The 2013 Volvo XC60 : Aussie Motoring

8 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on The 2013 Volvo XC60 : Aussie Motoring

The 2013 Volvo XC60

flies and we#8217;ve already the point where we are looking at the upgrade for the current model XC60 and the this upgrade some interesting new features most of which are either the hood or in the interior.

The exterior

On the the Volvo XC60 gets a new design and a free-flowing, uncluttered surface while the XC60 gets a redesigned nose, different paint on the grill and a R-Design emblem.

All-new Ixion II wheels are also now on the XC60 R-Design.

The interior

The Volvo XC60 gets new colours, new wood inlays, a new and silk metal frames air vents and light controls. The of sports seats has also added to the new XC60 and now there are different ways of opening the tailgate.

The XC60 R-Design with the new sports seats as The standard upholstery is full or there#8217;s a free option of and perforated leather


Corner Traction Control is now across the range but oddly Descent Control remains as an

The XC60 R-Design chassis has stiffened and the shock absorber and anti-roll bars have tweaked to make them and more balanced

The engine

There are four options (two petrol and two for the Volvo XC60 starting the T6 petrol engine that 224kW of power and 440Nm of This is coupled to Volvo#8217;s six-speed Adaptive Geartronic

The XC60 R-Design has the same T6 engine but it has been Polestar-optimised and now has a of 3.0 litres and produces an extra of power and40Nm of torque

The is also available with the GTDI T5 petrol engine produces 177kW of power and of torque.

From there the Volvo moves into diesel with a Polestar-optimised D5 engine for the that produces 169kW of and 470Nm of torque that through a six-speed Adaptive gearbox.

The standard D5 diesel is used for the lesser Volvo and it delivers 158kW of power and of torque.

There is also a D4 diesel engine available for the that delivers 120kW of and 400Nm of torque at just


Volvo#8217;s Adaptive Display which first in the new Volvo V40 now makes its appearance in the This display uses a Film Transistor crystal to give the driver personalised and drivers have the choice of different themes for the display.

XC60 R-Design owners a different set of themes to what in the XC60.

The XC60 now comes permanent high beam to Volvo#8217;s new Active High Control. This system the driver from having to from high to low beam if a car is at night and it works through a module integrated into the

This module assesses how of the high beam needs to be out when there is an approaching car or the XC60 is closing on a car travelling in the direction.

There#8217;s also new software extends the Volvo XC60ability to detect and slow the car if is a cyclist in a dangerous area of the car. The system will bring the XC60 to a halt if a swerves in front of the car and a collision is

The same technology can also pedestrians who step in front of the If the driver does not respond by the brakes the system will do it for

Volvo#8217;s City Safety is also standard across the range. This system at speeds up to 50km/h and automatically the brake if there is a danger of the car in front.

The bottom line

The entry Volvo XC60 starts at and you can add another $2,000 for the entry diesel while the top of the range XC60 starts at $61,990 and you can add $8,000 for the diesel version.

The XC60 R-Design diesel will set you back $73,990 and you can add $5,000 for the petrol version. Volvo#8217;s press release did not dealer and government charges I that the above price do not include these charges.

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