New 2016 Volvo S60 – Release Date and Review

2016 Volvo S60 Release Date, Msrp, Engine, Price – New novelties that will grace the new Volvo S60 2016 upon its release includes an extended-wheelbase version with adequate legroom. Also, Volvo has managed to shuffle some content (including optional packages) on various trim models as well as doing away with the S60’s fold-flat anterior driver and passenger seat configuration.

2016 Volvo S60
2016 Volvo S60

The S60 has long been noted for its safety and styling (although recently), the automaker has proved itself as a firm contender within the luxury market for a couple of years now. Volvo cemented its market position this year when it unleashed its new family of fuel-efficient and strong turbocharged engines. The 2016 year model will be better placed to rival leading German competitors in its segemnt with the release of the S60 Inscription model. Look for other opportunities in the segment in cars such as Acura TLXAudi A4 and BMW 3 Series.

2016 Volvo S60 side angle, exterior, alloy wheels
Throughout the entire model line-up, the S60 has the qualities expected expected in this segment: responsive handling, handsome styling, a cozy cabin, and tons of sleek features too. The captivating Volvo highlights of impressive feisty engines, breathtaking comfortable front seats and also safety technologies come fitted in the ride.

2016 Volvo S60 exterior, rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

Exterior Review & Interior Changes – Volvo S60

First things first, the new S60 is a midsize luxury sedan that is will be provided in either standard or extended-wheelbase versions.

2016 Volvo S60 front
2016 Volvo S60 front

The standard-wheelbase T5 AWD and T5 Drive-E come wit same equipment save for for the powertrains. They will come with automatic headlights, mirrors heated, cruise control, an 8-way power driver seat, 17-inch wheels, LED running lights, headlight washers, climate control, automatic wipers, driver memory settings. Other features to expect include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear headrests, and a 60/40 split aft seats.

2016 Volvo S60 back
2016 Volvo S60 back

For T5 AWD and T5 Drive-E models, expect leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, bright window trim, and a sunroof.

2016 Volvo S60 interior
2016 Volvo S60 interior

The T6 Drive-E should come equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, adjustable steering effort, keyless entry, leather interior, sport seats, and paddle shifters and lumbar support.
Available on every 2016 Volvo S60s is the Convenience package which should bag keyless ignition and entry, a rearview camera, power-folding mirrors, and a grocery bag holder. The Technology package should come with headlight control, adaptive cruise control, driver-attention warning, forward collision mitigation, and blind spot monitoring.

2016 Volvo S60 interior, leather seats, steering wheel
Also there will be an optional Climate package which includes windshield washers, heated exterior mirros, a heated windshiel, a heated steering wheel, leather wrapped steering wheel, an active cabin filter, inclining front seats, and heated rear seats. The Sport package should add a sport-tuned suspension, paddle shifters and 19-inch alloy wheels. Also, there will be the Blind Spot package available, which features side lane assist, imminent collsion warning, blind spot warning, rear park sensors, and aft cross-traffic alert. 2016 Volvo S60 trunk

Engine Specs – 2016 Volvo S60

Under the hood of the T5 Drive-E and Inscription is a 2L turbo 1-4, 4-cylinder engines capable of yielding 240 hp and 258 pounds of torque. The power produced will then be transmitted to the FWD through an 8-speed auto transmission system. EPA estimates that the fuel economy of the engine are rated at a cool 26 city/38 highway/30 mpg combined for the standard 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E and 25/37/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined combined for the 2016 Volvo S60 Inscription model.
Both the T5 all-wheel-drive and T5 an AWD Inscription feature a 2.5-liter turbo 1-5-cylinder engine, an AWD, and a six-speed automatic able to generate 250 horsepower and 266 pounds of torque. According to EPA, the fuel economy for the models is 20/29/23 mpg city/highway/combined.

