Volvo is more than a little late to the compact crossover segment: sales of SUVs crashed in 2008 when gas prices rose to record highs. Despite the timing, Volvo is forging ahead with the production of its handsome new XC60, and they announced pricing yesterday.
The XC60 will sticker for $38,025 with destination charges included, making the XC60 $200 more than the larger XC90. The 2010 Volvo XC60 comes equipped with all-wheel drive and a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine making 281-horspower. Standard equipment includes leather seating with power adjustments, SIRIUS satellite radio with a six-month subscription, hands-free Bluetooth, HD radio technology, and USB and auxiliary audio input jacks. As a special introductory offer, Volvo will offer a panoramic moonroof at no extra charge.
The new crossover is the first vehicle to utilize Volvo’s City Safety system, which comes standard on the XC60. City Safety is a collision mitigation system that works to prevent accidents at speeds of 19 mph or less.
Several option packages are available. The $1000 Climate Package equips the XC60 with heated front and rear seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, Rain-sensing windshield wipers, and headlamp washers. For $2700, the Technology Package adds Dynaudio Premium Sound System with Dolby Pro-Logic II Surround Sound, a navigation system with real-time traffic updates, and a rear view camera. A collision warning system, land departure warning system, and adaptive cruise control are available with the $1695 Collision Avoidance Package.
Stand-alone options include two-stage child booster seats, xenon headlights, a blind spot information system, and keyless drive.
Volvo says the all-new XC60 will be available at dealers in March.