The Volvo XC60 is a compact crossover SUV Volvo Cars in Ghent, Belgium and is based on Volvo Y20 platform based. Introduced in 2008, the Volvo XC60 was selling car since 2009.
Volvo XC60 Concept (2007)
The XC60 concept was a preview of the production XC60. It has a glass roof and grill new design with a larger Volvo logo with the “V” that forms on the Volvo, this was the first of the new “DNA” of Volvo, the practice gradually along the range of models. The XC60 concept also included a new shifting mechanism, electronic safe strain, and 20-inch wheels. The vehicle was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show 2007.
Volvo XC60 (2008)
The production vehicle was unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Began selling in Europe in the third quarter of 2008. North American models are on sale in spring 2009 as a 2010 model. The XC60 shares technology with the Land Rover Freelander 2007 with a modified version of the Volvo Y20 platform release. The Land Rover Discovery LR3 pave the way for the brothers enter the business market, so much of the art and development of this CUV from Volvo in Sweden, only offroad capabilities were done at Land Rover in England. The project manager for the XC60 is Lars Blenwall.
Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid
The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept was introduced at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. According to Volvo, the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid has an electric range of up to 35 miles from an equivalent consumption of 105 mpg U.S. and a total range of 600 miles. Fuel consumption when operating with gasoline engine is estimated at 50 mpg U.S.. The charging time is 3.5 hours on 220V and 7.5 hours on a 110V outlet.
Volvo XC60 Safety
Volvo XC600 includes traditional Volvo safety system, including a system of whiplash protection system against side impact, roll stability control, dynamic stability and traction control, inflatable curtain airbags, control descent earrings, collision warning with brake assist, bi-xenon headlights, patented front, side and rear structures. The XC60 also feature a new technology that Volvo City Safety was named. The system is described as a driver assistance system in order to avoid or reduce collisions at the vehicle-to-vehicle below 30 km per hour by the use of a speed sensor reaches close to determine whether probable collision. Depending on the speed if a collision is likely to cause the computer system or the car for Volvo or automatically brake to prevent the car or mitigate a rear-end collision. Volvo has also developed the system to help towing caravans and trailers.
In 2011, the Highway Loss Data Institute accredited City Safety claims liabilities of 27% fewer injuries and 51% fewer liability claims for personal injuries and 22% fewer complaints about the approaches to the relationship with other midsize luxury SUV XC60. The XC60 was less insurance claims compared to other Volvo models, do not have the safety feature of the city.
EuroNCAP evaluated the XC60 in 2008, the beneficiaries of five stars for adult occupant protection. The XC60 has test and 16 of 16 received 16 of 16 points in the first in the side test. The car received 2 February points in the pole test and another 3 points for seat belt reminders. XC60 has received a total of 37 of 37 points and five stars, so the assessment of EuroNCAP. The XC60 was one of three cars received 37 of 37 possible points in Euro NCAP assessment body function. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Volvo XC60 their Top Safety Pick. The XC60 was granted the IIHS highest rating of “good” in front, side, rear and roof strength tests and has electronic stability control as standard, to receive the award.
Volvo XC60 Sales and Marketing
Volvo uses 2009 film The Twilight Saga: New Moon to promote the same to be driven by the main character Edward Cullen models the The Volvo XC60 is a compact crossover SUV Volvo Cars in Ghent, Belgium and is based on Volvo Y20 platform based. Introduced in 2008, the Volvo XC60 was selling car since 2009., including an online competition.