The latest reports suggest that the XC60 successor will probably arrive in 2024, for the 2025 model year. The new generation will be offered both internal-combustion engines and an all-electric powertrain. This also indicates that the 2024 Volvo XC60 will represent the final production year of the current generation, which has been around since 2017. Despite its age, the current model is still a highly relevant player on the market, especially after the recent upgrade, which brought more power and a better range for the PHEV version.
Therefore, you may count on familiar design characteristics and features, as more notable changes won’t occur. The next year’s XC60 will continue to deliver a comfortable ride and one of the nicest cabins in the class. We also like the powertrain lineup, which includes a couple of pretty capable options. The list of standard and available equipment is pretty long, whether it’s about safety or tech features.
As there are no significant updates to come, we presume that the 2024 Volvo XC60 will arrive sometime in the last quarter of 2023.
2024 Volvo XC60 Design
As we already mentioned, the current generation of this compact crossover has been around since 2017 and we haven’t seen too many changes since then. The overall design is still the same and this refers to the styling as well. It follows the brand’s typical design language, which combines smooth lines with lots of conventional design solutions, providing a classic look that will certainly age with grace.
The 2024 Volvo XC60 will remain stylish and it will also keep the same driving manners. This SUV offers a bit of athleticism but it is mostly about comfort. It is a great cruiser and the perfect companion for long journeys. If you want that bit of athleticism, you will have to go for an AWD model, considering that base versions feature front-wheel drive.
This will certainly remain one of the strongest points. There is really nothing bad to say about this cabin design, which combines elegant aesthetics will excellent build quality. Everything looks so mature and so stylish, while the materials are mostly high-end quality. We like that there is a lot of attention to detail, and the color schemes are also very nice.
The XC60 offers a couple of pretty spacious rows of seats, which accommodate up to five passengers. The front seats are massive and supportive, some of the best in this class. The rear seats are also well-designed and accommodate adults with ease.
When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 22.4 cubic feet of room behind the back row and 63.3 of the overall cargo volume, which is a really good number for a compact luxury crossover.
Naturally, novelties are always possible in this aspect but we have no doubt that most things are about to remain the same. Therefore, base models should come with goodies like a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, a 9-inch touch screen, a 10-speaker stereo, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, Bluetooth, Google-based navigation, remote keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control and a panoramic moonroof. Among available upgrades, expect to find goodies like quad-zone climate control, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system etc.
The same thing is with safety features. We expect to see base models with goodies like a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, rain-sensing windshield wipers etc. Also, count on options like surround-view parking camera, adaptive cruise control, head-up display etc.
2024 Volvo XC60 Engines
Things under the hood will remain the same. The 2024 Volvo XC60 will come standard with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which comes with a 48V mild-hybrid system and offers 247 horsepower. That’s plenty enough for decent performance, while you may also count on pretty good fuel economy that goes around 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
The same engine is also available in a version that features both a turbo and a supercharger. That model puts out 295 horsepower and offers notably better performance. However, it is also notably thirstier and returns around 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Finally, there is the PHEV version, which has been updated recently. It now features 455 horsepower and comes with a bigger battery, which provides around 35 miles of the all-electric range. The average fuel economy goes around 28 mpg combined.
2024 Volvo XC60 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Volvo XC60 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 45.000 dollars. The competition in the segment is extremely tough. Some of the key rivals are models like Audi Q5, Acura RDX, BMW X3 etc.