2018 Volvo XC60 (2nd Generation)

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After reading plenty reviews, this is an awesome vehicle.
Only downside seems to be the annoying touch screen and non-user friendly infotainment system.
 

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After reading plenty reviews, this is an awesome vehicle.
Only downside seems to be the annoying touch screen and non-user friendly infotainment system.
I've watched & read many viewpoints about Volvo's Sensus Connect system since it's debuted in the 2nd gen XC90.

It's very much split opinion. You will find testers who really enjoy the layout, UI & functionality & those not so much.
 

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Volvo XC60 D4 R-Design (2019) Review

Fast facts

Price: R735 100 (June 2019)
Price as tested: R890 000
Engine: 2.0-litre turbodiesel
Power: 140 kW
Torque: 400 Nm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Fuel consumption: 5.2 L/100 km

Pricing and Warranty

The D4 AWD Inscription retails for R735 100 (July 2019) and comes with a maintenance plan and warranty, both spanning 5 years/100 000 km. Services are every 12 months, or 20 000 km.

Verdict

The XC60 D4 may be the entry-level derivative in the range, but, to its credit, the car doesn’t feel like the neglected stepchild of Volvo's executive SUV family. In fact, it’s the over-achiever. It’s no slouch; in fact, it provides ample performance to shuttle a family and their equipment around.

The air suspension option is the way to go if you prioritise comfort above all else, just don’t specify the 21-inch wheels if you want to keep it that way, we believe the 19s or 20s items will do just fine. The cabin, which is well insulated from cabin and wind noise, is pleasingly refined and, in terms of practicality, the XC60 hits the required marks in terms of load space, rear passenger comfort and clever storage locations.

But that ultimately promotes the Volvo ahead of its (predominantly German and British) competitors? There is little doubt that the Volvo sports slick and sophisticated design with broad, almost universal, appeal... but its cabin really trumps those of the opposition. The materials used comprise less plastic and more quality leather and the plush carpeting exudes luxury and style. It feels like a much more expensive space to spend your time.

https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/volvo-xc60-d4-r-design-2019-review/47034/

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Volvo's SUV growth drives record sales

Continued success of XC60 and XC40 SUVs lead firm to record sales, despite struggles of global car market

Volvo has reported record sales in the first half of 2019, with the success of its SUV range helping the firm sell 340,286 cars – including strong growth in the UK market.

The Swedish company’s worldwide sales between January and June were up 7.3% on 2018, despite the struggles of the global car market. The growth has been driven by Volvo’s SUV range, which accounted for 60.7% of its total sales.

Volvo sold 30,026 cars in the UK in the first six months of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 30%. The firm also reported growth of 32% in Germany and 10.2% in China, despite the European and Chinese car markets continuing to decline.

Boss Håkan Samuelsson said the results showed Volvo was now “a real premium alternative” as a brand.

The XC60 SUV was Volvo’s best-selling model in the first half of 2019, with 50,946 sales. That was 0.1% down year on year, largely due to a fall in sales in Sweden. Volvo also sold 32,961 examples of the new XC40 small SUV, up 88.3% on 2018.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/volvos-suv-growth-drives-record-sales
 

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WATCH: Ferrari crashes, Volvo hits barriers at Kyalami - 2 incidents at SA Festival of Motoring, no serious injuries

The second crash was a minor incident involving a Volvo colliding with track barriers.

Dennis said: "The Volvo bumped into barriers at the handling track. It was a low speed impact. No injuries were reported."

"Incidents like these are unfortunate but they do occur. The circuit however is well equipped to deal with these types of incidents and responded quickly."

 
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