2019 Volvo XC60 R-Design: Review, Specs and Price in UAE

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It is difficult not to get impressed with the style, luxury, efficiency and safety features of the 2019 Volvo XC60. Inside and out, XC60 flaunts top-notch build quality that has been a hallmark of Volvo’s luxury craftsmanship.

Acceleration and handling on the XC60 has to be the envy of most cars in its class. It is satisfyingly powerful and stable at high speeds on a straight road and super agile, light on turns. We can’t stress enough about its impressive fuel economy of over 12 km per liter while driving in the city and 16 while on the highway.

The gearbox deserves some praise also. Its automatic upward and downward shifting of gears strikes a near perfect balance between engine performance, power and fuel economy.

As a luxury crossover SUV; it has it all but car buyers in the UAE have historically preferred the Audi Q5 over the Volvo XC60. It is however, only this year that tables have turned in favor of Volvo XC60.

Volvo’s renaissance in the UAE started back in 2016 with the launch of the new XC90 SUV.  Ever since then, Volvo has been on a roll with increasing popularity and improved sales from a completely renewed lineup of sedans, wagons, crossovers and SUVs.

Specs:

Engine: 2.0 Liter Turbo Charged 4 cylinders
Horsepower: 320 Bhp
Torque: 400 Nm
Drive System: All Wheel Drive
Transmission:  8 Speed – Automatic
Seating Capacity: 5

Exterior:

Volvo has given much importance to exterior design angles of the XC60. R-Design’s exterior styling makes it look sportier with silver exterior mirror caps and a more aggressive front grille and bumper.
Volvo XC60 Grille
Volvo XC60 Front Angle
Volvo XC60 2019 SideVolvo XC60 Rear Angles Volvo XC60 Rear Angle  XC60 R-Design looks bold without looking bulky. It is equipped with full-LED headlights (automatic bending) and distinctively T-shaped daytime running lights.
Fog lights are fit in the front spoiler while rear lights flow into the tailgate and complete the impressive design statement. Wheels are 19 inch Diamond Cut Alloy in Tech black matt color.
Volvo XC60 Rear

Interior:

XC60’s plush interior continues to charm the passengers every time they ride in the car. Volvo is one of the top car makers when it comes to cabin comfort, material quality, design and finish.

It has an aluminum interior trim and unique black sport seats covered in leather and microsuede.

The infotainment system can be a little complicated to use. Its the swiping between screens like an iPad that gets confusing and you end up in a different menu. Infotainment display is however, sharp and crisp with loads of valuable info on trip economy, engine performance and other car vitals.

Sensus navigation system is truly next level. It shows approaching buildings in 3D and displays vital information such as the next speed radar distance on the head up display. Driving in the UAE, this is a huge plus every admits to it.

Volvo’s high performance sound system is loud, crisp and turns the car into a concert venue.2019 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD R-DesignIts cargo capacity is better than Audi Q3, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC; all of this without compromising the passenger rear seating.

Safety Features:

  • Graphic Head up Display
  • Collision-mitigation braking
  • Rear collision mitigation support
  • Lane-keep assist with oncoming lane mitigation
  • Park Assist Pilot + Park Assist Front and Rear
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • 360 Degree Camera
  • Multiple Airbags

2019 Volvo XC60 Price in UAE

  • AED 186,900 for the 2019 Volvo XC60 R Design T6 AWD

Up to 5 years – 0% finance rate inquire now
Unlimited kilometers Warranty  and a complimentary service contract

Review overview

Performance7.1
Driving Pleasure8
Looks and Style8.3
Fuel Economy8.1
Value for Money7.5

The Pros

  • Elegant Design
  • Good Handling
  • Decent Acceleration
  • Comfortable Seating
  • Top Class Safety Features
  • Ample Cargo Space

The Cons

  • Complexed Infotainment System
  • Expensive

Summary

7.8Volvo XC60 screams Comfort & Luxury. It is one of the top contenders in its class of mid-size SUVs. However, it is an expensive pill to swallow