Volvo’s All-New XC60 SUV Makes Global Debut [80 Pics & Video]

After all the spy shots and rumors surrounding the all-new XC60, it’s reassuring to see that Volvo are sticking to the script and tossing what looks like a segment title challenger into the ring.

This new model will be replacing Volvo’s extremely successful first-generation XC60, which during its nine year span, became the best-selling premium compact SUV in Europe, with almost a million units sold across the globe.

“We have a strong heritage in designing stylish and dynamic SUVs that offer the latest in technology. The new XC60 will be no exception. It’s the perfect car for an active lifestyle, and it represents the next step in our transformation plan,” said Volvo CEO, Hakan Samuelsson.

According to Volvo, the new XC60 is one of the safest cars ever made, fully loaded with new and clever technology such as Steer Assist – being added to the City Safety system. There’s also a new system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation, which uses Steer Assist in order to avoid head-on collisions. At the same time, Volvo’s Blind Spot Indication System now uses Steer Assist functionally in order to reduce the risk of lane-changing collisions.

“We have focused on building a car that can deliver pleasure to all of your senses – from a commanding view of the road ahead in a beautifully appointed and calm cabin, to a safe, inspired and confident ride. We’ve paid particular attention to making life easier for our customers by providing them with the creature comforts and services that take the hassle out of everyday life,” added Samuelsson.

The new XC60 also gets Pilot Assist as an option. This, of course, is Volvo’s advanced semi-autonomous driver-assistance system, which can steer, accelerate and brake the car on well-marked roads up to 130 km/h (80 mph).

At the top of the new XC60’s powertrain range sits Volvo’s award-winning T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid, delivering 407 horses and accelerating the compact SUV from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.3 seconds. The new model will also be launched with a diesel D4 engine rated at 190 HP, while the D5 with PowerPulse technology is said to deliver 235 HP. Petrol fans will probably focus on the 254 HP T5 as well as the T6, which uses is good for 320 HP and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque – there are however currently no plans to offer the T6 powertrain in the UK.

Performance aside, the XC60 is also looking to promote health thanks to its CleanZone four-zone climate control system which can remove harmful pollutants and particles in order to deliver “Scandinavian-fresh air” on the inside.

Other novelties include the Sensus system and the Volvo On Call app both receiving graphical updates with improved usability, and smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also available, just like in 90 series cars.

Following its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the new Volvo XC60 is scheduled to go into production in mid-April at the Torslanda plant in Sweden.

Live images from the Geneva show have been added to the gallery



  • KF

    Can’t wait to see it IRL…love it!

  • Six_Tymes

    looks good, nice work.

  • Miknik

    Beautiful car. This has IMO the new Q5 licked style wise, in and outside

  • Cosmin

    Interior is gorgeous as expected. Exterior looks very good except for some minor details which i have too see in real life. And for those comparing it to Velar i believe that pricewise XC60 is one class lower and goes up against the Evoque. Knowing that Volvo has lower prices than its rivals, probably XC60 will start at about 34-36k Euros.

    • supermanuel

      Not seen anyone compare it to the Velar?

      • Tumbi Mtika

        When the side shot was leaked many pitted it against the Velar.

        • supermanuel

          It didn’t even occur to me that the two cars would compete Tumbi. I like both, personally, but the Velar is the better looking of the two. They both have very nice interiors.

          • Tumbi Mtika

            Yeah that’s true.

            The RR will more expensive though…

    • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

      in germany it cost from 40900 euro

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  • pxsupply

    Very nice!

  • salamOOn

    sporty versions (blue nad white) looks good…
    but i really dont like glossy buttons and tablet only interface…

    • a least unlike others they kept the most important one, volume, play pause, and air flow. Recently drove for a few days a Renault Espace that came out at the same time as the XC90. It’s a mess, you would hate it!

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  • rover10

    Great interior unexciting exterior. I was expecting a sharper and crisper body, but what we have here wont offend, nor will stir the heart. An opportunity to break new ground lost for now.

