This is one of our ex-demonstrator Volvo cars with an excellent saving on the new list price. Every ex-demonstrator is supplied with the remainder of the 3 years or 60,000 miles warranty - with the option to extend. You will also receive the remainder of the 3 years Volvo Assist in the event of breakdown/accident. Doves Preston can also offer industry leading personal and business finance deals, and a wide range of financing options - including the popular PCP and contract hire. Due to being a demonstrator the mileage is subject to change. Enquiries/deposits on this vehicle are welcome, but delivery can only take place at the end of the demonstrator period - on or after 12th January 2019
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Dark tinted glass for rear windows + rear screen + side luggage area window, Electric front+rear windows, Rain sensor windscreen wipers, Rear wiper, Tinted windscreen
ABS/EBD, DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, EBA, Electronic parking brake with auto hold, HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist), Hill descent control, Hill start assist
Sports floor mats
Bluetooth hands free telephone kit, Voice control system, Volvo on call
Adjustable steering wheel force, Drive mode selector, Lane keep assist with driver alert control, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Road Edge Detection, Speed limiter, Speed sensitive steering
12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display, 9" Touch screen, Information centre, Intelligent driver information system (IDIS), Service interval indicator
Auto dimming interior + exterior mirrors, Electric folding door mirrors including ground lights, Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, Matt silver finish door mirrors
Metal mesh inlays, Tailored instrument panel with contrast stitching
DAB Digital radio, Steering wheel mounted remote controls
Exterior Body Features
Body colour bumpers, Dual integrated exhaust pipes with high gloss black surround, Electric glass tilt and slide sunroof with sun curtain, Front skid plate, High gloss black front grille, Illuminated side steps, R Design tread plates, Roof antenna, Roof spoiler, Silk metal grille surround, Silver matt window frame surround, Silver roof rails, Visible VIN plate
Adaptive brake lights, Headlamp levelling, Home safe and approach lighting, LED Headlights + Active high beam incorporating daytime running lights
2 zone electronic climate control with air quality system, Auxiliary Fuel Burning Heater, B Pillar ventilation, Pollen filter
12V power point in luggage area, 12V socket in front + rear tunnel console, 3 spoke leather steering wheel with chrome trim, 4 aluminium high level anchor points, A-pillar parking ticket holder, Black headlining, Bright metal luggage threshold, Centre armrest storage illumination, Contour sports seats with leather/nubuck upholstery, Front centre armrest with storage compartment and cupholders, Gearshift paddles, Height/reach adjustable steering column, Load cover, Orrefors Crystal Gear Lever Knob, Perforated Leather Key Integrated Remote, Perforated leather steering wheel, Rear armrest / integral cup holders / storage tray, Rear seat concealed storage, Sport pedals, Underfloor stowage compartment
Front footwell illumination, Front/rear reading lights, Glovebox illumination, Illuminated luggage compartment, Theatre dimming interior lights
5 three point seatbelts, Child proof door locks, City safety, Drivers knee airbag, Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags, Fasten seatbelt reminder, First aid kit, Inflatable curtain, Passenger airbag deactivate switch, Road sign information display, Roll over protection, RSC - Roll stability control, Run off Road Protection, Seatbelt pre-tensioners, SIPS airbags, Tyre pressure monitor, Warning triangle
60/40 split folding rear seat, Extended front seat cushions, Head restraints for all seats, Heated front seats, Height adjustable drivers seat with lumbar support, Isofix attachments on rear seats, Passenger seat adjustable for lumbar support, WHIPS - Whiplash Protection System
Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensor, Fuel flap with deadlocking system, Key integrated remote control central locking, Keyless Start, Locking wheel nuts, Private locking
Illuminated driver/passenger vanity mirrors
Wheels - Spare
Tyre sealant kit + 12v compressor
|Badge Engine CC:||2.0|
|Based On ID:||N|
|Coin Series:||R DESIGN|
|Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:||41E|
|Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:||8|
|Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:||3|
|NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:||98|
|NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:||87|
|NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:||5|
|NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:||76|
|NCAP Safety Assist %:||95|
|Service Interval Frequency - Months:||12|
|Service Interval Mileage:||18000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:||60000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:||3|
|Vehicle Homologation Class:||M1|
|Battery Capacity in kWh:||10.4|
|Battery Charge Type 1 kW:||3.7|
|Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage:||0-100|
|Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes):||150|
|Battery Charge Type 2 kW:||N|
|Battery Charge Type 2 Percentage:||N|
|Battery Charge Type 2 Time (Minutes):||N|
|Battery Charge Type 3 kW:||N|
|Battery Charge Type 3 Percentage:||N|
|Battery Charge Type 3 Time (Minutes):||N|
|Battery Charge Type 4 kW:||N|
|Battery Charge Type 4 Percentage:||N|
|Battery Charge Type 4 Time (Minutes):||N|
|Coupler/Connector Type:||Type 2|
|NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km:||17.8|
|NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles:||28|
|Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage:||100000|
|Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years:||8|
|Standard Euro Emissions:||EURO 6|
|Engine Layout:||FRONT TRANSVERSE|
|Fuel Delivery:||TURBO DIRECT INJECTION|
|Number of Valves:||16|
|EC Combined (mpg):||122.8|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:||True|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg):||N|
|EC Urban (mpg):||N|
|0 to 62 mph (secs):||5.5|
|Engine Power - BHP:||390|
|Engine Power - KW:||287|
|Engine Power - PS:||True|
|Engine Power - RPM:||6000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT:||295|
|Engine Torque - MKG:||40.8|
|Engine Torque - NM:||400|
|Engine Torque - RPM:||2200|
|Emissions Test Cycle:||NEDC Correlated|
|Tyre Size Front:||235/55 R19|
|Tyre Size Rear:||235/55 R19|
|Tyre Size Spare:||TYRE REPAIR KIT|
|Wheel Style:||5 DOUBLE SPOKE|
|Wheel Type:||19" ALLOY|
|Height (including roof rails):||N|
|Width (including mirrors):||2117|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):||70|
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||2660|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):||1395|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):||598|
|Max. Loading Weight:||550|
|Max. Roof Load:||100|
|Max. Towing Weight - Braked:||2100|
|Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:||750|
|No. of Seats:||5|
If you're thinking of buying a premium badged mid-sized SUV, you might not be thinking of buying a Volvo XC60. Perhaps you should be. Jonathan Crouch reports on the much improved second generation version.
Think of a premium-badged mid-sized compact SUV and you probably think of something German - an Audi Q5 perhaps, or maybe a Mercedes GLC or BMW X3. We'd also suggest though, that you should be looking at the car we're going to test here, Volvo's second generation XC60. It's a rejuvenated proposition.
The original XC60 was the car that established Volvo in the minds of buyers in the mid-sized SUV segment. In nine years of production, it became the best selling car in its class in Europe, will nearly a million units sold annually, and accounted for 30% of Volvo's total global sales. Hence the crucial importance of this second generation which, along with the smaller X4 model, will be a key part of the Swedish marque's future SUV strategy. This MK2 model XC60 shares its platform with its larger XC90 stablemate but isn't quite such a revolution in terms of its design as that model was at launch. Nevertheless, there's ground-breaking safety tech and smart looks that'll eat into the sales of key rivals like Audi's Q5 and the Mercedes GLC.
Volvo is offers a choice of three conventional 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engines - the 190bhp D4 and 235bhp D5 diesels, and the 254bhp T5 petrol. Plus there's a T8 Twin Engine petrol-electric plug-in hybrid. Every XC60 comes with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard. We'd favour the mid-range D5 variant that many will choose. Here, an ingenious system called 'PowerPulse' is used to overcome turbo lag - that momentary delay in response you sometimes experience with powerful turbocharged diesel engines. It uses compressed air which is stored in a small tank in the engine bay and automatically replenished to spool up the turbocharger so that the car responds as soon as you press the accelerator. Even cleverer is the T8 TwinEngine model. In fact this variant actually has three engines if you're going to be pedantic about it and count the 25bhp starter motor/generator that pitches in from time to time to smooth any gaps in torque delivery between the two main power sources. One of these is the 320bhp turbocharged/supercharged petrol unit borrowed from the conventional T6 petrol model that Volvo won't import here.