2016 Volvo S60 engine

The 2016 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E is a FWD and packs both a supercharged and a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder powerplant capable of yielding 302 horsepower p and 295 pounds of torque. It is paired to an 8-speed automatic.


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.3 in. (109.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.5 in. (182.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.4 in. (73.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 12.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3433 lbs.
Top Speed: 135 mph
0-60: 6.3 sec
MPG: 26/38 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Black Stone, Bright Silver Metallic, Crystal White Pearl Metallic, Flamenco Red Metallic, Ice White, Magic Blue Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic, Osmium Grey Metallic, Savile Grey Metallic, Seashell Metallic..
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Volvo S60

The starting price for the base 2016 Volvo S60 will be around $40,000 and it is expected to hit showrooms in a couple of months from now. The vehicle’s feature and equipment list will assuredly catapult it in terms of competitiveness in its segment.

2016 Volvo S60 front angle, red color, headlights and grille

The vehicle will also come laden with tons of safety features which will include antilock disc brakes, front seat airbags, stability control, side curtain airbags, traction control, collision warning, blind spot monitoring, automatic brakes, cyclist detection, electronic warnings, lane departure warning, rear view camera, rear cross traffic control and parking sensors.

2016 Volvo S60 release date
2016 Volvo S60 release date

2016 Volvo XC60 – Release Date, News and Rumors


2016 Volvo XC60 Release Date, MSRP, Specs, Price – The brand new Volvo XC60 2016 comes with subtle changes. Certain features have either been roped-in or dropped off, key among them is the configurable anterior driver’s seat feature, which will no longer be present once the XC60 is released. It has been particularly difficult for family cars to rid themselves of a history long known for being unexciting, but Volvo has managed to weather the storm and has continuously been able to offer its users a perfect choice with its forthcomingVolvo XC60.

2016 Volvo XC60
2016 Volvo XC60

The XC60 boasts of adequate interior space, good test scores, and tons of standard features as well. Also, the vehicle is fuel efficient judging from conventional ratings in its class. We can all reminisce that Volvo just rejuvenated its engine line-up the previous year and we shouldn’t expect any major overhaul this year.

2016 Volvo XC60 white color, rear view, tailpipe and tailights

The FWD 2016 Volvo XC60 T5 & T6 variants come amazing EPA fuel efficiency ratings you can anywhere. The AWD XC60 models doesn’t get the powerplants and are therefore disappointing in terms of efficiency, however, they get good engines and breathtaking mileage figures when compared to their competitors.

Exterior Colors & Interior Review – 2016 Volvo XC60

The new Volvo XC60 2016 is a 5-seater capacity small crossover. The trim levels available correspond to the drivetrain and engine.

2016 Volvo XC60 front
2016 Volvo XC60 front

The Drive-E and T5 all-wheel-drive will come with the following features as standard. Automatic headlights, 18” alloy wheels, front foglights, roof rails, running LEDs, rear foglights, heated mirrors, cruise control, automatic wipers, climate control, cloth upholstery, driver seat memory, 8-way electric anterior seats configured for lumbar support, memory settings, and a leather steering wheel.

2016 Volvo XC60 back
2016 Volvo XC60 back

Technology features to be offered will include automatic braking, forward collision alert, lane assist, Bluetooth connectivity, voice commands, a 7” touchscreen, audio connectivity, app smartphone integration, auto-dimming mirror, a CD player, Wi-Fi connectivity, and an 8-speaker audio system, Volvo’s On Call system, HD radio, and USB capability.

2016 Volvo XC60 exterior, blue color

The premiere package for the 2016 Volvo XC60 T5 all-wheel-drive adds an auto-dimming mirror, an aft privacy glass, panoramic roof, leather upholstery, moonroof, a navigation system, configurable rear seats, and full leather upholstery, configurable digital gauges.

2016 Volvo XC60 interior
2016 Volvo XC60 interior

The 2016 Volvo XC60 Platinum T5 trim bundles in bi-xenon headlamps, power liftgate, keyless ignition, twelve-speaker audio system, keyless ignition, a rear view camera, keyless entry, ambient lighting and Volvo’s Convenience and Technology packages.

