The Volvo XC60 is a compact crossover SUV produced by Volvo Cars in Ghent, Belgium and is based on Volvo Y20 platform. Introduced in 2008, the Volvo XC60 has been the best selling car from 2009. XC60 concept was a preview of the production XC60. Includes a glass roof, and a newly designed grille with larger Volvo logo along with the “V” that forms on the Volvo, this was the first of the “DNA” new Volvo you are putting it into practice little model range. XC60 concept also included a new shifting mechanism, electronic bootlid, and 20 inch wheels. The car was unveiled at the 2007 North American International Auto Show.
The first generation of Volvo XC60
production vehicle was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2008. Sales began in Europe in the third quarter of 2008. North American models went on sale in early 2009 as a 2010 model. XC60 shares technology with the Land Rover Freelander of 2007, using a modified version of the Volvo Y20 platform. Land Rover Discovery LR3 set the stage for these corporate siblings to enter the market, like engineering and tuning of this CUV was done by Volvo in Sweden, only offroad capabilities were done at Land Rover in the United UK. project director for the XC60 is Lars Blenwall.
Volvo XC60 Plug-Hybrid
Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid was unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. According to Volvo, XC60 Plug-Hybrid has an electric range of up to 35 miles for the same fuel economy of 105 mpg-US and the total range of 600 miles. Fuel economy when running on gasoline engines is estimated at 50 mpg-US. The charging time is 3.5 hours from a 220V outlet takes 7.5 hours of 110V.
Volvo XC60 Safety
Volvo XC600 includes traditional features and safety Volvo whiplash protection system, side impact protection, roll stability control, stability control and traction assist, inflatable curtain airbags, hill control line, warning collision and brake assist work bi-xenon lights and front and rear structures patented lateral. XC60 also introduced a new technology feature that Volvo has named City Safety. The system is described as a driver support system aimed at preventing or reducing conflicts drive-in-drive less than 30 miles per hour it does so through the use of fast speed sensor that helps determine whether a collision is likely . Depending on the speed, as it is likely the collision, Volvo computer system or prepare the car to stop or slow the car automatically to avoid or reduce rear-end collision. Volvo also implemented the system to help towing caravans and trailers.
In 2011, the lost city characterized figures from the Office of Highway Safety 27% fewer claims for property damage liability, 51% fewer liability claims for bodily injury, and claims 22% fewer collision with XC60 compared to other luxury SUV of medium size. XC60 had fewer insurance claims compared with other models of Volvo safety feature missing city.
EuroNCAP rating XC60 in 2008, awarding May 5 stars for adult resident protection. XC60 scored 16 of 16 points in the front test and 16 of 16 in the side test. car received February 2 points available in the pole test and an additional 3 points available for reminders of safety belts. XC60 received a total of 37 points to 37 and the five stars in the EuroNCAP evaluation. XC60 was one of the three cars received 37 of the 37 points available in EuroNCAP evaluation based on action.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Volvo XC60 their Top Safety Pick. XC60 was granted the IIHS highest rating of “Good” in the roof strength test front, back and and have electronic stability control as standard equipment to receive the award. Volvo uses 2009 film The Twilight Saga: New Moon promotion Volvo XC60, including an online contest to give the identical models driven by the main character Edward Cullen.