XC60 is a class act
The smaller cousin of award-winning XC90 continues Volvo’s modern renaissance
YOU GET the sense the folks at Volvo are getting a little impatient. The brand’s quality, style and tech metamorphosis which started with the award-winning XC90 two years ago, has been so well received (we voted it our car of the year in 2015), it’s understandable the Swedes are now eager to swing Thor’s hammer at every model in their stable, and even at some new ones which don’t exist yet. Where is the road-ready version of 2013’s stunning Concept Coupe anyway?
Step into any of Volvo’s post-renaissance vehicles, which so far comprise the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan and V90 wagon, and the newfound classiness is plain to see. Yesteryear’s models were slipping into sub-premium categorisation with interiors that were too plasticky, styling that was too bloated and tech that was too far behind, but these new ones are bristling with finely-crafted cabins, colour-pop- ping touchscreens and cutting edge self-driving features.
Thor’s hammer, by the way, is a reference to the T-shaped LED headlight detail which now acts as a differentiator between past and present Volvos. And now it’s been applied to the mid-size XC60 SUV.
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