The noted Swedish car giant is on a roll nowadays and that is evident from the new images of the 2019 Volvo XC60. The popular compact crossover is being readied in a new avatar for 2019 release.
The XC60 is a model that has helped Volvo to become popular in various countries and so a revamp is also crucial for the company. It looks like the upcoming model will be able to cope with competitors from stables of JLR, GM and BMW.
2019 Volvo XC60 – Handsome Look
Along with XC90, Volvo is set to reveal the new and upcoming 2019 Volvo XC60. The focus on safety is still there but the 2019 lineup also gets enhanced focus on styling. However, the 2019 Volvo XC60 is more than just a shortened version of big sibling XC 90. It is a handsome vehicle and the style is sophisticated but not over the top. The new model is going to be sold in 3 trims. These are Momentum, Inscription and R-Design.
The cabin of 2019 Volvo XC60 looks both elegant and stylish. The cabin is quite spacious too. You will love the soft-touch leather, metallic finishes and natural wood -all reflecting classiness inside the cabin. The dashboard is free of clutter. A 9-inch touchscreen sits in the middle of it. You will love the seats in the new XC60- they are comfortable and large. Five adults can seat without jostling for space in its cabin. As expected, there are a lot of cup and bottle holders and spaces to store the small accessories. The Sensus infotainment display is used to control almost all features.
Safety and Technologies
Like most Volvo models, the 2019 XC60 trounces the rivals with its category-leading safety technologies. The semi-autonomous Pilot Assist drive is being touted as the next-gen technology in vehicle safety and the new XC60 has it. It uses radar and a forward-facing camera to make long highway rides more comfortable and safe. All trims get rain-sensing wipers and plenty of airbags. Only blind-spot warning feature has been kept optional in the model.
The new Sensus connect system with navigation is a treat to use. It also offers support for Smartphone integration and almost all wired and wireless connectivity options. A digital instrument display is also there to aid the driver. While the learning curve is not steep- some buyer may grudge about lack of physical controls.
The Momentum trim gets LED headlights, high gloss black grill, 9-inch touchscreen display, leather steering wheel, power-operated tailgate, leather seats. However, on the safety front, it gets features like a 360-degree camera system, IntelliSafe technologies and City Safety Collision Avoidance with Lane Keeping Aid. It also gets the laminated panoramic moonroof, Auto High Beam, 19-inch alloy wheels, Harman Kardon sound system and dual-zone climate control.
The Inscription trim gets chrome finish grille, 20-inch alloy wheels, quad-zone climate control, wood-trim inlays etc. R-Design trim aimed at sporty vehicle lovers. It also gets gloss black mesh grill, silver mirror caps, R-Design contour seats with Nappa leather, perforated leather steering wheel, and exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels. This trim also gets enhanced sports chassis to boost ride quality and customizable drive-modes. Optional amenities include an excellent Bowers & Wilkins sound system.
2019 Volvo XC60 – Comes with powerful and strong Engine
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is laden with a turbocharged inline-4 engine. It generates 250 HP in base trim. Top tri the gets same engine with 316 HP. If you opt for XC60 T8 PHEV, the output is 400 HP.
The models also get AWD setup and an Aisin 8-speed automatic gearbox. The T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain is fast and it helps the car reach 60mph from 0 in about 5.3 seconds. Ride quality is pretty good on almost all types of roads.
2019 Volvo XC60 – Cost and Availability
Pricing for 2019 Volvo XC60 will begin at approx $41.000. The Top trim with T8 Plug-in Hybrid setup may cost above $52.000. It will be unveiled in mid-2018 though the exact timing is not known.
Summing it up
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is an important vehicle for the Swedish carmaker and the upcoming model looks like a winter already. The styling is enticing and Volvo covers a wide range of feature list and pricing. You also get plenty of choices in powertrain department and the plug-in setup is pretty good.
As always, the safety technologies are amazing and rivals are likely to lag behind here. You also get a few customization choices. However, the upcoming XC 60 will still face competition from the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLC class and BMW X3.