Volvo’s stylish, modern and well-equipped XC60 SUV entered the second generation for the 2018 model year and after three years on the roads, the next 2021 Volvo XC60 should get a new round of upgrades. Details about the refreshed Volvo XC60 are still scarce but it should appear with the similar upgrades applied on the recently updated XC90 and S90 and V90 models.
The next XC60 should come with a lightly refreshed exterior styling. New color options and wheel patterns should also be at disposal. Reports hint also some suspension and braking system upgrades while the powertrain range should return unchanged.
The cabin of the next XC60 should also receive light upgrades. There should be upgraded infotainment and sound system and revised equipment availability.
2021 Volvo XC60: Design
The latest reports indicate that refreshed 2021 Volvo XC60 will come with a lightly updated exterior styling. The changes in the models’ appearance should correspond to those on the recently refreshed XC90 SUV, S90 sedan and V90 wagon.
The 2021 XC60 should hit the market with the updated design of the lower facias. Reports indicate also that reworked fog lights should be part of the mid-cycle refresh.
The profile of the model will continue in the same form while there should also be some changes on the model’s rear side. The model could get tweaked taillights and rear bumper.
The new model years should also bring additional body color options and wheel patterns. The model will start with the 18-inch while the largest will be 21-inch units.
Volvo is known for its high-quality and comfort cabins and the XC60 is no exception. The model comes with very comfortable seats and enough space for the people and cargo. There are around 30 cubic feet for the cargo with the rear seats functional and up to 50 cubes with the rear seats folded down.
For the new model year, the 2021 Volvo XC60 should gain an upgraded Bowers & Wilkins sound system and equipment list.
The base version will come with the leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats, a sunroof, keyless ignition, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto support, etc. The XC60 comes also generously equipped with standard active safety systems. There will be standard lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking and roadside recognition.
The upper grades will lift the stake with additional active safety equipment such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, surround-view cameras and parking sensors.
At the comfort level, available will be premium leather upholstery, heated, ventilated and massaging seats, four-zone automatic climate control, etc. The model will also get attention with the wood and chrome inserts.
2021 Volvo XC60: Powertrains, Mileage
The 2021 Volvo XC60 should enter the new model year with the revised suspension and braking system while the same powertrain range should be available.
The updated XC60 should return with the T5, T6 and T8 powertrains. The base T5 comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 8-speed automatic transmission which is standard across the range. The T5 version delivers 250 hp and torque of 258 lb-ft.
The XC60 T6 uses a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 316 hp and 295 lb-ft.
The plug-in hybrid T8 version received an increased EV range for the 2020 model year and it should enter the new model year in the same form. This version combines the supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the T6 model with an electric motor and battery pack. The net output is 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. There will also be a high-output version delivering 415 hp and torque of 494 lb-ft.
At the efficiency level, the T5 should return up to 29 mpg highway. The T6 version should score up to 27 mpg highway and 23 combined. The plug-in hybrid will allow up to 19 miles of all-electric range or 27 mpg combined.
2021 Volvo XC60: Release, Price
The refreshed 2021 Volvo XC60 will appear later this year. The price range should stay close to the current despite upgrades. The base version should cost just above $40, 000. The plug-in hybrid version should be prized from about $54, 000. More precise details will be known closer to the launch date.