Based on the XC90 platform the XC60 aims to give Volvo owners a mid-size SUV offering with 5-seats. The XC60 has been the brand's top-seller in recent years, does it further enhance Volvo's recent rise to prominence?
This is the new Volvo XC60. Well, actually it's not entirely new, we drove it on the international launch in June last year, and its literally taken until now to reach us here in South Africa. You can think of it as a Volvo XC90, but a bit smaller. And many ways, that’s a good thing.
With the same engines and power outputs as the XC90, albeit in a smaller package, the XC60 is an elegant rival to models such as the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Jaguar F-Pace. And, if you don't need 7-seats, and at three-quarters of the price, the XC60 might even make more sense than its larger sibling.