Buy now, take delivery in the autumn.

Ordering is now open for the new Volvo XC60, which will cost from £37,205 for a 190 horsepower 2.0-litre turbodiesel D4 AWD Momentum auto. UK deliveries will begin in Q3 2017, says the firm; the launch range comprises two diesel engines and a petrol, with a green T8 Twin Engine petrol-electric plug-in version following later.

Even the basic XC60 could be every SUV you’ll ever need. The standard Momentum trim is loaded with equipment: leather seats, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, electric tailgate and 18-inch alloys. Importantly, the Volvo Sensus infotainment system is standard – this brings the iPad-style 9-inch portrait touchscreen which includes standard sat nav.

If that isn’t enough, the Volvo is also jam-packed with safety equipment. City Safety comes on every XC60: the autonomous emergency braking system will do its best to avoid a collision with a pedestrian, cyclist or even a large animal: if it can’t, the accident will be mitigated. For the first time on any car, it includes Steer Assist: the system will provide extra assistance away from the direction of the impact.

The only things it doesn’t have as standard are the semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system, which can take over the driving at up to 80mph, and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration – ludicrously, this remains a cost-option. Want a sportier look? Take the R-Design, which has 19-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension, sports seats and loads of silver matt and high-gloss exterior trim: it costs £2,500 more than Momentum. Lavish Inscription sits at the top of the range – for £4,000 more than the base car, it adds Nappa leather, posh chrome exterior detailing, fancier 19-inch alloys and ventilated front seats.

That’s too simple for Volvo, though. On top of every trim line, you can have a ‘Pro’ version, adding extra model-specific trim. Here’s what each includes:

  • Momentum Pro (+ £1,800): Electric front seats, heated steering wheel and windscreen, active headlights, Volvo On Call smartphone app
  • R-Design Pro (+ £4,000): All the above plus 21-inch alloys and air suspension
  • Inscription Pro (+ £3,700): All the above but with 20-inch alloys and massage front seats

The launch engine range is all four-cylinder units; the D4 averages 55.4mpg and emits 133g/km, while the 235hp D5 PowerPulse averages 51.4mpg and emits 144g/km. The T5 produces a sprightly 254hp, still averages 39.2mpg, and emits 164g/km. We don’t yet know how economical the T8 Twin Engine will be, but expect ultra-low CO2, which will stand it in good stead for generous government Plug-in Car Grant rebates.

More Volvo news:

New XC60 prices

HP

Nm

Combined
fuel economy (mpg)

CO2 (g/km)

BIK 2017-18 (%)

On-the-road price

D4 AWD Momentum

190

400

55.4

133

28

£37,205

D4 AWD Momentum Pro

190

400

55.4

133

28

£39,005

D4 AWD R-Design

190

400

54.3

136

29

£39,705

D4 AWD R-Design Pro

190

400

54.3

136

29

£43,705

D4 AWD Inscription

190

400

54.3

136

29

£41,205

D4 AWD Inscription Pro

190

400

54.3

136

29

£44,905

D5 PowerPulse AWD R-Design

235

480

51.4

144

30

£43,205

D5 PowerPulse AWD R-Design Pro

235

480

51.4

144

30

£47,205

D5 PowerPulse AWD Inscription

235

480

51.4

144

30

£44,705

D5 PowerPulse AWD Inscription Pro

235

480

51.4

144

30

£48,405

T5 AWD Momentum

254

350

39.2

164

31

£37,900

T5 AWD Momentum Pro

254

350

39.2

164

31

£39,700

T5 AWD R-Design

254

350

38.7

167

32

£40,400

T5 AWD R-Design Pro

254

350

38.7

167

32

£44,400

T5 AWD Inscription

254

350

38.7

167

32

£41,900

T5 AWD Inscription Pro

254

350

38.7

167

32

£45,600

 Source: Volvo

2018 Volvo XC60