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Volvo XC60

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A compact crossover produced by Volvo beginning in 2008.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Volvo XC60 page on 14 September 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Volvo XC60 is a compact luxury crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by Swedish automaker Volvo Cars since 2008. It is now in its second generation.

The XC60 is part of Volvo's 60 Series of automobiles, along with the S60, S60 Cross Country, V60, and V60 Cross Country. The first generation model introduced a new style for the 60 Series models. Along with the rest of the lineup, the first-generation XC60 was refreshed in 2013. Similarly, the second-generation model, released in 2017, is the first in the series.

The XC60 concept was unveiled at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. It included a glass roof and a newly styled grille. The model introduced Volvo's new styling cues, which were gradually implemented throughout the model range. The XC60 concept also included a new shifting mechanism, electronic bootlid, and 20-inch wheels.

First generation (2009–2017)

The production vehicle was unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Sales began in Europe in the third quarter of 2008 and in North America in early 2009 as a 2010 model. The XC60 has been Volvo's best selling car since 2009.

Manufactured by subsidiary Volvo Car Gent in Ghent, Belgium, the first generation XC60 is based on Volvo's P3 platform and the XC60 shares technology with the Land Rover Freelander of 2007. At the time of development, both Land Rover and Volvo were owned by Ford and development was split between the two subsidiaries. Much of the engineering and tuning of this CUV was done by Volvo in Sweden, although offroad capabilities were done at Land Rover in England.

In April 2010, an R-Design variant of the XC60 became available, featuring a color-matching body kit, stiffer chassis and damping, and other unique exterior/interior trim.

In February 2013, Volvo debuted a refreshed version of the XC60, to be released for the 2014 model year. Exterior updates are primarily cosmetic, with changes to the grille and front driving lights, loss of black cladding along the lower doorsills, and minor changes to the exhaust tips and taillights. Interior updates include new materials and dashboard trims, available paddle shifter on the T6 model, and introduction of a 7" touch-screen display.


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Volvo XC60 T6 2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
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Volvo XC60 T6 2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
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Volvo XC60 T6 2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
February 22, 2008Volvo Steps Into Crossover MarketAnthony Fontanelle
16 January 20142014 Volvo XC60 D5 SE Lux Review Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
18 August 20142014 Volvo XC60 D4 First Drive Impressions Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
26 August 2014Reading To Paris And Back In A Volvo XC60 D4 (On One Tank Of Fuel) Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
6 January 2015Fleet - My First Ever New Car Will Be A Volvo Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
27 July 2010Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2010 Volvo XC60 MPV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 2.6MB - 167 pages
27 January 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 202a: "Head Restraints"
2010 Volvo XC60 MPV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.8MB - 86 pages
publication 10 September 2012DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT
To: Nancy Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Adam Kopstein, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 49KB - 2 pages
report date 10 September 2012NHTSA Recall 12V439000
2013 Volvo S60, 2013 Volvo XC60
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
publication 12 September 2012REVISED - DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT
To: Nancy Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Adam Kopstein, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 79KB - 3 pages
publication 13 September 2012Defective SRS Control Unit-All cars quarantined
To: Adam Kopstein, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 50KB - 2 pages
publication 18 September 2012Technical Journal
Recall 257: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Control Unit Replacement
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 150KB - 1 page
publication 28 September 2012Volvo Recall 257 SRS Control Unit Replacement
To: All U.S. & Canadian Volvo Retailers
From: Adam Kopstein, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 892KB - 8 pages
publication 19 October 20123rd Quarter 2012 Quarterly Reports
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 38KB - 2 pages
publication 17 January 20134th Quarter 2012 Quarterly Reports
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 35KB - 2 pages
publication 22 April 2013Volvo 1st Quarter 2013 Recall Reports
Volvo Cars U.S.
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 32KB - 2 pages
publication 15 July 2013Volvo 2nd Quarter 2013 Recall Reports
Volvo Cars U.S.
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 33KB - 2 pages
publication 24 October 2013Volvo 3rd Quarter 2013 Recall Reports
Volvo Cars U.S.
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 90KB - 2 pages
publication 10 January 2014Volvo 4th Quarter 2013 Recall Reports
Volvo Cars U.S.
NHTSA Recall 12V439000

PDF
- 85KB - 1 pages


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