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2022 Volvo XC60 Preview- Release Date, Interior, Price, Colors, Features, Specs And Rivals

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U. Arora

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April 07, 2021 at 08:39 AM

The 2022 Volvo XC60 will be a carryover model from 2021 with only minor updates in the infotainment system and connectivity options. With a comfortable and luxurious interior, it will be launched in late 2021 for a starting price of $44,000. Under the hood, all three T6, T5, and T8 powertrain derived from the 2.0L Turbo I-4 will stay intact. The release of the 2022 XC60 Recharge will follow the standard one in early 2022. A redesigned model will be part of the next generation to be launched in 2023.

2022 Volvo XC60 Latest Updates


The 2022 Volvo XC60 is expected to arrive late in 2021 and offers a slew of additional electronics as well as convenience features. It is one of the most exquisite-looking SUVs in the segment and thus Volvo might not bring in a lot of changes in terms of its exterior design. The 2022 XC60 might get a bit of a price bump as well if Volvo chooses to offer more features. But the price difference shall not be significant as the SUV is expected to be launched within the current generation models.


Know more about the 2022 Volvo XC60


Volvo has always been one of the most versatile brands in terms of the engine options they offer. The 2022 XC60 will continue to offer the same T5, T6, and T8 powertrains based on the 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine. While the T5 is the standard option, the T6 adds twin-charging to the mix. The T8 is the Polestar Engineered plug-in hybrid model that add a 48V hybrid unit to the powertrain mix.

2022 Volvo XC60

Model Specs

Price Range (Expected)

$44,000- $56,000

Release Date

Late 2021

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged inline-4 / 2.0L twin-charged inline-4

Transmission

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

Drivetrain

FWD / AWD

Changes

  • The infotainment interface is expected to see a major overhaul.
  •  Adaptive headlights, a hands-free liftgate, and rear USB-C ports added as standard

For those who want the pure hybrid, the 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge will follow in early 2022 after the standard 2022 XC60. Despite remaining the same self from 2021, the new 2022 XC60 is rumored to get a new redesigned grille, however, there is no further news on it yet. 


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What Engine may be on offer in the 2022 Volvo XC60?

The 2022 Volvo XC60 is expected to offer an update when it comes to the hybrid powertrain. However, for now, most information about it is high speculative as the carmaker has revealed little to no information about the newer model. The current model offers a choice of three engine options but all are four-cylinder motors. Volvo calls the three powertrains T5, T6, and T8, which all come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Even with the 2022 model, the front-wheel-drive option will be offered as standard.

The base T5 engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor that makes 250 horsepower while the T6 is the same engine that has a supercharger added to it. It is capable of producing 316 horsepower and the more powerful of the bunch is the T8 hybrid-motor capable of churning out 415 horsepower. The 2022 model year will offer the same engine options with an updated electric motor.

Model

2022 Volvo XC60 

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2021 Porsche Macan 

2021 BMW X3

MSRP 

$42,000

$42,500

$50,900

$43,950

Engine 

2.0L turbocharged inline four-cylinder

2.0L turbocharged inline four-cylinder

2.0L turbocharged inline four-cylinder

2.0L twin-turbo inline four-cylinder

Transmission 

8-speed shiftable automatic 

9-speed shiftable automatic 

7-speed PDK 

8-speed ZF automatic 

Power 

250 hp @ 5,500 rpm

255 hp @ 5,800 rpm

248 hp @ 5,000 rpm

248 hp @ 5,200 rpm

Torque 

258 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm

0-60 mph

6.4 secs

5.8 secs

N/A

6.2 secs

Quarter-Mile

14.9 secs

14.6 secs

N/A

15.1 secs

Top Speed

180 mph

N/A 

N/A 

N/A

As can be seen, the Volvo XC60 is at par in terms of power and torque figures with its rivals. What remains to be seen is how powerful the electric motors will be in order to make a difference in the performance. Also, as Volvo lacks a bit behind its main rivals in terms of torque, we can expect the 2022 model to offer even more torque. 

What about the mpg figures of the 2022 Volvo XC60?

The Volvo XC60 is not only known for its distinctive looks, but also its efficiency. What makes it a no-brainer is the fact that the XC60 currently offers the best in class combined fuel efficiency of 26 mpg. Volvo has tuned the engine quite well as it does not seem that it compromises on performance as well as fuel efficiency. The 2022 model is expected to offer a slightly better fuel economy than its competitors and predecessors.

The fuel tank capacity is constant at 18.8 gallons, so you get an overall mileage count of 488.8 miles on full capacity. This is more than enough for any average Joe, however, we hope the 2022 model might offer a slightly bigger fuel tank.

Model

2022 Volvo XC60 

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2021 Porsche Macan 

2021 BMW X3

MPG (City) 

23

22

19

24

MPG (Highway) 

30

29

23

29

MPG (Combined) 

26

24

21

26

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

18.8

17.4

19.8

17.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

432.4/564/488.8

383/505/417.6

376.2/455.4/415.8

413/499/447.2

The Volvo XC60 not only offers the best in class fuel efficiency but also one of the largest fuel tank capacity. This means that you have to stop less at the gas stations. However, the BMW X3 xDrive 30i still manages to offer better fuel efficiency in the city, compared to all its rivals. Thus, we can expect Volvo to focus on the fuel efficiency of the XC60, even more, this time.

