Do you remember the Volvo C70 Inscription unveiled at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show? Now Volvo has applied the same treatment to the XC60. The new XC60 Inscription will add an extra luxurious, personal touch to the dynamic XC capability and is now available for order, even though an official public debut won’t be made until late June at the 2012 Leipzig Auto Show.

Just like the C70, the new XC60 Inscription will be fully upholstered in fine semi-aniline quality leather and will add a charcoal headliner, special effect paint, and a new set of 20" wheels.

"Many consumers we talk to have very exclusive, individual tastes. The Inscription version is designed around their preferences, by offering the opportunity to give the XC60 a highly personal touch," says Doug Speck, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Car Corporation.

Hit the jump to read more about the new Volvo XC60 Inscription.

Exterior and Interior

2012 Volvo XC60 Inscription Interior
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Just like the previous C70 version, the new XC60 Inscription will be all about being a bit more luxurious. It will add a choice of four upholstery options in full semi-aniline leather - Marble White, Toscana Tan, Off-black, and Soft Beige - combined with either an Off-black or Sandstone Beige interior.

Customers can also opt for an Electric Silver exterior color, a charcoal headliner, and a new set of Avior 20’’ wheels.

The XC60 Inscription package also includes:

  • Headrests front with embroidered Inscription logo.
  • Center console armrest in leather with stitching.
  • Door panel insert matching color of the upholstery.
  • Tread plates with Inscription logo.
  • Electrically adjustable lumbar support.

Engine line-up

2012 Volvo XC60 Inscription High Resolution Exterior
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The new Inscription version can be combined with all of the engine options available for the Volvo XC60. This means customers can choose between a standard 3.2 liter straight-six engine that delivers a total of 240 HP and a peak torque of 236 lbs-ft or a turbocharged 3.0-liter rated at 300 HP and 325 lbs-ft or 325 HP and 354 lbs-ft of torque in the R-Design trim.


Prices for the new Volvo XC60 Inscription will be announced at a later date.


2012 Volvo XC60 Inscription High Resolution Exterior
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The list of competitors for the new XC60 Inscription will be the same as the standard model’s: the Acura RDX, the Audi Q5, and the BMW X3. All of these models come with a high level of luxury. The RDX will enter the 2013 model year with an improved exterior look, as well as a new 3.5-liter V-6 engine that now delivers a total of 273 HP. The Q5 will also be refreshed for the 2013 model year: it will get an updated exterior and interior, but everyone is expecting to see some changes made under the hood.

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  (442) posted on 08.15.2012

I like the simplicity of this car. All the features were upgraded and looks more elegant than the XC70.

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