Volvo XC60 – Car of the Year 2018
The day has finally come! The Volvo XC60 is Cocoon’s Car of the Year 2018. We’ve delivered over 100 Volvo XC60’s this year, its been popular on Short Term Car Lease, Flexi-Rent, Long Term Car Hire, Car Subscription and Contract Hire Offers.
Since the Volvo XC60’s facelift, which mirrors its bigger brother the XC90 in terms of technology and looks, the Volvo really is a contender against the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes. More and more of our customers have opted for this car than these other rivals.
This new generation Volvo XC60 came out in 2017, the Mk 1 was popular on short term, but this newer shape car has over taken numbers.
For a medium sized SUV, this car offers comfort and luxury, the engine choice includes both Diesel and Petrol’s with both being offered on Short Term Car Leases this year.
The Volvo XC60 comes in many derivatives, the favourite being the R Design Pro. This model features a fantastic specification which can be found by clicking the highlighted link. It includes features such as the heated windscreen, head up display and some beautiful 21″ alloy wheels.
Volvo XC60 Engines and Performance
Performance on the Volvo XC60 is exceptional, all of the engines are based on four-cylinder engines. Volvo do offer a Hybrid version, however, we have found this extremely difficult to get hold of for our customers, but worth the wait if you do opt for this vehicle.
The D4 (D for Diesel) is the most popular engine choice and has 187 bhp and a 0-62mph of 9 seconds, doesn’t sound too quick but the Volvo carries some weight.
The T5 (T for Petrol Turbo) is our favourite, although not so good on the wallet. If you push the car it is thirsty yet not too bad on a long run.
Volvo XC60 Interior and Tech
We love the tech and the very Tesla-esque 9″ touchscreen feels like you’ve got an iPad at your finger tips. The touchscreen in the Volvo XC60 gives you access to the Entertainment System, the Sensus Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth Phone Controls and Car Functions.
It does not come with Apple CarPlay as standard, which is a shame but the onboard system is good enough for directions and changing radio stations.
The sound quality from the entertainment system in the Volvo XC60 is fantastic which includes 10 speakers, you can really blow those eardrums.
Seats are comfortable and depending on the derivative are all comfortable, with the R-Design having more of a sporty look and feel.
There is plenty of boot space and adults can sit nicely on the rear seats. Head space is great for those of all sizes.
Safety is the key part of Volvo’s tech, lots of features on this car including autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist and event traffic sign recognition.
What does the Cocoon Team think of the Volvo XC60
Rebecca Adams – Sales Director
“I’m a fan of all SUV’s at the moment, I love sitting on top of the traffic so I can see the road ahead. The Volvo is comfortable to drive and nippy when needed. It gives plenty of space in the boot for… ahem… shopping and the sound system is good enough for Britney”
Rhys Adams – Director
“I loved the old Volvo XC60, although I didn’t admit it, and I love this one too! Tech wise its great, bit of a disappointment with the Apple CarPlay but its something you can live with. Long runs in the Volvo XC60 is a breeze and you get out of the car feeling fresh.”
Katie Higginbottom – Office Manager
“The Volvo XC60 has been really popular with our customers and I’ve done lots of replacements on short term car leasing. Customers have told me how comfortable they are and also how good they are on fuel. Some customers have swapped back to the Volvo XC60 after having a short period of time in the BMW X3’s.”
Sue Kerry – Office Administrator
“The Volvo XC60 is my dream car, I’d love one for towing my caravan. The looks of the car are really modern and one day Rhys & Rebecca might let me drive one.”
Volvo Short Term Offers
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Get in touch about the Volvo XC60
If you’d like to lease or hire a Volvo XC60, please give the team a call on 01332 290173 or complete the form below: