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2014 Volvo XC60 comes as standard with the Corner Traction Control

Volvo XC60 2014 frontThe Volvo’s best-selling model, the XC60 has updated its presence for the 2014. The redesigned front features a new hood shape that emphasises the wide, confident look. In addition, the chrome frame around the grille has been removed and there is also a new, bigger ironmark badge.¬† The radar cover has been painted gloss black, which practically makes it disappear in the grille, and the previously visible washer nozzles have been relocated out of sight under the bonnet. The new integrated tailpipes can be specified with some engine variants. There are also new wheel choices, including 20-inch wheels.

The Volvo XC60 also benefits from an interior upgrade. The new features include new wood inlays, a new headliner, textile B-pillars and the silk metal frames around the air vents and light controls. The buyer of a new XC60 can now specify a new sport seat that retains this traditional comfort and makes a perfect addition to the in-command feel of a true driver’s car. The three-spoke steering wheels can now be accompanied with paddle shifters for cars specified with automatic transmission. They turn the automatic box into a manual with the benefit of shifting gear with both hands on the wheel. The paddle shifters give the enthusiastic driver an additional edge, particularly when powering round twisty roads. And for the added comfort of drivers in Sweden and other cold countries, the steering wheel can also be specified with heating for increased comfort on cold winter days.

The XC60 is designed to feel every bit as nimble and agile as a standard height road car. Corner Traction Control now comes as standard in the 2014 Volvo XC60. This torque vectoring system helps the driver avoid understeer by applying just the right amount of brake force to the inner wheels while powering the outer wheels when accelerating out of a corner. With All Wheel Drive, the XC60 becomes an extremely capable vehicle on any road, in any kind of weather. The optional Hill Descent Control boosts this capability by automatically controlling the car’s speed when driving down steep slopes.

 

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