Volvo XC60 review: What is “the safest car in the world”?


Not only outstanding in design, many experts also rated the Volvo XC60 as the “safest car in the world” thanks to its possession of a series of modern technologies.

Introduction to the Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60 car model has officially returned to the luxury car segment with “revolutionary” changes in design as well as technology equipment. And the “Car of the Year” award and the title “Swedish Volvo Sweden’s best-selling car of all time” is the focus of the press when it comes to the Volvo XC60.

The beauty of the Volvo XC60 is spotless

According to the assessment, compared to the older XC90 model, the Volvo XC60 has been very successful in embellishing the quintessence of design standards and Nordic class. Even in some other reviews, this XC60 model is said to be more refined and luxurious than the XC90 in a few details. In this article, we will take a look at all the reasons this model was named “Car of the year”.

Review the Volvo XC60 on the exterior

The strong, modern design lines of the XC90 are found on this small SUV from Volvo. The difference is very quality and unique of Volvo, not as sleek as the Mercedes GLC, not as elegant as the Audi Q5, not even “sporty” like the BMW X3, the appearance of the Volvo XC60 brings majesty and really attractive from the top of the furniture.

The size of the Volvo XC60 car is slightly larger than other small luxury SUVs in the same segment, but in general still ensures high flexibility when moving in the inner city. Details of the vehicle’s size Length x Width x Height is 4,688 x 1,902 x 1,658 mm, wheelbase is 2,865mm. XC60 is designed with a ground clearance of 216 mm, extremely favorable for the XC60 to overcome difficult traffic situations or even offroad.

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XC60 exterior panorama

First part

The spectator will notice a lot of sharp bevels scattered throughout the front part of the Volvo XC60, from the capeau cap, to the bright cavity, the front bumper and engraved on the fog lights. The masculinity of the XC60 luxury compact SUV is thus enhanced. The harmony is put into the shape of the polygonal grille, the part is quite luxurious chrome-plated, including vertical metal bars.

Seventh art followers will WOW to discover another interesting attraction at the front of the Volvo XC60. It is a cluster of lights integrating Thor’s Hammer design, the legendary hammer of the cult character Thor that has rained in recent times. This exclusive design of Volvo not only brings personality and beauty, but also boasts of this extremely modern lighting technology. The whole lighting system is Full LED with a very smart light sensor, completely mastering the light conditions in the circulation area so that the car can adjust the light intensity to best suit the visibility. of the operator.

Body

The Volvo XC60 car model continues to make a mark of masculinity by its impressive embossed lines at the door and in the area of ​​the front and rear wheel arches. Column B is painted dark, 19 ”alloy wheels with a very strong and strong shape.

The rear mirrors and door handles on the XC60 are coordinated with the body color, creating simplicity and sophistication. Volvo knows the tastes of high-end customers, so it complements that subtle design by chrome-plated borders in the glass door frame as well as the chrome splint in the side area. In that position, Volvo engraved the name of the inscription inscription that was extremely sophisticated and eye-catching.

The body of the Volvo XC60 is simple but refined

Tail part

It seems that this part is deliberately made by this Nordic car company to make the pedestal, creating the necessary stability of a 5-seater luxury SUV. That pedestal is made up of rounded corners and straight lines arranged horizontally by the rear end.

The details that add a sporty look to the car are very interesting details such as the spoiler tail, shark fin antenna, two-piece reflectors with chrome trim and a pair of stylized, diamond-shaped exhaust pipes. . Another noteworthy point is that the large LED taillights with stylized C-shape are considered to be more harmonious and sophisticated than on the Volvo XC90.

The Volvo logo is arranged in symmetrical letters and is beautifully crafted and polished. You will feel a sense of sophistication in the design of this logo when the first O (from left) is marked by Volvo as a “milestone” where you can kick your foot to open the trunk automatically. very stylish.

Evaluate the Volvo XC60 on the interior

Interior space

If you want a clear and complete view of Scandinavian style interior design, Nordic peninsula, Volvo XC60 interior will be a perfect reference. The elegance and class do not come from the showy or flashy style of Mercedes or Audi, nor too sporty like BMW, the minimalism Volvo XC60 reaches an extremely high level with the elegance and elegance. up from there.

On the T6 AWD Inscription variant, buyers get the option of premium Nappa leather seats. The two front seats are equipped with electric adjustment, have the ability to remember two positions and the heating / cooling function is very comfortable. The rear seats are quite spacious, with enough space to sit, stretch the legs and the ceiling is very comfortable for passengers with a height of up to 180 cm.

