Cleaner look for XC60

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Volvo has announced updates for its XC60 SUV, plus there are Polestar Engineered upgrades

Volvo has applied some slight styling and equipment changes to its popular XC60 mid-sized SUV.

With the second-generation XC60 now into its fifth year of production, a mid-lifecycle update was expected.

Volvo has retained the handsome overall proportions of XC60, applying very slight styling changes. The bumper’s lower corner cut-outs are now larger and around the back, Volvo has very sensibly rid XC60 of those silly fake exhaust ends.

The pseudo skid plates on both the XC60’s front and rear bumpers, have also been deleted, giving the SUV a much cleaner look.

Volvo’s proven Sensus infotainment system remains in its vertical orientation, but now integrates the full Android Automotive OS system. This gives XC60 owners a vast realm of functionality within Google services, such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and Google Play Store. It also benefits from OTA updates, offering users a lot more than conventional Android Auto.

Cabin trim also reflects a more sustainable sourcing methodology from Volvo. It now offers tailored wool on its XC60, replacing leather.

For those Volvo followers who would like their XC60 with slightly better driving dynamics, there is the Polestar Engineered package. This adds adjustable dampers from Swedish suspension specialist Öhlins and brakes from Akebono.

The Polestar Engineered package also rolls larger alloy wheels, with a bold design, and some R-Design exterior styling trim.

The Volvo XC60 is much-lauded, with multiple #CarsAwards - powered by WesBank category wins under its belt.

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