The new much more efficient Volvo XC60 is much improved on the previous D5 diesel engine that drank too much fuel. The new engine offers a significant hike in performance but pumps out 8% less carbon dioxide than the old engine. The power is up from 182bhp to 202 bhp and the co2 emissions are down from 199g/km to 183g/km. Fuel economy is also attractive up from 37.7mpg to 40.9mpg and because the emissions have dropped so have the company tax bands from 30% to 27%.
The Volvo XC60 trim levels run from S to SE Lux with the SE models making up the numbers in-between. Standard equipment includes 17" alloy wheels, powered heated mirrors, electronic climate control, split folding seats and the Performance audio system. There’s also an impressive range of hi-tec options including adaptive headlights, park assist, adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning system, the Blind Spot Information System and hill descent control. The Volvo XC60 is one of the safest cars you can buy full stop. The interior displays a high level of in-built versatility and with the D5 diesel engine installed; it’s also a polished proposition on the road. The Volvo XC60 is on sale now and prices start at £26,995.