC60 allowed us to find just the right balance between comfort and control. To create a car that offers great driver feedback, but which leaves you feeling fresh, even after a long journey.

“We have focused on building a car that can deliver pleasure ‍‍‍to all of your senses – from a commanding view of the road ahead in a beautifully appointed and calm cabin, to a safe, inspired, and confident ride.”

Henrik Green, Senior Vice President, Product & Quality, Volvo Car Group

The Command Centre

When you sit in the driver’s seat of the XC60, you’re in control. In control of everything the car can do for you and in control of your journey, from the driving position to the way you interact with the navigation system.

The experience starts with the driving environment. The dashboard and centre console wrap around, creating the feeling of a cockpit and putting you in command. Beautifully designed and finished controls make every interaction with the XC60 a pleasure.

‍‍‍Take your place behind the wheel

Your Sanctuary

‍‍‍When designing the interior of our cars, we apply the same principles you would when designing a living room. High-quality materials, intelligent use of space and attention to detail work together to create a warm, inviting environment. And it’s for all of your passengers.

Everyone who travels in the XC60 gets the same standards of comfort, space, light, and design. Everyone will enjoy the journey, no matter where they sit. Welcome to a sanctuary that calms and soothes.

‍‍‍CleanZone technology means that the air you breathe inside the car is clean and fresh, regardless of the air quality outside the vehicle. It filters dust, pollen, particulates, and odours while monitoring the air quality and closing the intakes if pollutant levels rise too high. It happens automatically - all you need to do is set the temperature you want, and the XC60 does the rest.

Informed, in control, and always up to date

What is Sensus? Sensus is our approach to technology, one that has a guiding principle - to make your life easier and more enjoyable, whether it’s your comfort, entertainment, or navigation requirements. Sensus connects you with your Volvo. It keeps you informed, entertained, and in control of your journey.Intuitive, easy-to-use controls are a prime feature of Sensus and you will find them on the large, 9-inch centre display with touch screen. Replacing physical buttons with virtual equivalents on the screen allows them to be larger and easier to use, while also making the cabin feel less cluttered.

The Sensus experience enriches every moment that you spend in your Volvo.


“We’ve paid particular attention to making life easier for our customers by providing them with the creature co‍‍‍mforts and services that take the hassle out of everyday life.”

Henrik Green, Senior Vice President, Product & Quality, Volvo Car Group


Always looking out for‍‍‍ you

IntelliSafe is our name for the intuitive, intelligent Volvo Cars technologies that support your driving, help to prevent accidents, and protect you in a collision. These innovations play a key role in helping us realise our bold vision that, by 2020, no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car.

City Safety is at the heart of IntelliSafe. Fitted as standard, it’s like a co-pilot that’s looking out for you, detecting danger ahead, then warning you and intervening if necessary.

Reducing the impact of a collision is just as important as avoiding the collision. We invented the safety belt over 5‍‍‍0 years ago and we never stopped innovating. With technology that’s as advanced as this, your Volvo can help make every day safer. For you, your passengers, and everybody.

‍‍‍(1) City Safety identifies other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and large animals ahead of you, even at night. It warns you of any hazards and, if you don’t react, it will brake automatically to help avoid or mitigate a collision and can help you steer around obstacles on the road and avoid oncoming vehicles.

(2) Steering Support predicts if you are about to hit something. If you start to steer, but not enough, it will try to increase the steering, making rapid manoeuvres safer and more effective.

(3) Oncoming Lane Mitigation‍‍‍ can help avoid collisions with oncoming vehicles by automatically steering the car out of the way.

‍‍‍(4) Run-off Road Mitigation steers and, if necessary, brakes to help prevent you leaving the road accidentally.

‍‍‍(5) Driver Alert Control recognises if you’re tired or distracted and suggests that it’s time to take a break.

(6) Road Sign Information reminds you of the speed limit.

‍‍‍(7) Cross Traffic Alert technology helps you to reverse out of a space knowing that there are no vehicles about to collide with you. The technology can spot vehicles approaching from either side of your Volvo at a distance of up to 30 metres, while cyclists and pedestrians can be detected at even shorter distances.

‍‍‍(8) Blind Spot Information with Steer Assist for increased awareness and confidence on the highway, alerting you of vehicles alongside you. If you don’t react to the warnings and drift into the path of another vehicle, Steer Assist will gently guide you back into your lane.

(9) Rear Collision Warning detects if another vehicle is about to hit you from behind and flashes the hazard lights more quickly than usual. It also tenses up the safety belts.

“We’ve been working with collision avoidance systems for many years and we can see how effective they are. In Sweden alone, we have seen a decl‍‍‍ine of around 45 percent in rear-end frontal crashes thanks to our collision warning with autobrake system. With the XC60, we are determined to take the next step in reducing avoidable collisions with the addition of steering support and assistance systems”

Malin Ekholm, Senior Director, Volvo Cars’ Safety Centre


Enjoying more, using less

With the perfect balance between performance and efficiency, every powertrain in a Volvo gives you on-demand power with low fuel consumption. We achieve this with Drive-E, the cutting-edge technology behind every one of our advanced petrol and diesel engines, where performance and efficiency are built in.

Smaller engines lose less energy through friction so they can make every drop of fuel work harder to minimise emissions. We’ve used low-friction components to make them run smoother and more efficiently. Reducing size and weight has freed up interior space and improved the car’s handling.

Our eight-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox make the most of each engine’s potential. Designed to minimise power loss and maximise performance, Geartronic will always select the right gear for whatever is coming next, or you can choose to change gear yourself in manual mode.

T5‍‍‍ - The 254hp/350Nm T5 petrol powertrain is as responsive on the highway as in the city. This superb all-rounder delivers generous power just where you need it, ensuring excellent drivability in combination with our smooth 8-speed automatic gearbox.

T8 Twin Engine AWD - Our T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid delivers an exhilarating drive with uncompromised efficiency. Combining a high-performance petrol engine and an electric motor, this 407hp/640Nm powertrain allows outstanding highway performance and zero emission commuting - with all-wheel drive capability when needed.

“Good Scandinavian de‍‍‍sign is beauty that wants to be discovered ”

Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design, Volvo Car Group.

First Generation Volvo XC60

(2008 – 2017)‍‍‍

Launched in 2008, the first XC60 allowed Volvo to compete head-on and triumph over its German competitors in one of the most competitive market segments. As recently as 2015, it was the best-selling mid-size SUV in Europe.The XC60 is not only a consistent best-seller for Volvo; it is also an ever-improving one. Throughout its entire model life cycle, the first-generation XC60 never failed to post increase of its year-on-year sales, even as it was on the verge of being replaced by the newer model here.

The first XC60 was noteworthy for pioneering the introduction of City Safety, which is standard, as well as Collision Warning with Autobrake, offered as an optional upgrade. If it senses an inevitable collision, the XC60 activates its Pre-Prepared Restraints, which prepares and adapts the seat belts and airbags before the actual impact.

‍‍‍Early versions of the XC60 were powered by a compact and transversely-mounted 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo engine delivering 285hp and 400Nm. More recent versions, however, are powered by Volvo’s latest-generation Drive-E high performance engines that offer a perfect blend of driver enjoyment and fuel economy whilst retaining a responsive feel for city driving.

The last of the first-generation Volvo XC60 rolled off Volvo Cars’ plant in Ghent, Belgium, and is put on display at the Volvo Museum in Gothenburg.































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