Volvo XC60 launched in the UK, 16 variants priced from RM205k, coming to M’sia soon


Shortly after its global unveiling last month, the UK market will be having first dibs on the Swedish marque’s new mid-sized SUV – the second-generation Volvo XC60.  At launch, three engine options are available for order along with three trim levels – Momentum, R-Design and Inscription. Each trim levels can also be further specified with the Pro package, bringing the total number of available variants to 16.

Based on the company’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, the XC60 is the first of Volvo’s 60 series model to adopt this new generation platform. At launch, UK market gets two diesel engines – D4 and D5 PowerPulse, and one petrol engine – T5. The T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid petrol engine will join the line up later in the year.

Both diesel versions of the XC60 get a 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-turbodiesel albeit in different states of tune – 190 hp/400 Nm on the D4 and 235 hp/480 Nm on the D5. Official fuel consumption figures are rated between 5.1L/100 km and 5.5L/100 km depending on which variant. Meanwhile the T5 is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit offering 254 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Volvo claims the T5 consumes 7.3L/100 km, and all variants of the XC60 will feature the eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive as standard.

All variants of the XC60 are highly equipped as even the entry-level Momentum variant comes equipped with LED headlamps with active high beam, powered tailgate, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control system with ‘CleanZone’ air-filtration system, 9-inch Volvo Sensus touchscreen infotainment system, heated front seats and 18-inch alloys.

R-Design variants get further equipped with 19-inch R-Design alloy wheels, high gloss black front grille, silver matt and high gloss exterior detailing, sports suspension and sports seats. The Inscription variant, which is the most luxurious of the lot brings to the table Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, chrome exterior details, side step illumination and a different style of 19-inch alloys.

Available on all trim levels, the Pro package on the Momentum trim adds heated steering wheel and windscreen, active bending headlights with adaptive shadow technology, and Volvo On Call – a smartphone app which allows you to control various car functions remotely. R-Design Pro gets 21-inch alloy wheels, air suspension and adaptive dampers. Inscription Pro adds 20-inch alloys, upgraded suspension, and massage function for the front seats.

Other options include Xenium package which adds panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera and Park Assist Pilot, Smartphone Integration which adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as the 15-speakers (1,100W) Bowers and Wilkins premium sound system.

Prices for the diesel-powered XC60 starts from £37,205 (RM205k) to £48,405 (RM267k) while the T5 petrol model – which we will most probably be getting – starts from £37,900 (RM209k) for the T5 AWD Momentum to £45,600 (RM251k) for the T5 AWD Inscription Pro. According to Volvo Car Malaysia, the XC60 will be arriving to our shores in late 2017 or early 2018 with the intial batch to be fully imported before assembling it at their plant in Shah Alam.


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Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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