The anti-thesis of brawny SUVs
Sitting pretty in the parking lot, the Volvo XC60 is the anti-thesis of brawny and oversized SUVs. It is not pretentious, not at all like one of those vehicles that poses as a pseudo all-terrain vehicle.
Rather, the Belgium-made Swedish machine is an eye-catching crossover SUV that quietly tackles whatever the tarmac throws at it.
Ever since its global launch in 2008, the XC60 has caught the attention of the shutterbugs and earned its maker praises for coming up with a bold-looking crossover rather than sticking to its predictable, though functional, design.
In 2014, Volvo decided to press the refresh button and give the XC60 a mid-life makeover. Not that it needed one, but with the German brigade - Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz - continuing to hog market share, Volvo was left with little choice.
Text: Arup Das, Business Standard
Images courtesy: Volvo