2016 Volvo XC60 Release Date, Msrp, Price, Interior – The new XC60 is an entry level Sports Utility Vehicle which has been redesigned from its previous models. Besides the refreshments being done back in 2013, the new compact crossover is set to endure a mid-cycle refreshment next year.

2016 Volvo XC60
2016 Volvo XC60

This 1st generation model is rumoured to be based on the Volvo Y20 version, which comes in either the FWD or the AWD system. The SUV will certainly be stylish and will come with advanced features that will certainly surpass the anticipations of its global fans.

This vehicle will essentially be a facelift of the 2013 year model, however, it will come adorned in several enhancements that will result in a better vehicle on both its exterior and interior design.

In a nut shell, the new crossover vehicle has inevitably become a safe, spacious, sensible and practical family hauler. Ever since its launch back in 2010, the vehicle has been offered in both stylish lines and flair designed dashboard that has derived its inspiration from the Volvo traditional values of sensible interiors and advanced safety for its passengers and driver.

Interior Design – 2016 Volvo XC60

The XC60 model is targeted for its exclusive segments, therefore, the vehicle will certainly come with standard and superior interior materials and equipment. Interior wise, the new vehicle will come with a similar design as that of the 2014 year model with only slight modifications.

This means that the vehicle will come with spacious seats that will definitely give its passengers a comfortable seating. By the way, the Volvo XC60 is a comfortable five seater. Passengers will also love the extra cargo space that will be made available in the new vehicle.

2016 Volvo XC60 interior
2016 Volvo XC60 interior

Buyers should expect the following palette of colours; Blonde/Off-Black leather, Marble White premium leather, Hazel Brown/Off-Black leather, Off-Black (cloth), Off-Black (leather), Off-Black premium leather, Soft Beige leather and Soft Beige leather.

Tons of features to be included in the vehicle’s interior will include; 8-way power passenger seat, passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support, 8-way power driver seat, height adjustable passenger seat, bucket front seats, etc.

Convenient, comfort and in car entertainment features will include; cruise control, power steering, interior air filtration, dual zone climate controls, dual illuminating vanity mirrors, 8-speakers, 6-months of provided satellite navigation system, USB connection, auxiliary audio input, DVD player, etc.

Exterior Photos of the New Volvo XC60 2016

As already mentioned in the review, the model will be offered in the Y20 platform which is used in making the Land Rover Freelander. Additionally, the vehicle will also borrow some features from its British cousin.

2016 Volvo XC60 front
2016 Volvo XC60 front

Owing to the fact that the model was refreshed two years ago, buyers of the new 2016 Volvo XC60 shouldn’t expect mind boggling changes to be effected on its exterior, notwithstanding, the new model will come with updated new features most of which will be visual.

One such feature is the exterior colour palette, would-be buyers should expect the following exterior colours; Black Stone, Crystal White Pearl, Bright Silver Metallic, Ice White, Onyx Black Metallic, Magic Blue Metallic, Flamenco Red Metallic, Osmium Grey Metallic, Saville Grey Metallic, Rich Java Metallic, and Seashell Metallic.

2016 Volvo XC60 back
2016 Volvo XC60 back

Furthermore, the automobile giant recognised the need for more safety features which will now include 4-wheel ABS, Dual front side-mounted airbags, Remote anti-theft alarm system, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, child seat anchors, front and rear head airbags, emergency braking assist, engine immobilizer, rear door child safety locks, etc.

Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Volvo XC60

The release date of the vehicle is scheduled to be somewhere in the last quarter of this year, most probably in Geneva Motor Show, while its MSRP is rumoured to be around $36,000.

2016 Volvo XC60 release date
2016 Volvo XC60 release date

2016 Volvo XC60 Engine

Under the hood of the new XC60 will be an economical engine model. The engine will replace the outgoing model’s 3L turbo unit. There will be two engines which will be a 2L supercharged engine yielding up to 300 hp and 295 pounds of torque while the other one will be a 2L turbocharged that will generate up to 249 hp and 250 pounds of torque.

The above mentioned engines will both be mated to an 8-speed auto transmission system. Additionally, the XC60 will also be provided with a manual shift mode. The turbocharged engine will consequently enable the vehicle to sprint from 0-6o mph in a paltry 6.8 seconds.

The top speed of the vehicle will be capped to around 130 mph while its EPA ratings have been pegged to around 25/36 mpg in the city/highway. News of a hybrid are making rounds, however, no announcements have been made so far.