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
|Gasoline B4 FWD||145 kW (194 hp)||300 Nm (221 Lb.-Ft.)|
|Diesel B4 FWD||145 kW (194 hp)||420 Nm (310 Lb.-Ft.)|
|Diesel B4 AWD||145 kW (194 hp)||420 Nm (310 Lb.-Ft.)|
|Gasoline B5 FWD||184 kW (247 hp)||350 Nm (258 Lb.-Ft.)|
|Gasoline B5 AWD||184 kW (247 hp)||350 Nm (258 Lb.-Ft.)|
|Diesel B5 AWD||173 kW (232 hp)||480 Nm (354 Lb.-Ft.)|
|Gasoline B6 AWD||220 kW (295 hp)||420 Nm (310 Lb.-Ft.)|
2022 Volvo XC60 PHEV specs
|Powertrain||Power||Torque||Pure Electric Range (WLTP)|
|Gasoline-Electric T6 AWD||251 kW (336 hp)||590 Nm (435 Lb.-Ft.)||53 km (33 miles)|
|Gasoline-Electric T8 AWD||288 kW (386 hp)||640 Nm (472 Lb.-Ft.)||53 km (33 miles)|
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:
|Country||2022 Volvo XC60 mild-hybrid base price||2022 Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid base price|
|Sweden||SEK 435,000 (USD 51,184)||SEK 585,000 (USD 68,833)|
|Switzerland||CHF 58,000 (USD 62,329)||CHF 73,400 (USD 78,879)|
|Netherlands||EUR 42,790 (USD 51,038)||EUR 61,900 (USD 73,832)|
|Luxembourg||EUR 47,334 (USD 56,458)||EUR 59,711 (USD 71,221)|
|Poland||PLN 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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