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Volvo's New XC60 Due In March

2009 Volvo XC60 (copyright image)

7th January, 2009

Volvo Car Australia has announced pricing for its new XC60 which is due to be launched locally in March.

The new Volvo will come in petrol and turbodiesel form.

The XC60 is said to be the safest Volvo ever. It comes to Australia to compete with medium-size SUVs with new levels of handling and road holding, as well as a large, cleverly designed interior that caters brilliantly for customers seeking an all-purpose lifestyle vehicle.

The Volvo XC60 will enter the Australian market with the choice of two powerful and efficient engines. The five-cylinder turbodiesel D5 version produces 136 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque, along with a fuel-efficient average consumption figure of 8.3 litres/100 kms in six-speed Geartronic adaptive automatic form. The new 3.0 litre turbocharged petrol six-cylinder XC60 T6, with its power peak of 210 kW, can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds.

The D5 and T6 Volvo XC60 models will be available with Volvo's six-speed Geartronic adaptive automatic.

As well as being the boldest crossover vehicle yet produced by Volvo, the XC60 blazes new trails in terms of automotive safety by being the first vehicle to feature as standard the advanced new City Safety system that has been designed to bring dramatic reductions in the incidence and severity of urban collisions at speeds up to 30 km/h.

The new system is so advanced that it is able to detect the possibility of rear-end collisions at urban speeds, and actually has the capability of avoiding a collision altogether if the speed differential between vehicles is up to 15 km/h. The implications for passenger safety, repair costs and insurance premiums are considerable, and stamp Volvo as one of the leaders in the area of automotive safety technology.

The Volvo XC60 features advanced Haldex electronically managed AWD technology with Instant Traction for maximum stability and wheel grip over a wide range of on and off-road situations. This is supported by Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC), Roll Stability Control (RSC) and ABS anti-lock braking with Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist.

“The new XC60 will further raise the levels of dynamism within the Volvo line-up, as well as introducing what is perhaps the greatest step forward yet in terms of active safety with the new City Safety system,” said Volvo Car Australia’s Managing Director, Alan Desselss.

“In addition, it will be priced to issue a real challenge in the prestige SUV segment,” he added.


XC60 D5 2.4 $57,950
XC60 D5 LE 2.4 $64,450
XC60 T6 3.0 $64,950

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