2019 Volvo XC60 Review, Hybrid

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The 2019 Volvo XC60 is soon coming to the markets, and it comes with a more muscular design. This SUV is still known for its good-looking exterior, strength and luxurious cabin.
Volvo XC60 has been around for ten years. Last big overhaul happened in 2014, so the manufacturer decided to do it again last year.

The new-gen vehicle came out of the factory since then, with a new design both inside and outside. There is a new safety system and ventilation system is much improved.

2019 Volvo XC60

2019 Volvo XC60 Powerful Look

Thanks to the Volvo’s “Scalable Product Architecture” design language, XC60 gained a big advantage. The front grille is more prominent and recessed between the headlights. The grille no longer features horizontal bars, but new vertical slats. The headlights are new too, with a thinner design.

The fog lights are moved even lower to the outside corners and the hood looks more rounded. To complete the aggressiveness, front edge has been toned down and accented by a second body line that runs through the whole body. The side view mirrors are mounted to the doors and are placed a little lower.

The doors received some cutout and with more chrome material. At the back, new LED taillights are placed on the corners but they stretch all the way to the rear hatch. The rear fascia is accented by some chrome inserts and it comes with new body lines.

2019 Volvo XC60 Interior Specs

The 2019 Volvo XC60 suffered some huge changes inside the cabin. The dash has new details and it looks flatter. A new infotainment display is added as well, and the vents are now placed at the center stack.

The screen is still vertical but the vents are the same size as the screen. Between center stack and the center console is few new buttons. The difference is that a center console is now under the dash, which gives XC60 more modern look.

Seats are top-notch with great adjustment features and support. The rear seats are comfortable and three adults can fit easily. Behind that is a spacious cargo area, and third-row seats are now just optional.

Volvo XC60 is a well-equipped SUV, including leather seats, a panoramic moonroof, and 9-inch infotainment touchscreen. Bowers & Wilkins sound system and some tech features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are all standards.

Safety Features 

The upcoming beast is becoming safer from year to year. With the features like Lane Departure Warning, Airbag Occupancy Sensor, Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags, Driver Knee Airbag, Rear Child Safety Locks, Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners and Back-Up Camera, this model is safer than ever.

2019 Volvo XC60 interior

2019 Volvo XC60 Engine Details

Volvo XC60 comes with three powertrain options. The customers can choose between two very similar engines and a hybrid. The first engine on the list is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit with 250 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque.

The second engine is 2.0-liter supercharged four-cylinder, with 320 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are coming with AWD and 8-speed automatic transmission.

2019 Volvo XC60 T8 Hybrid Model

The model that is also very popular is 2019 Volvo XC60 T8. This one comes with many improvements. Especially, its engine is Hybrid one. The engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged/supercharged four-cylinder with a plug-in hybrid.

This electric motor that connects to the rear tires produced 87 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Combined this hybrid is creating a total output of 400 HP and 470 lb-ft of torque. Hybrid runs on a lithium-ion-battery-powered electric motor. According to Volvo, it is able to run from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 sec. It will match 8-speed automatic gearbox.

2019 Volvo XC60 Towing Capacity and Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. 3500 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. 350 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. 3500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. 350 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3500 lbs

2019 Volvo XC60 side

2019 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar will be almost powerful like Corvette

The model that takes all attention is powerful 2019 Volvo XC60 T8 with Polestar package. This package comes with much more power than standard Volvo XC60 T8 model. With its plug-in hybrid, it comes with 21 HP more than base one XC60 T8 model. The total output is unbelievable – 421 HP.

If we compared this numbers it will have 34 horsepower less than the base model of Corvette (C7). The Polestar performance package on the XC60 T8 will give this car much more. Furthermore, there an upgrade of gearbox and throttle response to give more powerful driving experience. The manufacturer also claims that will have a same electric range of 27.96 miles like the base XC60 plug-in hybrid.

2019 Volvo XC60 Polestar

2019 Volvo XC60 Price and Release Date

The price of Volvo XC60 starts at $42,000. T6 model with the more sophisticated engine will cost around $45,000, and plug-in hybrid T8 model at least $52,000. The 2019 Volvo XC60 should come out in a one year time.

Rivals

The new Volvo XC60 comes with improved specifications, but the competition is stronger than ever, with Jaguar F-Pace, Land Rover, Audi Q5 and Lexus NX waiting in line.

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