Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design review |

12 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design review |

Volvo XC60

T6 R-Design

The tagline boxy, but nice is old hat as picks up a restrained fluid ending in distinctive S-shaped lights.

A bit thirsty


AS a baby boomer I admit to a upbringing leading to a wardrobe of with deep pockets. I a life just short of out at the Two-Dollar Shop – for the specials – and one with a of finding value for money. My is full of stuff I don#39;t – but, by gum, stuff was cheap!

So I was delighted to find the Volvo T6 R-Design which, though the subject of a $5340 price gets a staggering list of features that puts it ahead of its rivals. Value for You bet!

This is the XC60#39;s key to – a big, safe and wagon that#39;s made by the safe car company, Volvo. is all through the XC60 range but here with the T6 R-Design is the most expensive of the model It costs $75,990 but includes Safety – that stops you doing a low-speed with the car in front – adaptive cruise control auto braking, pedestrian so you can identify your wife at the rear camera and sensors, lights, 12-speaker surround with Bluetooth audio sat-nav and so on.

The tagline boxy, but nice is old hat as picks up a restrained fluid ending in distinctive S-shaped lights. It looks good and even better thanks to the big wheels and aggressive body Inside it#39;s sports in leather and upgraded instruments and items. The rear hatch is making it easy for people of stature to access the luggage

Two boosters are within the rear cushion making this for travelling with children and the seat splits 40-20-40 to lots of cargo shapes. crammed with goodies, the is Swedish subtle, user and appears to be very well

The unusual bit here is the inline which is stretched transversely the front wheels. Inline are inherently smooth – BMW to the witness stand – and the turbocharged Volvo is no exception. also sparkling and reasonably efficient.

It only comes a six-speed sequential auto permanently drives the front with an on demand coupling to the The R-Design has sports suspension and 15mm lower than its gets water-repellent windows, wipers but – strangely no auto headlights. Other highlights are within the extensive, and safety package listed

This has third-generation Adaptive Control with Queue (allows you to tail the car in front), spot detection, pedestrian (find people and avoid and Full Auto Brake (to you before you stop yourself). ACC the car to maintain a safe distance to the car in using a radar sensor and camera integrated with the control and – in its latest offers full braking

City Safety will, for up to 30km/h, automatically stop the car it detects an object ahead. also six airbags, electronic and traction control and even stability control.

At 1846kg dry, it#39;s not a car but it#39;s certainly quick and nimble. The engine is smooth, and quiet and perfectly suits prestige-segment SUV which perhaps has chance of seeing dirt its tyres. Though it gets suspension with stiffer and different dampers, the ride is harsh.

The benefit is tidy It holds its line well the bends and really it#39;s the dullness of the steering feel and body roll of the tall that will slow you Best of all, it works so in conditions as varied as long runs, twisty roads and congestion.

But it#39;s not really suited to the

At this price, it#39;s a It has the style to twist the heads of the comfort to be a luxury car and the flexibility to the family.

at a glance


Price . $70,650

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