Volvo XC60

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Volvo XC60
2009 Volvo XC60 (US)
ManufacturerVolvo Cars
Parent companyPremier Automotive Group
Production2008-
AssemblyGhent, Belgium
ClassCompact crossover SUV
Body style(s)4-door SUV
LayoutFront engine, four-wheel drive
PlatformVolvo P24- platform
Engine(s)Turbocharged 3.0 I6
Transmission(s)6-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,774 mm (109.2 in)
Length4,628 mm (182.2 in)
Width2,141 mm (84.3 in)
Height1,715 mm (67.5 in)
RelatedVolvo S80
Volvo V70
Volvo XC70
ManualsService Manual

The Volvo XC60 is a compact crossover SUV produced by Volvo. It was revealed in production form at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. It went on sale in Europe in late 2008, and is scheduled to go on sale in North America in 2009 for the 2010 model year.

Volvo will produce the XC60 with both gasoline- and diesel-burning engines. In North America, only the gasoline-engine will be available. The XC60 shares technology with the Land Rover Freelander of 2007, using a modified version of the Volvo P24- platform. The Land Rover LR3 will set the stage for these corporate siblings to enter the market, as much of the engineering and tuning of this CUV was done by Volvo in Sweden, only offroad capabilities were done at Land Rover in England. The project director for the XC60 is Lars Blenwall.

The XC60 features Volvo's T6 straight-6 turbocharged 285 hp (213 kW) engine, Haldex Traction AWD.[1]

XC60 concept

Volvo XC60 concept

The XC60 concept was a preview of the production XC60. It was introduced at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It includes a glass roof and a newly styled grille, with a much larger Volvo symbol, new shifting mechanism, mechanical tail gate, and 20 inch wheels. [2]

Variants

The Volvo XC60 has three model variants and three engine options for model year 2009.

XC60 S

The XC60 S is the standard variant and comes with either a 2.4D AWD or D5 AWD. The XC60 S 2.4D "On the Road Price" is £24,750.00 and the XC60 S D5 has an "On the Road Price" of £25,750.00.

XC60 SE

The XC60 SE is an upgrade variant to the XC60 S and has the addition of a T6 AWD Petrol Engine.

XC60 SE LUX

The XC60 SE LUX has the same choice of engines as the XC60 SE but has additional equipment to the SE.

Engines

For the 2009 model year, there will be three engines available:

  • 2.4D
  • D5
  • T6 (not available with the XC60 S)

Safety

The XC60 is projected to includes traditional Volvo safety features that would include whiplash protection system, side impact protection system, roll stability control, dynamic stability and traction control, inflatable curtain), hill descent control, collision warning with brake support, active bi-xenon lights, and patented front, side, and rear structures. The XC60 also introduces a new technology feature that Volvo has named City Safety. The system is described as a driver support system with the goal of preventing or mitigating vehicle-on-vehicle collisions under 19 mph (31 km/h); it does so through the use of a closing velocity sensor that helps determine whether a collision is likely. Depending on the speed, if a collision is likely, the Volvo's computer system will either prepared the car to brake or automatically brake the vehicle to avoid or mitigate a rear-end collision. [3] . Volvo also implemented the system to assist in towing caravans and trailers.

Performance

The XC60 will be offered with a turbo charged six cylinder engine with a Haldex Traction all wheel drive system, and a 6-speed automatic. The turbo 3.0 I6 produces 285 hp (213 kW; 289 PS) and 295 ft·lbf (400 N·m). of torque.

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