2022 Volvo XC60 (facelift) spotted for the first time [Update]

Days after the digital reveal, the 2022 Volvo XC60 has been captured in the real world for the first time. A section of the Chinese media say that the updated midsize luxury SUV is expected to have its stage debut at the Shanghai Auto Show that will take place between the 19th and 28th of this month. Volvo Cars hasn’t revealed whether it is participating in the show, so this is a mere assumption.

The Volvo XC60 2022 is available to order in some regions already, like Sweden, Switzerland, Netherland, Poland, and Luxembourg. However, it will be two months before customer deliveries commence as Volvo Cars has said that mass production of the new XC60 begins at the end of May.

The new Volvo XC60 features a fresh styling, a new Android-powered infotainment system with Google apps and services built-in, and several other revisions that are covered in the story.

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Exterior & Interior

The 2022 Volvo XC60 comes in four trims – Momentum, Inscription, R-Design, and Polestar Engineered. Momentum would be exclusive to the mild-hybrid, while Polestar Engineered would be exclusive to the Recharge plug-in hybrid variant.

The Volvo XC60 facelift features a new grille, sportier bumpers at the front and rear, and new wheels. The new bumpers have vertical side air inlets instead of horizontal cuts, while the rear bumpers, unlike those of the old model, don’t house exhaust tips. Here Volvo seems to be accustoming customers for the next-gen XC60 in which there would be an all-electric powertrain. Further, there are two new exterior color options for MY2022: Platinum Grey and Silver Dawn.

The interior of the 2022 XC60 looks the same, however, there’s one big change that customers will appreciate. Volvo has swapped out the old infotainment system with the one that runs Google’s Android operating system and supports over-the-air (OTA) updates. It’s possible to use the infotainment system with simple “Hey google” voice commands.

With the new XC60, Volvo Cars has introduced a new Digital Services Package that gives access to Google apps and services like Google Assistant, Google Maps, and a number of native in-car apps via Google Play. The data required for these features is included in the package. Depending on the market, the premium sound system is either an 1,100-watt, 15-speaker Bowers and Wilkins unit or a 600-watt, 14-speaker Harman Kardon unit.

The 2022 Volvo XC60 is available with new interior materials, including more sustainable, leather-free options as well as the City Weave textile upholstery.

2022 Volvo XC60 powertrain

The 2022 XC60 is available in only mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants.

2022 Volvo XC60 mild-hybrid specs

PowertrainPowerTorque
Gasoline B4 FWD145 kW (194 hp)300 Nm (221 Lb.-Ft.)
Diesel B4 FWD145 kW (194 hp)420 Nm (310 Lb.-Ft.)
Diesel B4 AWD145 kW (194 hp)420 Nm (310 Lb.-Ft.)
Gasoline B5 FWD184 kW (247 hp)350 Nm (258 Lb.-Ft.)
Gasoline B5 AWD184 kW (247 hp)350 Nm (258 Lb.-Ft.)
Diesel B5 AWD173 kW (232 hp)480 Nm (354 Lb.-Ft.)
Gasoline B6 AWD220 kW (295 hp)420 Nm (310 Lb.-Ft.)

2022 Volvo XC60 PHEV specs

PowertrainPowerTorquePure Electric Range (WLTP)
Gasoline-Electric T6 AWD251 kW (336 hp)590 Nm (435 Lb.-Ft.)53 km (33 miles)
Gasoline-Electric T8 AWD288 kW (386 hp)640 Nm (472 Lb.-Ft.)53 km (33 miles)

Safety

The 2022 XC60 is safer than the old model, as it comes equipped with latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensor platform. With this platform, the vehicle can detect other road users, brake automatically if required, and avoid collisions.

2022 Volvo XC60 release date

The 2022 Volvo XC60 should reach the US showrooms in the second half of the year.

2022 Volvo XC60 price

Prices of the 2022 Volvo XC60 in the U.S. aren’t announced. In global markets where it is available to order, here are the base prices:

Country2022 Volvo XC60 mild-hybrid base price2022 Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid base price
SwedenSEK 435,000 (USD 51,184)SEK 585,000 (USD 68,833)
SwitzerlandCHF 58,000 (USD 62,329)CHF 73,400 (USD 78,879)
NetherlandsEUR 42,790 (USD 51,038)EUR 61,900 (USD 73,832)
LuxembourgEUR 47,334 (USD 56,458)EUR 59,711 (USD 71,221)
PolandPLN 184,850 (USD 48,130)PLN 239,900 (USD 62,464)

For 2021, Volvo Cars has also subtly updated the XC90 for the year with ‘hidden’ exhaust tips.

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