What is it? The Volvo XC60 is the second generation of the brand’s mid-sized SUV.
Key features: New design from larger XC90, new engines, more technology.
Our view: The new Volvo XC60 draws heavily on its larger XC90 sister to produce a car which, while not the most fun in the class, is impressive as a complete package.
Type of review: First UK drive
It is a good time to be associated with Volvo. The Swedish brand has flourished under its ownership by Chinese giant Geely – in 2017 alone sales in the UK are up 8% this year, on top of a 7.5% increase last year.
The 90 models are range toppers, however. Can such success transfer to Volvo’s bigger-volume cars? We are here to find out with the launch of the second-generation Volvo XC60 – the SUV that is the brand’s biggest seller of all.
Not surprisingly, Volvo appears to have applied a simple formula in designing the replacement for the original XC60 launched in 2008 – shrink wrap the XC90.
Happily adopting the larger model’s design language, this car could have been built for those who have tried an XC90, loved it but who just can’t justify such a big, upmarket SUV.
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