2017 Volvo XC60 release date, price, specs – The XC60 is the second best selling model for Volvo, right after the XC90 and despite the fact it isn’t as comfortable or as well equipped as some of its competitors, its low starting price of just $37,000 make it a really good choice for people looking for a fun to drive luxury crossover SUV that also happens to look good. The new Volvo XC60 2017 is going to be the first model in the range which is going to get all new engines and despite the fact it will not be as powerful as the older model, it will be better in terms of fuel consumption as well as cheaper.
2017 Volvo XC60 release date and price
The new model also gets a new design on the exterior which is now more in line with the XC90 as well as lots of new safety technologies which are going to make the XC60 almost an impossible car to crash inside a city or during highway cruising. The release date for the 2017 should be in summer 2016 when it will debut alongside the slightly refreshed XC90 as well as other Volvo models.
New Volvo XC60 2017 specs
Engine wise, this is going to be the first time when the new Volvo XC60 2017 will only get 4 cylinder engines instead of the usual inline 6 found on the more powerful versions. The base model will still get the 2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4 which is great, offering 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque while the supercharged and turbocharged 2.0 liter model offers 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, both of them being available with an 8 speed automatic and front wheel drive. The best part about these two is the over 25 MPG on average, better than most cars in its class. The all wheel drive model will ditch the usual inline 6 for a supercharged and turbocharged inline 4, the same as in the front wheel drive model or a hybrid with up to 400 horsepower, similar to the one in the XC90.
2017 Volvo XC60 redesign
On the interior on the other hand, the 2017 Volvo XC60 will remain quite similar to the facelifted 2015 model, so it will still offer the floating center console with most of the controls on it, the standard 7-inch touchscreen which will now be upgradable to an 8 inch unit, a slightly different instrument cluster with more information available for the driver as well as standard leather upholstery on the base model.
The exterior of the car on the other hand will pass mostly unchanged from the 2015 model with the only exception being the new grille and headlights which are going to take the car a bit closer to the XC90 in terms of design.