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Volvo XC60 2023: Australian price and specs released for refreshed mid-size SUV

 
Zak Adkins
Journalist

Volvo XC60 range follows market trends with price hikes, the entry-level Ultimate Plus now from $72,990 before on-road costs


Much like the larger XC90, the Volvo XC60 mid-size SUV has also seen a line-up refresh for MY23, with the range now consisting of Plus, Bright, Dark and Recharge variants.

Prices now start at $72,990 before on-roads for the Ultimate Plus, and peak at the top-of-the-range Recharge Ultimate T8 plug-in hybrid at $100,990 before on-road costs. The price jumps mean the Recharge is now $3000 more than before.

The Volvo XC60 competes with other mid-size luxury SUVs such as the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Lexus NX

Volvo XC60 2021 rear
The Volvo XC60 competes with the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 in the midsize SUV segment

MY23 Volvo XC60 Specifications

Standard across the range of 2023 Volvo XC60s are the following features:

  • ‘High Performance’ sound system
  • 12.3-inch instrument cluster 
  • Digital Radio
  • Speech function 
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Four zone climate control
  • Powered driver and front passenger seats
  • Four-way power lumbar support 
  • Power folding headrests
  • Moritz leather accented upholstery 
  • LED bending headlights 
Volvo XC60 2021 front
The Volvo XC60 is available in four variants for 2022

Options for the XC60

Several options are available for the XC60, including the following:

  • Headlight pressure washers ($150)
  • Metallic/pearl paintwork ($2050)
  • Head-up display ($2000, for base model only)
  • Bowers and Wilkins sound system ($4300)
  • Harmon Kardon sound system ($1900)
  • Tinted windows ($750)
  • Panoramic power sunroof ($3250)
  • Massaging function for front seats ($1100)
The central touchscreen from the XC60

Safety technology installed on the Volvo XC60

ANCAP gave the Volvo XC60 a five-star safety rating in 2017, but the model has not been tested since. 

As standard, the XC60 is fitted with driver, front-passenger, knee, side and curtain airbags. 

Also standard are adaptive cruise control, front collision mitigation, Volvo’s Pilot assist, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with cross traffic alert, 360-degree camera, parking assistance, hill start assist and hill descent control.

The XC60 is a safe car with many airbags and the latest safety tech

Engine and powertrain options 

The Volvo XC60 is available with three powertrain options.

The first is a 2.0-litre mild hybrid turbocharged four-cylinder petrol that produces 183kW/350Nm, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain is available for the Plus B5 entry-level model as well as the Ultimate B5 Bright variant.

Second is a more powerful version of the same 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder but pushes out greater numbers: 220kW/420Nm.

Three engine tunes are available for the new 2022 Volvo XC60

Finally, the Recharge Ultimate T8 plug-in hybrid gains all-wheel drive as well as a much more potent petrol/electric powertrain that produces combined outputs of 340kW of power and 709Nm of torque

The system for the flagship Recharge features an electric motor on the XC60’s rear axle. This motor produces 107kW/309Nm alone. To compare, this top-spec XC60 has more torque than the 650Nm BMW X3 M Competition and 9Nm more shove than the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 twin-turbo V8 hotrod. 

Volvo XC60 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Ultimate Plus B5 MHEV: $72,990
  • Ultimate B5 Bright: $79,990
  • Ultimate B6 Dark: $85,990
  • Recharge Ultimate T8 PHEV: $100,990