2016 Volvo XC60 interior, leather seats and steering wheel

The base 2016 Volvo XC60 T6 all-wheel-drive begin with the Premiere level and bags only the keyless ignition entry and ignition. The T6 all-wheel-drive R design gets equipped just the same way, but gets unique interior and exterior design and exclusive digital gauges as well.

2016 Volvo XC60 trunk

Engine Specs – 2016 Volvo XC60

The new Drive-E T5 variant will come equipped with a turbo 2L 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 240 hp and 258 pounds of torque. EPA estimates this vehicle to have a fuel return economy of 23/31/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Volvo XC60 engine view

The T5 all-wheel-drive 2016 should come fitted with a 2.5L 5-cylinder turbo powerplant capable of generating 250 horsepower and 266 pounds of torque. The engine will be mated to an AWD system through the 6-speed auto transmission and EPA estimates its fuel economy to be 19/26/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The Drive-E T6 2016 debuts with a supercharged and 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine that yields up to 302 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque. In our own testing, the 2016 Volvo XC60 went front 0-60 miles per hour in a record 6.3 sec. The EPA ratings for the engine are capped at 22/29/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Volvo XC60 engine

2016 T6 all-wheel-drive variant should come with a 3L turbocharged inline-6 powerplant. The T6 all-wheel-drive version will be able to generate 200 horsepower and 325 pounds of torque. The 2016 Volvo XC60 R-Design model should be able to crank out 325 horsepower and 354 pounds of torque. All the engines have an AWD system and a 6-speed auto transmission systems.

In our very own testing, the R-Design sprinted from 0-60 miles per hour in an impressive 6.2 sec. The EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 17/23/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.


Wheelbase: 109.2 in
Length: 182.8 in
Width: 74.4 in
Passenger volume: 98.6 ft³
Cargo volume: 30.8 ft³
Curb weight: 4041 lbs
Top Speed: 122 mph
0-60: 6,2 sec
MPG: 17/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Stone, Bright Silver Metallic, Crystal White Pearl, Red Metallic, Ice White, Magic Blue Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic, Osmium Grey Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs

Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Volvo XC60

It is widely expected that the new 2016 Volvo XC60 will be launched somewhere towards the end of this year or early next year. The expected price for the new base model will set you back by around $30,000. More from the same segment comes from such models as 2016 Acura RDX, 2016 Audi Q5, 2016 BMW X3 and 2016 Infiniti QX50 models.

2016 Volvo XC60 release date
2016 Volvo XC60 release date

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2016 Volvo XC90 Release Date and Review

2016 Volvo XC90 Release Date, Review, MSRP Price, Specs – The upcoming new 2016 Volvo XC90 has been redesigned with a refreshing new look, body structure and a more robust drivetrain which will highlight it upon its release. The 2016 year model will mark the crossover’s comprehensive design since its debut twelve years ago.

2016 Volvo XC90 
2016 Volvo XC90

Having said that, that makes the outgoing model ancient by today’s standards considering that models typically visit the surgeon in every five years or so. We can all attest that advanced safety and understated designs have long been Volvo’s strengths, however, a quick evolution and ever expanding field of the large crossover Sports Utility Vehicle class meant that the ageing XC90 was no longer the bulletproof icon it used to be in the past.

2016 Volvo XC90 front view, grille and headlights

Despite the lost glory, the new 2016 Volvo XC90 will certainly be back in the exclusive game. It will come with an assertive styling, larger grille, slimmer headlights and lower air intakes and will therefore manage to be modern without losing its prestige as a Volvo.

2016 Volvo XC90 rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

The interior has fused wood, leather, and even Swedish crystal glass for a cabin that will definitely have a high-luxury feel, a theme further espoused by the premium Bowers & Wilkins audio system with 19 speakers. Although the model is unique with its offers, the Audi Q7 and the Acura MDX are coming with their own line of equipment and additions that my make things far more interesting.