A design advantage of the seat: seating positions are calculated in terms of support performance for contact parts such as the hips, thighs, and neck. Volvo is carefully calculated to bring the most comfort possible for people sitting on long journeys.

Overview of interior space of Volvo XC60

The tableau table in the center area is quite elegant and prominent. Volvo uses a dark leather dotted with bright and delicate stitching. Metal casing is crafted in a very sophisticated brushed style. Chrome-plated material for function keys for the air-conditioning system. The Swedish automaker has really done a great job in designing the most coherent link between the tableau panel, the gear shift and the armrests in order to provide the driver with real autonomy and comfort, especially in the Long journeys have to be continuously operated between the above parts.

The Volvo XC60 version still inherits the familiar 3-spoke style steering wheel. Volvo did a great job of this. The full size of the handlebar makes the grip feel while operating very firmly. Premium wood and leather are used to clad the steering wheel. The skin is very smooth and is opaque, so when touching, the operator will feel very real. On the XC60 Inscription variant, the steering wheel will be added with two large silver-colored metal shift paddles.

The dashboard of the XC60 is a 12 ”digital display with excellent visibility: any number or text is very intuitive with a modern hi-tek design by Volvo. .

The door system of the Volvo XC60 is quite solid and completed quite well. The armrests at the door for the passenger or driver of the car are covered with luxurious leather. Shiny chrome plated on the door handles. Volvo also noted that the chrome-plated brace for the footrests is in the access position on the sides of the front door.

Equipped with comfort

On the T6 Inscription variant, Volvo features a 12.3 ”touchscreen. The company intentionally shifted this screen to the steering wheel for convenient observation and control. The sensitivity and level of interaction with the user on the touch is very good. You will find all sorts of common connections there such as Bluetooth (using hands free hands-free), other ports AUX / USB and a CD player. In addition, the XC60 with other versions, buyers will have the option to add the Bowers & Wilkins sound system from the UK.

Luxury cockpit of the Volvo XC60

In addition, other valuable “class” additions such as independent automatic four-zone air conditioning system with front / rear touch screen control capabilities; smartkey with integrated Start / Stop button; Panorama panoramic sunroof with electric adjustment, glass door system with automatic lifting / lowering function with one touch; full LED interior lights; The rear seats have the function of folding with one-touch buttons, adding a 230V rear charging port …

Volvo XC60 fully equipped with many cup holders / drawers and personal items, are designed throughout the cabin very convenient. The rear seats have a flat folding function to maximize storage capacity.

Evaluate the Volvo XC60 in terms of engine / operation

The Volvo XC60 T6 Inscription variant is powered by a 2.0L I4 petrol engine. This engine, similar to the one on the XC90 series, also functions to combine two technologies to complement and enhance performance: supercharger and supercharged. It can be said that as a result, the XC60 is currently the most powerful compact SUV in Vietnam in the segment when it produces a maximum power of 320 hp at 5,700 rpm with a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 5,400 rpm. /minute. The Volvo XC60 specifications about this engine completely “weigh” all the competitors such as Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC …

The powerful engine of the XC60 outstrips its competitors in the same segment

XC60 is equipped with 8-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive system full time to optimize the capacity of the “super engine” above. The operator of this Volvo model is also designed with five additional operating modes: Comfort, Eco, Dynamic, Offroad and Individual to maximize the performance required in each specific operating condition.

Reviews of Volvo XC60 in safety technology

Volvo’s XC60 is considered the safest model for the family right now. You will find this car fully converged with the most advanced technology in the world: 9 airbags in passive case, 360-degree camera, Adaptive Cruise Control function – adaptive cruise control , lane keeping assist function, Auto Pilot, obstacle detection sensor system, super stable chassis system … And of course, it is not at all surprising that the Volvo XC60 received Top Safety Pick + certification from the IIHS – the American Institute of Highway Safety.

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Volvo XC60 is equipped with a range of modern technology

How much does Volvo XC60 cost?

Surprising point to note, Volvo XC60 in Vietnam and in the world is determined car selling price lower than competitors such as Range Rover Velar, Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-pace, Mercedes AMG GLC …

The latest updated price of the Volvo XC60 in Vietnam is 2.15 billion VND.

Overall, the Volvo XC60 is a really “irresistible” beauty for real “luxury” players. This model of Volvo embodies the harmony of aesthetics and technology from the outside in. Successful people who want to find themselves a proud difference from the majority will choose the Volvo XC60.

Le Quang

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