New Volvo XC60 goes on tour across the UK this summer

Volvo Car UK announces preliminary prices1 for the new XC60, the safest and most stunning Volvo ever.  This new crossover vehicle combines XC capability with sports coupe styling and will start at £24,750 for the 2.4D S.

The Volvo XC60 will arrive in dealer showrooms and be available for customer test drives this October, with first customer deliveries arriving in November.  For those wanting an early preview, the car will be on display at several shows and events across the UK this summer.

The Volvo XC60 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March and has already won a UK technology award for its innovative City Safety system, an autobrake collision avoidance system which is a standard feature on this new car. Popularity for the XC60 is building with more than 250 confirmed orders placed so far.

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Volvo XC60 pricing and specification

Starting at £24,7501 On The Road, the Volvo XC60 will be available in three trim levels: S, SE and SE Lux and will have the choice of three engines: the turbocharged T6 producing 285PS, and two variants of the D5 turbodiesel generating 185 and 163 horsepower, respectively.

The S model offers a high level of specification with exterior features such as 17" Segin alloy wheels, front fog lights, roof rails and rear spoiler, as well as the advanced safety systems you'd expect from a Volvo including City Safety and RSC (Roll Stability Control). Interior details include electronic climate control, information centre, cruise control, leather steering wheel with remote audio controls, aluminium trim and performance sound audio system with aux input and CD player.

The SE trim level adds Hill Descent Control, power driver's seat with memory and autofolding power door mirrors with ground lights, Eriksberg T-Tec/Textile upholstery, autodimming rear view mirror with compass and chrome window trim.

The SE Lux enhances the SE specification with luxury features such as chronographic instrument dials, leather upholstery and Nordic Light Oak natural wood trim, while both front seats will be powered and heated. Further enhancements include luxury floor mats and chrome detailing, 18" Merac alloy wheels, active bending headlamps, power tailgate and rear park assist.

Volvo XC60 Prices (OTR)
2.4D AWD (163 PS) £24,750
D5 AWD (185 PS) £25,750
2.4D AWD (163 PS) £26,250
D5 AWD (185 PS) £27,250
T6 AWD (285 PS) Geartronic £31,995
SE Lux
2.4D AWD (163 PS) £28,750
D5 AWD (185 PS) £29,750
T6 AWD (285 PS) Geartronic £34,495

Volvo XC60 on tour

The new Volvo XC60 makes its first UK public show appearance in Canada Square Park at the 2008 Canary Wharf MotorExpo. Taking place in the heart of London's business district from 9 to 15 June, the XC60 will be joined by a selection of desirable Volvo models including last year's star car, the C30 SportsCoupe, the elegant C70 coupe convertible and the versatile 7-seat XC90.

Celebrating the very best of Scandinavia, the stylish new XC60 will be served up alongside fresh, modern Swedish cuisine at three Taste festivals this summer.  These are taking place in London on 19-22 June, Bath from 3-6 July and Birmingham between 10-13 July.  As well as a number of regional activities, the Volvo XC60 will also be on display at the Round the Island sailing race on the Isle of Wight between 27-29 June and at the CLA Game Fair in Blenheim from 25-27 July.