This second generation XC60 features a more upmarket, cohesive look. It shares the same Scalable Product Architecture platform as we've seen in most of Volvo's recent models, including its larger XC90 sibling. This mid-sized premium SUV is 62mm longer, 12mm wider and 14mm lower than its predecessor and the 91mm-longer wheelbase means there's more legroom in the rear. At the wheel, you sit lower in the XC60 than you would in an XC90 and the muscular-looking door creases, extended 'Thor's Hammer' headlights and new grille give this model a sportier look. There's a longer bonnet than a rival Audi Q5 - and a longer roofline too. As you'd expect, there are plenty of family resemblances to the XC90, especially inside. The dashboard, seats and upholstery will all be familiar to recent Volvo buyers; the same 9.0-inch touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital dial displays feature. It's not just under the bonnet that the new XC60 delivers healthy performance. The new CleanZone four-zone climate control system removes harmful pollutants and particles from outside the cabin to deliver Scandinavian-fresh air on the inside. As in the 90 series cars, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also available.
Prices start at just over £37,000 and range up to just under £50,000. AWD and auto transmission features on all models and there are three main levels of trim - 'Momentum', 'R-Design' and 'Inscription', with plusher 'Pro' variants of each. Every version of the XC60 is very well equipped. As standard, even entry-level Momentum variants come with leather-faced upholstery, LED headlights with active high beam, two-zone climate control with a 'CleanZone' air-filtration system, heated front seats, a powered tailgate and 18" alloy wheels. Volvo's Sensus infotainment system is also standard. This brings a 9" portrait-style touch screen, satellite navigation and an intuitive voice-activation system. It also provides access to the internet and a range of cloud-based apps such as Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher and Yelp. Volvo's City Safety system is fitted to every XC60. This includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection, and the world-first application of Steer Assist. This feature helps to avoid or limit the severity of collisions at low speeds by assisting with the steering in an emergency, such as when swerving to miss an obstacle. Pilot Assist, Volvo's innovative semi-autonomous drive feature, is an optional extra on every XC60. It assists with the steering (up to 80mph) and takes care of the acceleration and braking required to keep the car within lane markings and at the desired cruising speed or distance from any vehicle in front.
The 190bhp D4 variant most will choose offers combined fuel consumption of up to 55.4mpg and CO2 emissions from 133g/km. The pokier 235bhp D5 delivers combined fuel consumption of 51.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 144g/km. It also benefits from PowerPulse, an ingenious Volvo invention that uses compressed air to spin the engine's two turbos when they would otherwise be dormant, such as very low engine revs, boosting responsiveness. The petrol-powered 254bhp T5 offers combined fuel economy of up to 39.2mpg and CO2 emissions from 164g/km. The 401bhp T8 petrol/electric plug-in hybrid offers an all-electric driving range of around 35 miles. Maintenance should be relatively affordable for a car of this kind, with intervals every year or 18,000 miles. Three or five year pre-paid servicing packages are available to help you budget ahead. If you pay extra for the useful 'On Call with App' remote connectivity system, this Volvo can be programmed to autonomously realise when a service is due, then automatically book it for you at a dealership of your choice. Finally, we'll tell you that the warranty is the usual three year, 60,000 mile package.
So, what do we think overall? It's certainly true that other rivals will offer a sharper driving experience than is on offer from this Volvo. And of course this XC60 won't suit if you're going to be regularly venturing off the beaten track. But neither of these issues will bother many potential buyers, people more likely to value the cruising comfort, solid build quality and standard-setting safety that this car offers. Our advice would be to get yourself a potent D5 diesel model with the clever engine and smile smugly every time you see a Q5, an X3 or a GLC drive past. In this form, this XC60 is probably the best kept secret in this segment. Probably best to keep it to yourself.
Volvo's second generation XC60 shows this premium mid-sized SUV's softer side. June Neary reports.
