2010 Volvo XC60
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2010 Volvo XC60

Toronto, Ontario – Volvo’s new mid-sized crossover, the XC60, is all new for 2010, but borrows some components from the S80, XC70 and V70. It is 20 cm shorter than the XC70 and slightly lower than the XC90.

In Canada, there will be one powertrain choice: a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline transversely-mounted six-cylinder engine producing 281 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque that runs on Regular gas – a variant of the 3.2-litre engine currently available in the Volvo S80, V70, XC70 and XC90. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic “Geartronic” transmission – a manual transmission is not offered. All-wheel drive with Volvo’s Instant Traction system is also standard equipment.

The XC60 features many safety features, including new City Safety, a collision prevention system that automatically stops the car at low speeds to avoid a collision.

The 2010 XC60 T6 arrives here in March with a starting price in the high $40s to low $50s.

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