SUV Reviews: Volvo XC60
The Volvo XC60 was first introduced as a concept in 2007 at the North American International Auto Show more commonly known as a the Detroit Motor Show. The first production model became available in 2008 and was revealed to the public at the Geneva Motor show with sales starting in Europe later that year. The Volvo XC60 shares a lot of technology with the Land Rover Freelander so as far as tech goes, you know the XC60 should be on point.
The XC60 has received a lot of praise from various different automotive authorities, the consensus seems to say that the XC60 is incredibly comfortable, it offers a very relaxing drive though it is lazy and the the engines on offer include some very strong ones. The safety and security record for the XC60 is a particularly good also. Another selling point is the practicality of the Volvo XC60, there is plenty of space in the XC60, and even if you have a car full of taller people, you will find that you have plenty of room. The driver gets a great view of the road thanks to its elevated driving position. As is common with crossover vehicles, you can fold the rear seats flat and when you do so you create a massive 1455 litres of cargo space. With the rear seat backs left up you get a still considerable 495 litres. To create even more space for particularly long items you can also fold don the front passenger seat.
The price for a Volvo XC60 isn’t exactly cheap, prices start at £31,460 with the most expensive XC60 coming in at £43,720. Residuals also aren’t that great and if you sell it off as a second hand Volvo XC60 a few years down the line you stand to lose a fair bit of money. Having said that, Volvo are apparently open and willing to give discounts on the buy it new price, furthermore contract hire prices for the XC60 are pretty low in comparison to some of its rivals. Whilst the XC60 is pretty expensive you can get a new one for the same price it would cost you for a second hand Land Rover Freelander.
May 13, 2015 / admin /