New 2016 XC60 is a new model coming from Volvo. This compact wagon was launched in 2008 and it had small refreshment in 2013 and it is now being redesigned as a model for 2016. It comes with added features and it has a lot of potential on the market. It is based and placed on Volvo Y20 platform that features both front and all wheel drive. It is both stylish and functional.
2016 Volvo XC60 Engine and specifications
One of the most important if not the most important thing on any car is its engine. The engine of 2016 XC60 will not leave you disappointed. Powertrain of this car is also changed to increase its efficiency. This model comes with a turbocharged direct fuel injection which is implemented within its system. Powertrain of this car is 3.0 liter V6 engine which is able to produce 302 horsepower and 295 lb. –ft. of torque. This engine comes in pair with 8 speed automatic transmission but with optional manual shift mode. This car is able to go from 0-60 in 6.8 seconds which is very good for a car this size and in top of its class. This car can max out at 130 mph and it is very fuel efficient.
2016 Volvo XC60 Interior design
Interior of 2016 XC60 is very appealing and eye catching. Volvo designed this station wagon with a modern, sporty and functional appearance. The roof line has been put up a little higher and you can load things on it. Interior is functional and elegant. There is a lot of space inside the cabin which provides a lot of comfort for all five passengers thus making it convenient for people that need some extra space inside. When talking about electronic equipment inside this car we must mention a button located at the bottom of center console which is used to control the music and the volume. There is also a 9.3 inch touchscreen display in the center and climate control to control the temperature and other gadgets such as navigation, Apple Car Play, phone call, audio system and many others.
2016 Volvo XC60 Exterior design
Exterior changes are mostly visible on the front of this car and the changes made to the back are not big and substantial. Front grille is redesigned and it still features widely known Volvo emblem. New redesigned improved the aerodynamics which made this car more efficient. Head and taillights will be changed a bit and lights will get better LED cluster to improve light in all conditions.
2016 Volvo XC60 Release date and Price
There is no official info about this cars price but it will be somewhere around 36.000. It should hit the markets in second half of 2015 and its main competitors are BMW X3 and Audi Q5.