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New Volvo XC60: You won't believe what's changed inside!


GenevaQuin
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This is the Volvo XC60, and Mat’s about to find out if it’s as good in 2023 as it was when it was first released in 2017!

Well for starters, let’s take a look at the design. If we’re being honest, it hasn’t changed all that much from the original 2017 edition… But that’s not necessarily a bad thing! It’s got a good-looking, well proportioned side profile, and certain areas come with smart looking chrome trim, such as around the grille at the front. There is the option to swap this for black trim, but we’d definitely choose to keep the chrome!

Take a step inside and it’s a similar story with the design of the outside - it’s all pretty similar to how it was back in 2017. The portrait style infotainment system remains, although we’re not the biggest fan of it, given all controls are managed via the touchscreen. Thankfully though it’s surrounded by soft touch materials throughout the cabin, apart from the odd bit of scratchy plastic dotted around. The latest version of the XC60 also comes with a full digital dial drivers display!

There are a number of engines to choose from. There’s a 2-litre diesel with 197hp, or a 2-litre turbo petrol with 250hp. There are also two plug-in hybrid editions that make use of the 2-litre turbo petrol, with the range-topper delivering 455hp. Each comes with a 14kWh battery pack and the ability to drive on electric power alone for up to 43 miles.

When it comes to the price, an entry-level XC60 starts from just under £48,000, rising all the way up to around £68,000! So given the design has hardly changed in the last few years, is it really worth it? Or should you go for something like a Mercedes GLC or Audi Q5 instead? Let us know in the COMMENTS!

Chapters
00:00 Intro
00:33 Design
02:36 Interior
05:57 Back Seats
07:40 Boot
09:03 5 Annoying Things
10:47 5 Cool Things
12:44 Engines
13:48 Town Driving
16:00 Motorway Driving
17:40 Country Road Driving
19:06 0-60mph
19:36 Verdict

Mat’s XC60 choice: https://bit.ly/Mats-XC60-Choice

Audi Q5 review: https://bit.ly/Audi-Q5-Review-2023

Mercedes GLC review: https://bit.ly/Mercedes-GLC-Review-2023

Lexus NX review: https://bit.ly/Lexus-NX-Review-2023

Sell your car with carwow: https://bit.ly/Buy-Sell-WOW

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