Volvo (VOLVB) has reinvented itself. This is the feeling when driving with new Volvo XC60 hybrid (T8 Twin Engine). The company is pure safety company with modern technology and the pleasure of driving.
And the car itself? The new Volvo XC60 is having very nordic interior and exterior design: simple, classic and functional. But also modern with high quality. The car is made to please the visual and functional driving with easy access to manual driving but also keeping in mind that the various tech assistant services will help you to enjoy your driving. Safe and sound.
This dual motor (petrol and electric) is having low CO2 levels, 49 according to the company information. And the consumption with high-way drive (with petrol) is about 7 litres per 100 km, but the combined consumpion is about as low as 2,1 litres according to the company. The petrol tank is big enough and the average electric driving range is about 50 km.
According to the company information, the battery charging time with 6 A would be about 7 hours and with 16 A about 3 hours. In order to make the hybrid work, one should have a charging station.
The tech innovation services include for example the service to help the driver to avoid the collision with the other car coming from the opposite direction. This automated system is active between 60-140 km / hour speed.
The Volvo XC60 consists of 5 different categories of steel. The max high -strenght steel is the red and orange ones in the above picture. It is not surprise that the company says that they have the vision that no one gets bad insured in a new Volvo by 2020. In the front of the car, Volvo uses also aluminium as the body material.
Focus on environmental issues as well
Volvo is also known for its long history related to environmental issues. This June the company announced that they will increase the use of recycled materials in the car production in order to help to prevent the world oceans from the plastic problem.
- From 2025, at least 25 per cent of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car will be made from recycled material, the company said.
The company also urged auto industry suppliers to work more closely with car makers to develop next generation components that are as sustainable as possible, especially with regards to containing more recycled plastics.
The Volvo XC60 is easy to park with for example 11,4 meters turning circle. So, no need to worry about how to get it right at the first time or if you need to make an U-turn. In the interior design the panorama roof is excellent choice when having summer temperatures. The acceleration is good enough with 5,5 seconds ( 0-100 km/h) and top speed as well 230 km/h.
See also the video of Volvo Safety and Pulizer Prize Winner photographer Barbara Davidson: