Volvo officially took the wraps off of the all-new XC60 during the Geneva Auto Show this week. The all-new XC60 adopts some of the autonomous features introduced in other “all-new” Volvo vehicles, including the XC90, S90 and V90.
If you’re unfamiliar, the XC60 is Volvo’s smaller SUV, offering two rows of seats to the XC90’s three-row configuration. The redesigned XC60 features Volvo’s new safety features including Steer Assist, which automatically takes control of the wheel to avoid head-on collisions thanks to Oncoming Lane Mitigation technology, a new blind spot indication system and Volvo’s pilot assist which allows the car to steer, brake and accelerate on “well-marked roads” at speeds up to 80mph.
The car features Volvo’s T8 Twin Engine, which operates as a gas and electric hybrid and was fist introduced in the XC90. The car is capable of hitting 100km/h in 5.3 seconds thanks to its 400hp engine.
“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,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design at Volvo Car Group.
Volvo said production of the new XC60 will begin this April and that it will share additional details in the future.