A world-class sound system and seamless smartphone integration let you enjoy your music to the full in the Volvo XC60, says Volvo Cars audio expert Henrik Svensson

Words: Dan Stevens

“This car has been designed to make the most of your music,” says Henrik Svensson, Manager, Audio Systems at Volvo Cars. 

“The sound system is built into the fabric of the Volvo XC60,” Henrik explains. “The placement of the speakers and the air-ventilated subwoofer, the connectivity, the touch screen and the superior sound systems provide exceptional sound quality and ease of use. “We believe in music. We know that it really contributes to the experience in a car such as this,” Henrik adds.

Bowers & Wilkins

The Volvo XC60 was designed from the ground up to integrate the top-of-the-range audio system created by Bowers & Wilkins, one of the world’s finest audio makers. “It means that the speakers can realise their full potential and create clearer, more realistic sound,” Henrik says. “What you hear is closer to what the artist intended you to hear. 

“Bowers & Wilkins speakers are among the best you can buy for the home market,” Henrik adds. “We’ve benefitted from their knowledge and speaker technology and used it in our cars to create a new audio experience. “You should have perfect sound in a car because you spend a lot of time in there.”

Apple CarPlay* and Android Auto

Apple CarPlay seamlessly integrates your iPhone and gives you access to Apple Music in the Volvo XC60. Siri voice control means that you can tell the car what you want to listen to. Android Auto is also supported, making the functionality and music that you love from your Android phone part of the car. 

“The large centre touch screen in the Volvo XC60 becomes an entertainment hub,” Henrik says. “We understand that our customers want to be able to access their favourite music as easily as possible, and the large screen and intuitive controls really help.” 

*Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.

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