Exterior Dimensions and Review & Interior Photos – 2016 Volvo XC90

First things first, the new 2016 Volvo XC90 is a 7-passenger luxury crossover SUV that comes in three trim variants: base Momentum, sporty R-Design and plush Inscription. Standard equipment to be found in the base Momentum include heated mirrors, foglights, adjustable drive modes, 19” alloy wheels, a panoramic roof, a hands-free power tailgate, roof rails, a rear view camera, keyless entry and ignition, rear parking sensors, four-zone automatic climate control, eight way power front seats, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, 40/20/40-split second row seats, heated front seats, a 50/50-split third row seat and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.

2016 Volvo XC90  front
2016 Volvo XC90  front

Technology features you should look forward to include a navigation system, 9” touchscreen display, voice controls, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 10-speaker audio system with satellite radio, iPod/USB audio interface and an auxiliary audio input jack.

2016 Volvo XC90  back
2016 Volvo XC90  back

The R-Design trim model will feature LED adaptive headlights, 20” alloy wheels, automatic high-beam control, LED running lights, a sport steering wheel with shift paddles, a unique grille and exterior accents, a digital gauge cluster display, added interior illumination, illuminated step plates and aluminum mesh cabin accents.

2016 Volvo XC90 side view, black color

The XC90 Inscription compares similarly to the R-Design, but features its own interior, exterior and set of wheels. Other features include ventilated front seats, leather upholstery and rear side window shades.

The new 2016 Volvo XC90 will be grouped into several packages: the Momentum Package Plus package includes LED running lights, LED headlights, digital gauge cluster display, added interior illumination and illuminated step plates. The Vision Package will feature a surround-view parking camera system, power-folding auto-dimming side mirrors, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

2016 Volvo XC90 leather seats and steering wheel

The Climate package includes washer nozzles, heated windshield, heated steering wheels and heated second-row seats. You can also pick the Convenience package to add automated parking assist, front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, power-folding third-row seats and, in the cargo area, a 12-volt power outlet and a grocery bag holder.

2016 Volvo XC90  interior
2016 Volvo XC90  interior

Lastly, is the individual option highlights, which off course depends on the trim level, includes different wheels, a head-up display, adaptive air suspension, a built-in second row child booster seat, 17”-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system, and power operation for the 3rd row of seat.

2016 Volvo XC90 trunk, cargo space

Engine Specs of the New Volvo XC90 2016

Under the hood of the new XC90 is an innovative 2.0L, supercharged and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates around 316 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque. The engine will come paired to an 8-speed auto transmission system. AWD comes standard across all trims. Volvo alleges that the XC90 is able to sprint from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds.

2016 Volvo XC90 engine

As expected, there will be a plug-in hybrid version of the XC90 along with a battery pack, the total output expected is around 400 horsepower. The 0-60 mph sprint is said to be a tenth of a second quicker than the standard XC90, no surprise considering the added weight of the battery pack and all hybrid components.

According to Volvo, the all-electric range is expected to be around 25 miles.


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 9.5 in. (117.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 2.9 in. (194.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.1 in. (79.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 119.6 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: max 85.7 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4293 lbs.
Top Speed: 132 mph
0-60: 6.6 sec
MPG: 20/25 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Bright Silver Metallic, Crystal White Metallic, Ember Black Metallic, Ice White, Luminous Sand Metallic, Magic Blue Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic, Osmium Grey Metallic, Savile Grey Metallic, Twilight Bronze Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4000 lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Volvo XC90

The base models will start from $48,900, while the hybrids will be available for sale for less than $60,000. This model is expected in showrooms somewhere mid this year. Also, you can perhaps lease the vehicle for some time before finally deciding to buy one for yourself.

2016 Volvo XC90  release date
2016 Volvo XC90  release date

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