Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60 no longer on the Scheme as of January 1st 2017 Due to Pricing Cap being introduced

Volvo XC60 motability car frontThe XC60 is the only car in its class on the Scheme, the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Range Rover Evoque are all not available, the closest competition is the Nissan X-Trail and the Mitsubishi Outlander, these both have the advantage of having the option to carry seven, the XC60 is a five seat only. The XC60 is handsome by design and surprisingly stylish, it favours curves and subtle creases rather than straight lines and lots of rugged plastic body cladding, everything about the XC60 is high quality and once inside this continues apace, the delightful dash and incredibly comfortable seats and the high seating position and lots of glass makes for a commanding view for driver and passengers alike. The Volvo XC60 offers excellent space, room for five to travel in comfort over distance and the boot is a large 494 litres and that’s just up to the load cover. If you load to the roofline, that’ll increase to 655 litres and if you fold the seats forward, the boot-space further increases to 1,455 litres.

 

Volvo XC60 motability car interior

The XC60, to mobility customers, is available in the sumptuous Lux trim or R-Design Lux Nav, to say it is fully loaded would do it a disservice, it has everything: City Safe, the car will stop itself at up to 18mph if a collision is imminent, rear park assist (reversing sensors), LED day running lights, electronic climate control, cruise control, DAB Radio, Bluetooth and steering wheel remote controls, power operated tailgate, autofolding mirrors with ground lights, 18” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, power driver’s seat, an 7” infotainment screen with built in Sat Nav, active bending xenon lights with a headlamp cleaning system. The R-Design Lux Nav adds a sports touch with black alloy wheels, a stiffer chassis and R-design branding touches.

 

Volvo XC60 motability car rear

The XC60 is a heavy car, partly why if feels so solid to drive, so you need a powerful engine to pull it around, Volvo have three cracking diesels to choose from the 4 cylinder 2.0 litre badged as D4 (front wheel drive only) has 190 brake horse power to call upon and is torquey and smooth to drive, standstill to 62 miles per hour takes only 8.1 seconds and offers a top speed of 130 miles per hour from the 6 speed manual or the 8 speed Geartronic Automatic, economy is amazing from such a powerful engine, the manual can return a claimed 62.8 and the Auto an astonishing 60.1 miles per gallon. The 2.4 litre five cylinder all wheel drive is available as a D4 on the R-Design or D5 on the Se-Lux and is just as impressive, the 190 bhp D4 can hit 62mph in 9.6 seconds while the 220bhp D5 can push the XC60 to 62mph in 8.1 seconds and on to 130mph, the economy is the same for both engines, 54.3 mpg as a six speed manual and 49.6 from the 6 speed Geartronic.

 

Volvo XC60 motability car dashBy all rights this car should not be available to mobility customers, the list price of a D5 automatic is over forty thousand pounds, but it is and if you are in a position to take advantage of its availability, then do so, for £150 more than a Dacia Duster you can have a car that offers astounding value, comfort, safety and technology. You will certainly not want to hand it back at the end of your lease. We would recommend the front wheel drive D4 over the all wheel drive D4 or D5 particularly if you need an Automatic as the 8 speed paired to the D4 is a peach.

 Autumn Best Buy – Volvo XC60 D4 190 SE Lux Nav 6 speed 2WD Manual   –  £1899 Advance Payment  (£879 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£2699  (£1679 wpms) as an 8 Speed Automatic

Autumn Best Buy – Volvo XC60 D4 190 R-Design Lux Nav AWD 6 speed Manual   –  £1799 Advance Payment  (£779 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£2599 Advance Payment  (£1579 wpms) as a 6 speed automatic

Autumn Best Buy – Volvo XC60 D5 220 R Design Nav AWD 6 speed Manual   –  £1799 Advance Payment  (£779 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£2549 Advance Payment  (£1529 wpms) as a 6 speed Automatic

Autumn Best Buy – Volvo XC60 D5 220 SE Lux Nav / R Design Lux Nav AWD 6 speed Manual   –  £1999 Advance Payment  (£979 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£2749 Advance Payment  (£1729 wpms) as a 6 speed Automatic

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