The XC60 is one of the players in the premium family SUV segment alongside the BMW X5, Mercedes GLE or Audi Q5. It is aimed at customers who are looking for real qualities, whether it is comfort or technology. The XC60 therefore ticks all the right boxes.
Its style combines elegance and status and these two concepts are also found in the passenger compartment which benefits from a quality of presentation and finish worthy of the best standards. The dashboard is classic for Volvo with 12.3-inch digital instrumentation alongside a 9-inch vertical multimedia screen. It is also full of safety and comfort equipment.
No worry about roominess in the rear seats of this XC60. The trunk volume does not decrease too much due to hybridization but it is still very average.
4.69 m long, it offers 5 real seats, with rear passengers whose legs benefit from an extended wheelbase of 9 cm compared to the first generation model. Only small disappointment, the trunk of 468 liters is about 35 liters less than the thermal versions.
Hybridization on this XC60 is synonymous with several engines since three powers are available: 340 hp, 390 and 405 hp. It combines a petrol engine (253 hp, 303 or 318 hp) with an 87 hp electric unit. An interesting solution but which has as a counterpart a significant weight. The fully electric range is around 50 km. However, it will be necessary to deal with a very important weight, which is already one of the flaws of the thermal XC60.
The Volvo XC60 Recharge is priced between € 65,980 and € 81,880.
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WHAT IS THE USED VOLVO XC60 RECHARGE WORTH?
Price of the new Volvo XC60 II Recharge: from € 65,980 to € 81,880
Price of the used Volvo XC60 II Recharge: from 38,000 € to 85,000 €
Caradisiac’s reliability notice
Obviously, Volvo is going to stay in people’s minds as a brand that is synonymous with strength and reliability. Right about this second generation XC60. A little less on older models which used PSA mechanics for example … But that’s in the past.
No, the second generation XC 60 is born. A few electronic messes here and there, but nothing recurring. Some rapid tire wear is noted, but it is always subjective, and the original tires are often softer than the second fitted. Recharge versions (or formerly Twin Engine) do not pose more problems than thermals, on the contrary. Frankly, you can go (almost) with your eyes closed. Note that in February 2019, a preventive recall was carried out to resolve a potential risk of rupture of the electric tailgate cylinders.
A thousand times thank you to the whole family Micheletty who welcomed us in his cirque located in Villeneuve-la Garenne, very close to Paris. Their professionalism and availability made it possible for the first time to organize an auto show in a circus! Hats off to the artists!
Partner of the 1st Caradisiac show, last year, the Prévost Group is by our side again in 2021 to manage the logistics of transporting the 120 cars exhibited during the Caradisiac Electric / Hybride 2021 Show. A decisive support for the success of the event.