Volvo Cars’ best-selling XC60 is now more intelligent than ever
Volvo Cars is introducing a range of upgrades
to its iconic XC60 mid-size SUV, including the addition of the company’s new
Android-powered infotainment system with Google apps and services built in,
making the Volvo best-seller smarter than ever before.
The intuitive, next generation infotainment
system offers customers unprecedented personalisation and an unparalleled
connectivity, which is further enhanced through the introduction of a brand-new
Digital Services package.
The centrepiece of the Digital Services package
is access to Google apps and services*, which offer hands-free help with Google
Assistant, best-in-class navigation through Google Maps and a broad offer of
native in-car apps via Google Play.
By signing up for a Digital Services package,
customers will gain access to all services and features offered in the package.
All hardware needed to run the services already exists in the car, and all data
required is included in the package**.
Volvo Car Group is the first company to team up
with Google on integrating an infotainment system powered by Android with
Google apps and services built in, and after years of close development between
the two companies, the fully electric XC40 Recharge became the first Volvo car
to carry the system.
This makes the XC60 the next step in a
continuing rollout of Android-powered infotainment systems in Volvo cars,
further improving the consistently popular SUV.
For more than a decade, the XC60 has been
ever-present in the top tier of one of the most competitive segments on the
market. It has been Volvo Cars’ top seller since 2009, and up until 2020, it
has reached over 1.68 million*** units sold worldwide.
In 2020 alone, the XC60 reached almost 200,000
units sold and accounted for nearly 29 per cent of Volvo Cars’ total sales. In
terms of market share, it was the most popular car in the European mid-size
premium SUV segment and took its place in the top five in the same segment
With a World Car of the Year title in 2018 as
one of its most prominent achievements, the XC60 has been lauded with global
awards over the last decade, in categories ranging from design to safety.
In terms of safety upgrades, the XC60 now comes
equipped with Volvo Cars’ latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensor
platform, a modern, scalable active safety system that consists of an array of
radars, cameras and ultrasonic sensors.
This platform enables the development and
deployment of active safety systems in the XC60, such as the detection of other
road users, automatic braking and collision avoidance. It also allows for
gentle driver support from standstill up to highway speeds, through the Pilot
While major changes take place deep inside the
XC60, the company’s designers have also made a number of subtle refinements to
the exterior design, including a new grille, new front bumpers, and new
exterior colour and wheel options.
New interior materials, including luxurious
leather-free options as well as the availability of the City Weave textile
upholstery, offer further possibilities for personalisation.
The model year 2022 of the XC60 will go in
production end of May.