Upgrades for Volvo

XC60

Volvo XC60, 2021, front
Volvo XC60, 2021, side
Volvo XC60, 2021, rear
Volvo XC60, 2021, display screen

AN updated version of the Volvo XC60 SUV is being released with subtle styling changes and the introduction of more onboard technology.

The new XC60 will be priced from £41,745 for the 250hp B5 Momentum front-wheel-drive version and the first models are expected to be on the road in June.

The car has a new-look front grille, new lower front bumper and air intakes and a refresh of the lower rear bumper.

The exhaust pipes are also now hidden, as part of Volvo's wider design changes that show the company's continued journey to all-out electrification.

A new Android-powered infotainment system is also coming to the XC60 which gives easy access to Google services and apps, including Google Maps for navigation, Google Assistant for voice recognition and the Google Play Store for installing a wide range of apps for in-car use.

Wireless smartphone integration is now provided as standard via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Across the range, wireless device charging is also a standard feature, together with four USB ports so multiple devices can be connected at once. In addition, the XC60 gains an upgraded 12.3-inch driver information display with improved graphics to present key performance and car status information.

Other technology improvements include a rear auto-brake function which automatically engages if a collision risk is detected when reversing and the optional Pilot Assist driver-assistance system has gained more sophisticated accident-avoidance capability with the addition of an emergency stop assist function.

Powertrain choices are three Recharge plug-in hybrids and four mild-hybrids - two B5 and one B6 petrols, and a B4 diesel - with power outputs from 197hp to 405hp.

All versions are all-wheel drive except for the B5, which is available in front- or all-wheel-drive form.

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