  • WG

    Basically all the new volvos, S90, XC90, and this have almost identical interiors. I can only distinguish them by the design of the air vents.

    • ErnieB

      Wish they would have done something diffevent for the sedan.. I think the interior works great for the SUVs.. but not as refined for the sedan.. I still think it’s a beautiful design though..

  • Bo Hanan

    Nice truck but can’t help but wonder about the longterm durability of small engines with high horsepower pushing large/heavy trucks.

    • TheHake

      Not a truck…

      • Sébastien

        not even large or heavy 😉

        • TheHake

          Basically a high-riding station wagon…

    • KF

      The new 4-cyl DRIV-e engines have been hauling around XC60s since 2014. No problems.

    • Harry_Wild

      As far as I know, it will not tow a full size dump truck nor a semi truck!

  • TheHake

    Oh my. I LOVE it!

  • Sébastien

    Nice scaled down XC90… But I wish the bonnet was a bit shorter; also the 2row doors seems small.

  • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

    Costs from 68400 euros in norway for the XC60 Momentum D4 with manual. Top model the T8 costs from 76800 euro in norway.

  • Just looks a bit too much like a tall Wagon. But other than that, no surprises, new Volvo design, looks great. The interior is a good mixt between S and XC 90.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    i love the way that volvo goes on!

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    interior is really stunning.

  • Honda NSX-R

    This > Q5 hands down.

  • Nordschleife

    I don’t know if this interior is giving me 2.0 but it is gorgeous. While it is similar to the XC90 it’s details are enough to make it less of a copy than say a C-class, E Class sedan. Good job Volvo.

  • Harry_Wild

    The rear curve on the window portion is at an acute angle giving it a more hatchback look! I was hoping for more of a mini XC90, not an XC60 shape. Very disappointed in the exterior. But the interior is exactly like the XC90. Right now, not feeling the new XC60. Looks old to me! Body shape been around for already 12 years? Now, the new XC60 model looks same as current model! It not bad, Volvo play it safe, it is growing on me, after looking at the pictures again but definitely a car for those who do not want to recognize in what they are driveing. I kind of like it now! This car is sort the opposite of the new Velar! Have to see what the fully load T6 Inscription is price around? May buy it! LOL!

  • nauticalone

    I must take back my words when I saw only side profile yesterday.
    Yes Volvo…this looks beautiful! Replacement for my 2015 XC60 very likely this! Beautiful in and out!

    • Tumbi Mtika

      THANK YOU!

  • Karl

    Too generic in design,somewhat disappointed.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Love this. It’s the natural athletic evolution of the XC60. Well done, Volvo.

  • getoffme

    Looks good but for some reason it reminds me of a Buick.

  • Dennis James

    Looks much better than the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5. I mean light years better. Volvo really is on a roll !

  • Chester Kaufman

    The XC60 is an excellent product.
    About this video. It shows one hetero couple in love. Another is two man in love. And misses to show two lesbian. What a serious discrimination to gay women Volvo!! That market of lesbian is not important for Volvo? And Volvo forgot also the transsexual people. What a shame for Volvo.

    • Nordschleife

      They may have more commercials in the future that represent those people.

  • Mark S

    This should have the Q5 and X3 on their toes. Very well done and appears to be made I Sweden, I will not drive a Chinese made vehicle.

    • YJ Chua

      It’s made in Sweden (at the Torslanda plant).

      All the Chinese did was to provide a whole ton of funding to Volvo and left them alone to do their thing. And here’s what we have today.

      • Mark S

        Yes I know, I read the article.


  • BlackPegasus

    Looks nice. These will sell well if the early reviews are good.

  • MarketAndChurch

    The BMW X3 I’ve always wanted. In a Volvo I can actually afford.

  • Six Thousand Times

    And who’s here to ruin the party with a lame SUV…? Awww, why fight it, I’ll take one with the six.

  • salamOOn

    are there really R22 wheels on the blue one? :‑o

  • SteersUright

    Love it. Elegant, timeless design inside and out. Great job! Just really not liking their choice to use overstressed 4cyl engines for their cars. Outside of that, looks great!