11:30 PM | January 24 2022
Showroom 2022: Your guide to this year’s Volvo Cars line-up
Volvo Cars’ award-winning range of SUVs, S60 luxury sports sedan and V60 premium wagon are later this year joined by the fully electric C40 Recharge in 2022. Here’s I Roll’s quick guide to the progressive Swedish brand’s 2022 Australian showroom line-up.
Volvo’s trusted seven-seater luxury SUV delivers first-class family comfort.
Features on all models include four-zone climate control, automatic tailgate operation, adaptive cruise control with pilot assist technology, heated front seats, inductive smartphone charging and large alloy wheels ranging from 20 to 22 inches in size.
Upholstery options include accented leather, accented nappa leather and, for a more sustainable choice, tailored wool blend.
Electrification is at the heart of every drivetrain. B5 and B6 models incorporate mild-hybrid technology to help save fuel, while the flagship Recharge Plug-in Hybrid combines a supercharged/turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor to deliver impressive fuel efficiency as well as robust performance.
Air suspension, which brings the most sophisticated ride experience, is standard on the Recharge Plug-In Hybrid and optional on B5 and B6 models.
Every Volvo XC90 features all-wheel drive and provides a braked towing capacity of 2400kg.
Click here for more details on the Volvo XC90.
The highly acclaimed XC60 is now even smarter for 2022. Upgrades for Volvo Cars’ midsize luxury SUV include the company’s next-generation infotainment system featuring Google* built in.
Introduced in conjunction with a brand-new Digital Services package, the XC60’s Android-powered infotainment offers unparalleled connectivity with access to Google Maps, Google Assistant and Google Play.
Sophisticated features standard on all models include four-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control with Pilot Assist, electric front seats, 360-degree camera, and an all-wheel-drive system.
Self-adapting active air suspension is available on all XC60 variants.
Three drivetrain options incorporate mild-hybrid technology to help save fuel. The most powerful, B6 drivetrain is matched with the R-Design trim grade that brings sporty aesthetics inside and out.
Click here for more details on the Volvo XC60.
The XC40 has established itself as one of Australia’s most popular compact luxury SUVs, and the range expands in 2022 with a second, more affordable version of the Pure Electric model.
This single-motor XC40 Recharge Pure Electric joins the dual-motor Pure Electric to help meet surging demand for the company’s fully electric vehicles.
The twin-motor Recharge Pure Electric remains the flagship of the line-up, featuring a 78kWh battery good for up to 418km** and fast performance that covers the 0-100km/h acceleration benchmark in less than five seconds.
Two XC40 petrol models are offered in the form of the 140kW T4 and 185kW T5. The T4 is available in Momentum and Inscription grades, with the former powering the front wheels and the latter employing all-wheel drive.
The T5 is offered exclusively in sporty R-Design specification with all-wheel drive.
For customers torn between petrol and electric power, the Recharge Plug-In Hybrid provides a combination of both – with strong performance yet also ultra-low fuel consumption.
Click here for more details on the Volvo XC40.
VOLVO C40 RECHARGE
VOLVO C40 RECHARGE
Volvo Cars’ first electric-only vehicle arrives in the second half of 2022, as the company continues its path towards a showroom filled exclusively with fully electric models.
The C40 Recharge is based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) and features a striking rear-end design and a coupe-style roof line. There’s also a revised front-end design that introduces a new face for electric Volvos and includes headlights with state-of-the-art pixel technology.
This will be the first Volvo to be completely leather-free. The C40 Recharge’s interior will instead offer a range of sustainable upholstery options as the company takes an ethical stand for animal welfare.
There’s the high seating position most Volvo drivers prefer, while the vehicle will be offered with a range of colour and decor options unique to the model.
As with the XC40 Recharge range, the C40 Recharge comes with one of the best infotainment systems on the market, jointly developed with Google* and based on the Android operating system. It provides consumers with Google apps and services built-in, such as Google Maps, Google Assistant, and the Google Play Store.
More details on the Volvo C40 Recharge will be available closer to its Australian release.
Scandinavian luxury, sophisticated technology, and a dynamic drive all merge for the S60 sports sedan.
An advanced, all-wheel-drive chassis ensures the S60 delivers both precise handling and a relaxed ride, while a mild-hybrid drivetrain brings strong performance – 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds – yet also impressive efficiency thanks to its ability to recover energy during braking.
Offered solely in an Inscription trim grade, the strikingly proportioned and sculpted S60 sedan is a haven of luxurious comfort inside with its accented leather seats and textile carpeting.
A panoramic roof bathes the cabin in light, provides an expansive view of the sky, and, when opened, allows occupants to enjoy fresh air.
The luxurious comfort can be enhanced with features such as nappa leather accented front seats with ventilation and a Bowers & Wilkins audio system.
Click here for more details on the Volvo S60.
VOLVO V60 CROSS COUNTRY
The renowned Volvo wagon story continues in 2022 with the V60 Cross Country.
With an advanced all-wheel-drive system, generous ride height, large wheels, and sophisticated driver assist technology including Off Road mode and Hill Descent Control, this Volvo wagon allows its owner to explore new roads.
There’s also comfort in the knowledge that the V60 Cross Country’s mild-hybrid drivetrain harnesses recovered brake energy to help save fuel and reduce tailpipe emissions.
A spacious cabin incorporates supportive, leather-accented seats, with electric adjustment and heating for the front seats.
As a versatile wagon, there’s naturally generous luggage capacity just shy of 530 litres.
The V60 Cross Country is offered as a single, highly specified trim grade with limited options.
Click here for more details on the Volvo V60 Cross Country.
* Google, Google Play and Google Maps are trademarks of Google LLC.
** This is the range of XC40 Recharge in ideal conditions. Actual range can vary and is affected by many factors. Range is according to WLTP and EPA driving cycles and real-world range may vary. Figures are based on preliminary target. Final vehicle certification pending.