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2012 Volvo XC60 R-Design

Will Pumping Up With Polestar Make People Notice? There are injustices in the auto industry just like in life. Sometimes the right person gets passed over for a job, the best player doesn't get to start or the wrong verdict is reached by a jury. And sometimes a good vehicle just doesn't get bought. That's what is happening with the Volvo XC60, which ended last year at the bottom of the sales list compared to luxury crossover competitors from Lexus, Cadillac, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Lincoln and Acura. While it's certainly true that luxury segments are packed with qualified... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 3.0L I6
Power:
325 HP / 354 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$52,675 (as tested)
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    Official: Volvo updates Inscription packages for 2015 XC60, S80
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    Volvo is improving the luxury offered by the XC60 and S80 with upgrades to both models' Inscription packages for 2015. It is also making all of its models (other than the soon-to-be-replaced XC90) available with its new Drive-E engine family and Sensus infotainment system. The Inscription package was previously available on both the XC60 and S80, but new ...

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    Official: Volvo V70 and XC70 and Ocean Race special editions wash ashore ahead of Geneva
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    Volvo will unveil the third in its series of new concepts to the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but it will also bring a flotilla of special editions to the Swiss show. The V70 and XC70 are getting limited-edition models called simply Edition, and the V40, V40 Cross Country, V60 and XC60 will have Volvo Ocean Race Editions. The Edition models outfit the cars ...

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    Video: Jeremy Lin's new Volvo has him working out with the XC60
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    Jeremy Lin rose to prominence as a point guard for the New York Knicks in February of 2012 when he came out of nowhere to lead the team to a string of victories. Volvo was quick to notice and signed him as the company's US spokesperson that March. Since then, he has starred in several Volvo advertisements, and his latest ad shows just how he uses his ...

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    Official: Volvo prices revamped 2014 lineup
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    Volvo has made quite a few changes to its US lineup for the 2014 model year. The C30 hatchback and C70 convertible are gone; the S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 have all been reschnozzed; and in a few months, Volvo will bring its V60 wagon across the pond for Stateside consumption. Only the range-topping XC90 carries on unchanged, though a brand new version is ...

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    Report: Volvo XC40 delayed because it's too big for its own good?
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    Official: Volvo makes the XC60 disappear into art
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    For the last few years, Volvo has set up an art display in the Zurich, Switzerland central train station called the Volvo Art Session, allowing select artists – both established and up-and-coming – to create temporary exhibits with one of Volvo's products acting as the centerpiece. This year, six artists from across Europe converged in Zurich ...

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    Official: Volvo rolls out new R-Design versions of S60, XC60 and new V60
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    Geneva: Volvo brings a whole new 2014 showroom for Geneva's approval
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    Sometimes it takes smaller automakers a bit longer than the industry average to rotate and freshen their product lineups. Volvo has taken a big swing for the 2014 model year in that regard, and has brought along a full product portfolio of new cars. In the main, this means that the Swedish brand has fast-tracked facelifts for its already-attractive ...

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    Report: Volvo to shake off Ford ties with new platforms, engines
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    It would seem Volvo is finally getting around to throwing all of Ford's things out of the apartment. Automotive News reports the Swedish automaker is preparing to unleash a range of new engines as well as a fresh platform designed entirely in house. The powerplants include an all-new four-cylinder engine set to bow before the end of this year before ...

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    Official: Volvo releases extensive model updates for 2014
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    The 2014 model year is going to see big changes for the Volvo lineup. The biggest news is that the "60 cluster" models (the S60, V60 and XC60) are receiving some substantial updates despite not being all that old, and Volvo is also refreshing the S80, V70 and XC70 models. Of course, the 2014 model year also marks the departure of the C30 and C70 from its ...

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    Spy Shots: Volvo S60, XC60 caught testing with freshened faces
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    Neither the Volvo S60 nor the Volvo XC60 are that old, but the Swedish automaker is wasting no time ensuring that two of its most popular products don't get stagnant on the market, a fate that has befallen some of the other products it offers. Even though these two models helped usher in a new styling direction for Volvo not too long ago, the modest ...

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    Report: 2014 Volvo XC60 scooped before launch
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    A Chinese automotive site has snagged the first spy shots of the updated Volvo XC60, completely uncovered. While the overall profile of the vehicle remains intact, the headlights are heavily revised. Gone are the two-piece units, which featured the separate light strip between the main cluster and the grille. In place now are larger lenses, somewhat ...

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    Report: Volvo latest Euro carmaker to cut production, workers
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    Amidst economic turmoil, the less-than-stellar news continues to develop in Europe. In the context of automobile industry, Belgium appears to be the latest region to feel the effects of the crisis, as Volvo has announced it will reduce production in its Ghent facility in 2013. The Volvo assembly plant currently produces the S60, XC60, C30 and V40 models. ...

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    Video: Jeremy Lin takes 'unexpected' turn in new Volvo ad
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    While there is nothing uncommon about athletes and celebrities showing up in car commercials, it is somewhat surprising when the endorser actually matches up with the product he or she is endorsing. Houston Rockets' point guard Jeremy Lin and the Volvo XC60 can both be labeled smart, underrated and overlooked, which makes them a great pair for Volvo's ...

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    Will Pumping Up With Polestar Make People Notice? There are injustices in the auto industry just like in life. Sometimes the right person gets passed over for a job, the best player doesn't get to start or the wrong verdict is reached by a jury. And sometimes a good vehicle just doesn't get bought. That's what is happening with the Volvo XC60, which ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #289
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    Recalls: Volvo recalls 2012 S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 models over wiring harness
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    Volvo is recalling its S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 models, all from the 2012-model-year, for an electrical system wiring harness issue. There are 17,000 cars affected by the situation, in which a harness could have been improperly attached to the front seats, resulting in a potential separation when the seat is moved. Such a separation could lead to the ...

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