For 2014, Volvo treats its award-winning XC60 small premium utility to the most extensive refresh since its introduction four years ago.The changes begin on the outside, where the XC60 sports a new hood, front fenders and fascia that emphasize a wider appearance. Additionally, a bold new grille sports a larger Volvo Ironmark. Other changes include a new lower front spoiler with bright trim, new front and rear skid plate décor and integrated exhaust pipe design. New 18-inch Pan alloy wheels are standard on 3.2 trim levels while the top-line T6 R-Design gains new 20-inch Ixion II alloys.
Among the XC60’s list of interior upgrades is an off black dash top, wood décor trim on front door panels, cloth-covered B-pillars, metal trim around air vents, new front door sill plates and more.
For those seeking the ultimate in luxury, a new Inscription Package is offered on the S60 T6 AWD. This includes exclusive Sovereign Hide soft leather seating surfaces, Anthracite Black headliner, leather covered dashboard, Modern Wood inlays, leather front console cover and Inscription doorsill plates and floor mats.With seating for five, the 2014 Volvo XC60 has a cargo capacity of 67.4 cubic-feet, rear shoulder room of 55.2-inches and rear legroom of 36.4-inches.
XC60 offers three levels of performance. First is the XC60 3.2 with its naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine, which provides 240 horsepower with ULEV II emissions rating or 230 horsepower with PZEV (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle) rating.
The midrange XC60 T6 AWD offers a blend of performance and value. Output for its 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine is 300 horsepower and 325 foot-pounds of torque. It has an average fuel rating of 24-mpg on the highway.
At the top of the XC60 lineup is the T6 AWD R-Design. This model features a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder that delivers 325 horsepower, 354 foot-pounds of torque and averages 24 mpg on the highway.
The R-Design also features a bolder appearance. Standard features include the aforementioned 20-inch Ixion II alloy wheels, color-matched lower body moldings and a metallic-themed interior. It also maintains typical R-design attributes like silk metal finish on outside mirror housings, trim moldings, skid plates, twin chrome tailpipes and the R-Design logo embossed in the front seat backrests and displayed on the grille.•••To learn more about the Volvo XC60, which has a starting MSRP of $35,750, visit www.volvocars.com/us .