What about the interiors and cargo space in the 2022 Volvo XC60?

Along with an exuberant and upmarket interior, the upcoming Volvo XC60 is expected to offer a slew of convenience features on the inside. The cabin is quite comfortable and offers enough space for passengers to in both rows.

Volvo has added quite a bit of Scandinavian flavor to the inside as well and great attention to detail has been paid while designing the cabin. The 2022 Volvo XC60 is expected to offer minor changes on the inside with infotainment being the focus.

Model

2022 Volvo XC60 

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2021 Porsche Macan 

2021 BMW X3

Seating Capacity 

5

5

5

5

Front (Headroom/ Shoulder Room/ Legroom; inches)

38.0/58.2/41.5

37.8/57.3/40.8

N/A

41.4/57.6/40.3

Rear (Headroom/ Shoulder Room/ Legroom; inches)

38.0/56.3/38.0

38.5/56.5/37.3

N/A

39.1/56.0/36.4

Cargo Volume (cu-ft.)

29.7

19.4

17.6

28.7

The SUV offers decent cargo storage capacity which puts it right in the middle of the segment in terms of the cargo area. You also have an option to fold down the rear seats which can liberate space that is enough for 20 suitcases. The interior storage space is limited but the cabin quality is among the best in its class.

How is the 2022 Volvo XC60’s infotainment unit?

This is the department where the XC60 needs the most improvement. The current model offers a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and comes with an interface called s Sensus Connect. . You also get features such as built-in navigation with traffic and weather updates. Where this infotainment lacks is in terms of responsiveness and with the 2022 model, we expect Volvo to fix this issue.

Some of the highlight features of the infotainment unit would be:

  • The wireless smartphone charging pad 
  • 4 USB charging ports 
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Wifi hotspot
  • Updated interface with OTA updates
  • An optional larger touchscreen display

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How’s the Exterior styling of the 2022 Volvo XC60?

The Volvo XC60 has been quite a distinctive car in terms of design and styling. It offers quite a contemporary design philosophy which adds a touch of its upmarket appeal on the outside as well.  The 2022 model is expected to offer a more angular design with sharper lines and a sleeker profile.

The Volvo XC60 is neither the longest nor the widest car in its class. But it is not far behind its rivals in terms of road presence. What it does offer is the best in class ground clearance as well as wheelbase.

Model

2022 Volvo XC60 

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2021 Porsche Macan 

2021 BMW X3

Curb weight (lbs)

4,105

3,889

4,099

4,034

Length (inches)

184.6

183.3

184.9

185.5

Width (inches)

74.9

74.8

76.2

74.4

Height (inches)

65.3

64.7

63.9

66.0

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.5

5.0

6.0

8.0

Wheelbase (inches)

112.8

113.1

110.5

112.1

The 2022 model of the SUV is going to offer even better looks but it remains to be seen how far Volvo will go from its current design philosophy.

What about the safety offered in the 2022 Volvo XC60?

Volvo as a brand has always marketed the level of safety its cars provide. Thus, even today Volvo cars are considered to be one of the safest in the industry. The 2021 Volvo XC60 received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and also received the Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).

It offers a host of driver-assistance features that might see the next level of autonomy with the 2022 model year. That being said, the bare minimum features that you can see the new 2022 Volvo XC60 offering are:

  • Forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking 
  • Blind-spot monitoring 
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Pre-collision safety system
  • Driver Attention Warning 
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Assist (RCCA)
  • Lane Change Assist (LCA) 
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) 

2022 Volvo XC60 Launch Date and Should you Buy it?

The Volvo XC60 is one of the most luxurious SUVs you can get today and with the 2022 model year, it is only going to get better. All set to be launched in late 2021, the 2022 Volvo XC60 will probably be the last model of this generation. 

It will continue to enjoy the finest materials on the inside which are borrowed from its more expensive siblings and shall offer best-in-class fuel efficiency as well. All in all, if you are looking for a comfortable, luxurious, and safe SUV, the 2022 Volvo XC60 is worth waiting for.


2022 Volvo XC60 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the release date of the 2022 Volvo XC60?

The 2022 Volvo XC60 is slated for release in late 2021.

What is the price of the new 2022 Volvo XC60?

The 2022 Volvo XC60 is expected to be priced from $44,500 and go all the way up to $ 56,000.

When will the 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge launch?

The 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge will follow the standard Volvo XC60 and launch by early-2022.

Does the 2022 Volvo XC60 get any new engines?

No, the 2022 Volvo XC60 will retain the same old 250 hp T5 and 316 hp T6 powertrains.

Which cars will the 2022 Volvo XC60 compete against?

The 2022 Volvo XC60 will compete against its long-standing competitors that include the likes of BMW X3, Audi Q5, Mercedes Benz GLC-Class, Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-Pace, Land Rover Discovery, Lincoln Corsair, and the Lexus NX.

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