Some SUVs are all about the rough and ready image, the tough looks and the chrome. Volvo's recent efforts have come at the market with slightly gentler sensibilities. The XC90 has been a big hit with its comfort, safety credentials and family-friendly interior, while the MK2 model XC60 that we look at here aims to squeeze similar attributes into a more compact package. On the face of it, the plan seems a good one. Can we really class a 1,854kg car measuring 4,644mm in length and 1,891mm in width as a 'mid-sized' 4x4? Volvo's marketing department says we can, so we'll go with them on that one. The suspension of disbelief is made easier by the way the XC60's exterior styling disguises its bulk. This isn't an SUV from the super-aggressive chrome-spangled school and that will please buyers wanting to maintain a low profile about town. That's not to say that this isn't a handsome car. There's some attractive detailing around the bodywork and Volvo's latest styling cues are put to good use but the look from some angles is more that of a jacked-up estate than a 4x4.
Like Volvo's XC90, the XC60 places a lot of emphasis on the interior and its practicality. It makes sense really. The rear seats, which offer generous quantities of legroom by the way, are split 40/20/40 and each can be folded down at the release of a catch. Parents will go all gooey over the integrated child booster cushions that are available as an option. These simply fold out of the seat base and can be set at one of two heights. Under the boot floor, there's a secure storage area that can't be opened without the tailgate being lifted, making it a great place to keep valuable items safe when the car's parked. The general quality of the interior is also well up to snuff. The dashboard, seats and upholstery will all be familiar to recent Volvo buyers; the same 9.0-inch touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital dial displays feature as in the larger XC90. Build and materials quality is tough to fault, however, and the 'Scandinavian Design' on which the manufacturer prides itself sets the XC60 apart from rivals that slavishly ape cold Germanic themes. And so we come to the XC60's secret weapon; safety. The features on offer here include Lane-Keeping Assist, which uses a stereo digital camera, and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) which prevents low-speed rear-enders. Attention Assist Estimation sounds audible alarms and visual warnings signal if it thinks the driver is showing signs of drowsiness
The XC60 may be a 'mid-sized' SUV but 'mid-sized' isn't a phrase that immediately springs to mind when driving it. The vehicle feels (and is) on the large side. The 235bhp D5 'Power Pulse' diesel engine we tested copes very adeptly with its bulk however and the big Volvo also corners with a surprising degree of composure. Volvo also offers its own 190bhp 2.0-litre diesel unit, along with a minority-interest 254bhp T5 petrol variant. Plus there's a T8 Twin Engine petrol-electric plug-in hybrid. Every XC60 comes with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard Some of Volvo's past SUV efforts haven't been very at home in an off-road environment, but the XC60 promises to be the best of the lot. Its 216mm ground clearance is superior to some rivals, there's a 23.1-degree approach angle and a 25.5-degree departure angle. This still isn't a vehicle you'd want to tackle serious obstacles in but with torque automatically distributed between all four wheels by the Intelligent Traction 4x4 system, it should trundle down muddy tracks and take pesky gravel driveways in its stride.
The XC60 is priced competitively in the premium-badged SUV segment. The mainstream line-up sells primarily between £37,000 and £45,000, but it's possible to go further still if you want the kind of electrified technology that Volvo's apparently doing so much to build its future around. You (or more likely your company) will need to find a budget of between £57,000 to £60,000 to get the tax advantages of the T8 Twin Engine Plug-in hybrid version.
I've driven a lot of SUVs that have left me distinctly under-whelmed. Lots of models come across as brash and overbearing but can't back that up with the comfort and practicality that family buyers need. The XC60 was a different proposition. It still retained the chunky 4x4 looks and the high driving position, which I must admit to having a soft spot for, but the practical interior and comfort factor were impressive. The fact that so many safety features are included as standard is a massive plus point too.
Mr David Proctor - 10/12/2018, owner of a Volvo XC60 2.0 D5 PowerPulse R Design AWD Geartronic
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Professor John Lowry - 09/12/2018, owner of a Volvo XC60 2.0 T5 Momentum AWD Geartronic
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Ms Andrea Holness - 21/12/2018, owner of a Volvo XC60 R-Design D4 Awd Auto
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