Since the XC60’s market launch, customers in the USA were offered only all-wheel drive versions of the Swedish SUV – but that is about to change. For the 2019MY, Volvo is reportedly planning to introduce a new entry-level, front-wheel drive version of the premium mid-size SUV.
According to CarsDirect, the T5 Momentum version of the 2019 Volvo XC60 will gain a front-drive variant priced from $39,200. Add to that a $995 destination charge, and the base MSRP of the 2019 XC60 will come in at $40,195, $2,300 less than the current base price of $42,495.
However, there’s a catch: higher trim levels are going to get pricier, with increases worth up to $3,550 due to Volvo increasing their equipment. The R-Design and Inscription trim levels will come with features like blind spot warning, park assist, a 12.3-inch navigation system, a new 600W Harmon Kardon audio system, power folding mirrors and a hands-free trunk lid as standard.
The biggest price increase will affect the T6 Inscription model; its MSRP will be going up from $49,695 to $53,245, but that will include a lot of the features previously offered in the optional Convenience and Vision packages.
Prices for the all-wheel drive Momentum models remain unchanged from the current $42,495 for the T5 and $45,895 for the T6, but Volvo has removed the standard leather upholstery and replaced it with leatherette. You can still have leather, but it’s now a $1,600 option.