Ten years ago, Peter Horbury designed the new look Volvo range. Starting with the C70 coupe, then followed with present model XC60 and V60. The model has been successful enough for Volvo not to change the design. Conceived as an all things to all men crossover vehicle, Volvo have given the XC60 a wide range of drivetrains and engines to suit the buyer, including of course the latest Haldex four wheel drive on demand system, much loved in some very capable off road vehicles.
The XC60 is placed squarely in the quality SUV market, with competitors including the Freelander, the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5. Newcomers to this market, the Kia Sportage and Ford Kuga are competitors to the front wheel drive XC60.
The latest Volvo XC60 lends itself superbly to leasing, as a business or private lease deal. It is a great business workhorse if you are a high mileage user, it carries five people with ease or with the rear seats down it is nearly as big as a small van. Its superb build quality and price retention have made it the best selling Volvo for a while now but have equally lead to great value contract hire and leasing deals.
The R-Design standard specification includes cruise control, heated electric mirrors, electric windows, climate control, MP3 ipod connectivity, driver and passenger airbags, ABS, traction control, leather interior with split folding rear seats and Bluetooth connectivity.
The driving position of the XC60 is instantly comfortable, all switchgear is logically placed and clearly marked in a Swedish way. Its reassuringly sure footed whether in 2 or 4 wheel drive, with the perfect suite of safety technology built in, but you would expect that of Volvo. The XC60 was granted a 5* NCAP safety rating at launch, reflecting the attention that Volvo give to safety from the design stage.
Available in a choice of engines to suit most uses, the XC60 is competitively economical in class and engine refinement throughout the range. The XC60 has much to like about it, from the comfortable seats to the superb heating and ventilation system, obviously designed to cope with much worse than we will ever throw at it.
This Volvo special offer from Carlease UK covers the range of the XC60,not just the R-Design. Please contact us for a your lease deal figures for the version of your choice.