2017 Volvo XC60 is a luxury SUV from Volvo. Originally presented as a concept car at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2007, XC60 was revealed to the public as a production vehicle during the Geneva Motor Show on March 6, 2008. This compact SUV competes directly with the BMW X3, the Mercedes GLK, and the Audi Q5. The 2nd-generation of Volvo XC60 wreleased in 2017.
The 2017 XC60 is based on the EUCD platform, common to the Ford N 1 group, and is manufactured in the Volvo factory in Ghent, Belgium, with the Volvo S60 and V40. The first generation was shown as a concept car at the Detroit Salon in the US spring 2007. The car was built on the Y20 platform and shared engines and many other components with the S60 and V60 of the same generation. The production-ready car was presented at the Geneva car salon in March 2008. The Volvo XC60 model was updated the model year 2014 and got a brand new front with new headlights with DRL and a new grill. New engine alternatives and gearboxes were also introduced.
2017 Volvo XC60 Concept
2017 Volvo XC60 concept was unveiled at Detroit show,V olvo the prototype XC60 Concept, the next version of the mid-range SUV of the Swedish premium carmaker. The concept is also presented a few months later at the Geneva Motor Show.
2017 Volvo XC60 Design
Volvo XC60 2017 model’s style is partly inspired by the compact C30 through the wide hips, the shape of the taillights and the vertical grille. There is also the thin vertical center console, another Volvo specialty.
2017 XC60 is very close to the reality in terms of its design of the series model. Based on the EUCD platform common to the Volvo S60, Volvo V60, Volvo V70, Volvo XC70, Volvo S80, Ford Mondeo and Land Rover Freelander, this Volvo SUV is launched in November 2008 and the factory in Ghent in Belgium Is selected for production.
2017 Volvo XC60 Safety
The XC60 is equipped with the Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS), which has been standard on all Volvo cars since 2000. The XC60 2017 model is equipped with a variety of safety systems, including, among others, the distance control radar and the unintentional line crossing alert.
Another system, the Trailer Stability Assist ( TMAT ) or trailer stabilizer, controls the oscillations and can stabilize a trailer through a control on the tractor’s brakes, 2017 Volvo XC60 that inaugurates this system in the Volvo range.