Volvo is set to reveal this R-Design version of the XC60 SUV. The new high performance crossover will be on display September 17th at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This rendering accentuates the hot rod’s muscular curves and stretched rear corners. Color matching is the of the major themes of the R-Design package, and with that bold a shade of red, why not slather it everywhere, except for the satin metal mirror housings and flush mounted roof rails of course. The Volvo design team decided to use a little bit of chrome to highlight the grill and air intakes.
Just like the running boards, the signature wheels wear XC engraving. The rims are five spoke Cratus aluminium rolling stock and are unique for the R-Design models. The standard XC wheel measures 18 inches in diameter, but on the R-Design, you get 20s as part of the purposeful and bold appearance. You need a wheel that large to fill the wheel well of an XC with standard ride height, maintaining that all important ground clearance that is so important for off-roading.
The interior will be made up of a dark color scheme centralized by a vertical center stack with a round interface in the middle and sport seats that are said to be “for cornering.” With all of the options in the aftermarket for tuning a slightly larger method of transportation, it is nice to see that the factory has already looked at a red-hot version. Like most styling exercises from the Swedish automaker, the XC 60 R-Design Concept should be even better looking in real life.
Prices will start at just $39,000 for the XC60 T6 model, from $42,400 for a standard XC60 and for the R-Design package customers will have to pay an extra $3,900.
Customers will have the possibility to choose from three additional packages: climate package ($1000) which includes heated front and rear seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, and rain sensing wipers; the multimedia package ($2700) with a premium audio system, navigation with real time traffic updates, and a rearview camera; and the technology package ($1700) that includes adaptive cruise control, collision warning with automatic braking, driver alert control, and lane departure warning.
Volvo revealed today the first official images and informations about the all-new 2009 XC60 that will make its world debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Sales of the car will start in Europe during the second half of 2008, while sales in North America will get under way in early 2009.
The new XC60 is being launched with a choice of three engines: the turbocharged T6 which produces 285 hp, and two variants of the D5 turbodiesel, producing 185 and 163 hp respectively. All Wheel Drive (AWD) is fitted as standard. In 2009 Volvo will add a new 2.4-litre version powered by a Euro 5 diesel engine producing 163 hp and with a CO2 rating of around 170 g/km.
A variety of intelligent safety systems are another important part of the XC60 model’s special character. The big news is City Safety - a unique feature that can help the driver avoid or reduce the effects of the type of low-speed impacts that are common in city traffic and traffic tailbacks. If the car is about to drive into the vehicle in front and the driver does not react, the car brakes itself.
Volvo has just announced pricing for the 2010 XC60 3.2 SUV that will go on sale this summer. The Volvo will be offered in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, each priced at $32,395 and respectively $34,395.
The 3.2 means the XC60 is powered by a naturally aspirated 3.2 Liter poer plant that makes 235 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque.
Standard equipment on the XC includes: 17-inch alloy wheels; auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, Bluetooth with hands free capability, dual zone Electronic Climate Control, front fog lamps, HD Radio, high performance audio system with 8-speakers, a 4x40 amplifier, CD player with MP3 capability, cargo area load cover, power driver’s seat with memory function including the outside mirrors and Sirius Satellite Radio.
Heico Sportive is the self-proclaimed home of high-performance for Volvo. Nothing could be more accurate for their take on the Volvo XC60 SUV. Heico’s focus was mainly on making the XC60 a more physically appealing package. From the more aggressive front end to the rear apron with integrated quad tipped exhaust everything that was done to this Volvo is an improvement. True to their motto, Heico did not want to create a vehicle purely for show, so they came up with a few new maps for the ECU bumping output for the T6 power plant all the way up to 315 HP.
Volvo today announced US pricing on the 2010 XC60 crossover that will go on sale this March. Prices will start from $37,200. At this price you can add a Climate Package for $1,000, a Technology Package for $2,700, a Collision Avoidance Package for $1,695 or a Convenience Package for $1,000.
The XC60 is Volvo’s entry into the growing small premium utility segment. Features such as leather seating surfaces with a power driver’s seat, SIRIUS satellite radio (with complimentary six-month subscription), hands-free Bluetooth connectivity, HD Radio technology with USB and AUX ports are all standard. As a special introductory offer, the unique Panorama moonroof will be offered at no charge. Customers may also opt for Volvo’s DVD-based navigation system with integrated back-up camera and two new colors: Lime Grass Green or Terra Bronze.
For all the dads who are still mad about having to trade in their Z4s and Boxsters for a Volvo station wagon, Heico Sportiv is looking to ease some of that pain. It has debuted its customized Volvo XC60 that will be shown at the Essen Motor Show on November 29.
Heico Sportiv increased the output of the diesel D5 engine from 185 hp to 210 hp. The T6 gas engine that powers the top of the line will now crank out 315 hp instead of 285 hp. The complete tuning kit includes a new exhaust system featuring four oval stainless-steel tailpipes. The package also includes a lowering kit that takes the ride height down by 30 millimeters.
Volvo will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show the production version of the XC60 Concept unveiled last year at the Detroit Auto Show.
With design keeping fateful to the concept, the XC60 will go on sale at the end of 2008. It will compete with BMW X3 and the upcoming Mercedes GLK and Audi Q5.
Under the hood there will be a wide range of engines, including a new petrol unit and two turbodiesel engines. Diesel engines will develop 163 hp, resp. 185 hp; while the petrol engine will develop 285 hp.
Volvo will unveil the XC60 in March at the Geneva Motor Show, the production version of the XC60 Concept unveiled in Detroit in January 2007. This charismatic crossover vehicle integrates both the unmistakable, muscular XC-versatility and the sporty charisma of a coupe and takes Volvo into a new segment.
The XC60 will feature a bolder front end with a bigger badge and grille. It will remain faithful to the concept, except the 20" wheels and adding new-era, widely spaced V-o-l-v-o name spelt out on the bootlid. This will be Volvo’s answer to the BMW X3.
It will be offered with a wide range of engines, both petrol and diesel; all models will be permanent four-wheel drive.
Volvo will unveil the production version of the XC60 Concept in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The XC60 will compete with Mercedes GLK, Volkswagen Tiguan and Land Rover Freelander. Sales will begin in early 2009.