With Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and crossovers being all the rage these days, a lot of offerings get lost in the crowd. Yet there are some examples that stand out for what they have to offer. One of these is the Volvo XC60, which recently won the coveted World Car of the Year title.
The second-generation of Volvo’s midsize SUV serves up a fine balance of driving pleasure, comfort, and safety wrapped in one svelte package. But what exactly makes this Volvo a stand out amid the sea of crossovers?
For one, it’s got a potent yet fuel efficient Drive-E powertrain. At the heart of the local-spec Volvo XC60 is a 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel motor that puts out 190hp and a stomp-pulling 400Nm of torque. The D4 model gets the vaunted Geartronic 8-speed gearbox that promises smooth and responsive gearshifts. This combo gives you an engaging drive without hurting your pcket and the environment.
Another cool facet of the new XC60 is the intuitive tech. While technology now comes as standard fare among today’s crop of vehicles, Volvo dares to be different as its systems are both intuitive and unobtrusive. Its Sensus Connect infotainment system, for instance, lets you stay connected yet safe while on the move. The vehicle is likewise equipped with a slew of sensors and cameras that assist the driver, whether he is parking or travelling on a twisty road. Yet none of these features will bug you or nag you to no end. It simply gives you peace of mind and the confidence to enjoy the drive.