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2013 Volvo XC60 'more elegant'

2013-02-21 08:38

BEST-SELLING XC60 NOW EVEN MORE APPEALING: Volvo's best-selling XC60 has been given a more urban twist with a model revamp for 2013.

Volvo's popular XC60 has been given a more urban twist in the avalanche of 2013 redesigns.

Volvo's exterior chief designer Fedde Talsma said: "We've taken away any black trim so the car is now all one body colour. The new headlights look very focused and determined and the horizontal lines on the grille with its chrome bars emphasise the car's width."

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The XC60 benefits from a revised interior which includes wood inlays, new trim and metal frames around the air vents and  controls.

Cornering traction control will be fitted as standard. This torque vectoring system helps the driver avoid understeer by applying the right amount of braking to the inner wheels while powering the outer wheels when accelerating out of a corner.

With all-wheel drive, the XC60 becomes an extremely capable vehicle on any road, in any kind of weather. Hill Descent Control boosts this capability by automatically controlling the car's speed when driving down a steep slope.

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