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  • Volvo's all-new XC60 is the latest vehicle to be redesigned during the company's style and product renaissance. See how it shakes out in this first ride at Car and.

    The second generation Volvo XC60 has arrived, and this Swedish crossover is primed and ready to take on its challengers.

    As nice to drive as it is great to look at, Volvo's XC60 offers something special in the midsize luxury crossover segment.

    It takes a while to get acclimated to the lack of physical controls for things like seat heaters and climate control, but after a few weeks of ownership, the large touchscreen control system will be second nature. Volvo sees this as a valuable service to it and its customers. High design layered over breezy, comfortably capable Volvo driving characteristics are often great counterpoints to exacting BMWs and Audis. Granted, the XC60 I drove wore the R Design specification meaning sporty, grippy, well-bolstered seats, but the experience was anything but hardcore. Privacy Policy Terms of use.

    Volvo XC60 T6 quick take: A better looking crossover

    Volvo is justifiably proud of its different approach, and the usable, attractive XC60 is good enough to stand out in a very able compact SUV crowd. Under the skin, everything from the front bulkhead to the upper structure to the seating position is unique to the Swedish car. This is probably the best new Volvo for some years. We're about to find The XC60 looks like a Volvo, but its design is more sophisticated and flowing than any model before it. Parked next to it, an XC90 looks remarkably clunky.

    The story is even better inside. After the rather square-cut and overly rational S40 and V70 interiors, Mattin has gone back to the more enclosed and driver-centric design last seen on the S All the familiar benefits have been retained excellent storage space and the class-leading cupholders but with a much improved ambience and sense of sophistication.

    The extremely well judged driving position and supportive, sculpted seats make the cabin a very agreeable place to spend long hours. On the road the T6 feels far better than we expected — and more than a dynamic match for the V70 T6. The upshot is sparky performance and an excellent overtaking ability partly thanks to an impressively responsive autobox.

    This XC60 actually quite welcomed brisk driving on winding roads. It was easy to place and body roll was kept in check. The ride quality was also impressive, with the car soaking up crumbling road surfaces. Despite its impressive spec, Volvo only expects to sell a couple of hundred of the top-spec T6 SE Sport in the UK every year, as most buyers opt for the less refined but far cheaper diesel versions.

    As long as they're better than the V50 - it's impossible to change gear or apply the handbrake without spilling whatever is in the cupholders! Anyway I like the look of the XC60 and this T6 version. Range-topping T6 version delivers thrills — at a price.

    Our Verdict Volvo XC60 Driven this week Mitsubishi L Mitsubishi L review. Mitsubishi's popular pick-up has been given a rugged revamp after just Is the German limousine still a byword for luxury? Should I buy one? Join the debate Comments.

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