Third-Generation 2021 Volvo XC60 Officially Confirmed

If you are seeking for a luxury SUV with a strong and independent spirit, the upcoming 2021 Volvo XC60 is an ideal candidate. The Swedish mid-size SUV is ready to arrive next year with some refreshments. Great aesthetics and excellent safety features are highlights of this model.

Thanks to its appealing design and sophisticated powertrains, this 2-row/5-passenger compact-luxury SUV is an alluring rival such as BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5, and Acura RDX. Like before, the upcoming XC60 will be available in numerous configurations, and even a plug-in hybrid is still on the offer.

2021 Volvo XC60 exterior

2021 Volvo XC60 Provide Elegant and Robust Design

The design of 2021 Volvo XC60 will largely remain the same. The manufacturer will add some changes here and there and make this SUV more competitive on the market. As you may know, the XC60 model dimensionally slots between bigger XC70 and smaller XC40 models.

Furthermore, the exterior of the 2021 Volvo XC60 is elegant and robust. Thanks to its front grille and famous “Thor’s Hammer” design, this SUV is an individual on the market. Furthermore, the R-Line package provides an even more aggressive look with a gloss-black grille and high designed 21-inch rollers.

Excellent Security

Like the XC90 model, the forthcoming XC60 offers excellent security. This model will include lane-keeping assist, run-off road mitigation, automatic emergency braking, and a system that can watch for pedestrians, cyclists, and large animals.

2021 Volvo XC60 interior

Essential Refreshments Inside

The forthcoming 2021 Volvo XC60 will introduce essential refreshments inside. Some rumors are circulating that the next-gen XC60 might get a third row of seats. However, these rumors are still not confirmed by officials. The Swedish mid-size flagship SUV XC60 offers a roomy cabin with the same upscale feel as its bigger brother, the XC90.

Like before, this model is available in three main trims: Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. Standard Momentum package includes a panoramic moonroof, dual-zone climate control, 10-way-power front seats, power tailgate. Also, a new updated 9-inch vertical touch screen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and a 10-speaker/330-watt audio system is part of standard equipment.

Other options on the higher trims include heated rear seats and heated steering wheel, front seats with ventilation and massaging functionality, and Bowers & Wilkin’s high-end audio system.

2021 Volvo XC60 side

2021 Volvo XC60 Under the Hood

Like before, the Volvo carmaker offers three engine choices. The 2021 Volvo XC60 T5 model is base. The engine of this version consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that can deliver 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This model is the only one that will use an FWD system. All other engines will be equipped with all-wheel drive as standard.

As an optional choice, the manufacturer uses a 2.0-liter supercharged inline-4 engine that produces 316 horses and a stout 295 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain powers the popular T6 model.

Plug-in Hybrid

As we already mentioned, the plug-in hybrid will also be available. This version is under the T8 model, and it uses a smooth and refined 8-speed automatic transmission.

Moreover, the powertrain of the T8 version consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged-supercharged inline-4 that delivers 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this engine, the T8 is one of the fuel-efficient on the market. According to the latest rate, this engine provides EPA city/highway fuel economy: 58 mpge.

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2021 Volvo XC60 Release Date and Price

If the reports are correct, the all-new 2021 Volvo XC60 will arrive next year at this time. Some refreshments outside and inside will happen and we can assume a slight price increase.

The price of the T5 model will be around $41,000, which is $1000 more than before. However, the T6 model that offers more equipment and a more powerful engine starts just over $47,000, while plug-in hybrid T8 costs $60,000.

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