About Volvo SUVs and 4WDs

Volvo is a multinational vehicle manufacturer based in Gottenburg, Sweden. The company rolled out its first car in 1927 and expanded its production to buses, trucks and aircraft engines in the lead-up to World War Two. Volvo only began establishing itself outside of Sweden during the post-WW2 manufacturing boom, but it has since continued to grow into the industry leader it is today.

Volvo says its vehicles are influenced by the company’s three core values – safety, quality and care.

The Volvo range

Volvo offers two four-wheel drive SUV vehicles – the XC60 and the new XC90. Volvo says these vehicles offer “head-turning style” and great value for money. Customers also have the option to customise these cars to suit their personal needs.

The XC90

The Volvo website doesn’t provide a base drive away price for the XC90, but CarsGuide says prices begin at $89,950 and depend on the engine specs (below) and design choice.

Engine Power Fuel Economy Fuel type
D5 165kW 6.2 L / 100kms Diesel
T6 235 kW 8.5 L/ 100kms Petrol
T8 300kW 2.1 L / 100 kms Petrol

The XC60

The Volvo website says prices for the latest 2016 XC60 model begin at $56,888. It comes with Powered tailgate, safety auto braking, as well as rear and front parking sensors. Like all Volvo models, customers have the ability to modify the car through the company website to adjust engine specs (below) and add or remove features to make the perfect car.

Engine Power Fuel Economy Fuel type
D4 140 kW 6.3 L / 100km Diesel
D5 162kW 6.3 L / 100kms Diesel
T5 180kW 7.0 L / 100 kms Petrol

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Dean Heckscher

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