If you are looking for a luxury SUV, the 2021 Volvo XC60 is a perfect choice. This model looks unique, and it has so much to offer. It is a mid-size SUV that will arrive with further improvements. Both the exterior and interior are offering a lot of modern cues and plenty of standard features. Its design is appealing, and the performances are excellent.
Volvo offers conventional engines, and even plug-in hybrid version is available. While XC60 will get refreshments in every category, this model will remain a two-row/five-seat SUV. The biggest rivals are Acura RDX, Audi Q5, and BMW X3.
Volvo XC60 Changes
As for the design, the new 2021 Volvo XC60 should mostly remain. Some updates will happen, but nothing significant will change. Dimensionally, XC60 slots below XC70 and above smaller XC40 variants. The design is very modern and relatively fresh. For that reason, Volvo is determined to focus on some other categories.
The front fascia comes with a recognizable “Thor’s Hammer” design, and it looks unique. All trim levels are looking very stylish. On the other hand, if you want more sportiness, the R-Line package provides more aggressive styling, a gloss-black grille, and premium 21-inch wheels.
New 2021 Volvo XC60 continues with interior improvements. The cabin already looks very premium and upright. However, Volvo will get various updates, so the XC60 will continue with more than a competitive interior. The next-gen model will get an optional third row of seats. Until that happens, XC60 will remain a roomy SUV with room for five passengers. All of Volvo’s XC models are very similar in terms of cabin design. The XC60 is available in three trim levels.
The base trim level comes with a panoramic sunroof, 10-way power front seats, power tailgate, and dual-zone climate control. Volvo will provide a 9-inch touchscreen, updated infotainment, and new driver-assistance aids. The upper trim levels will include heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, more premium leather upholstery, and a premium sound system.
Gasoline and Hybrid Specs
The forthcoming 2021 Volvo XC60 will arrive with three engine options. The T5 model is the base variant that comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. This unit is capable of producing 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The T5 is the only version that offers a front-wheel-drive system. All other versions are available with a standard all-wheel-drive setup. The optional engine is a 2.0-liter supercharged engine with 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of twisting power.
This powertrain option is available in the T6 model. The third option is a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Named T8, this model uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit in combination with electric motors. Total output is rated at 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. Fuel efficiency is significantly improved, and the T8 variant delivers 58 MPGe.
2021 Volvo XC60 Price and Release Date
According to the latest reports, the new 2021 Volvo XC60 will go on sale by the end of the year. The Swedish automaker will slightly increase the price of its new SUV. Thanks to that, you can get a new XC60 for about $41,000. The T6 variant is available for $47,500 and the T8 version with a hybrid powertrain for $60,000.