Sam Philip05 June 2008

XC60: costs money

Pricier than a Proton, cheaper than a Lambo: Volvo's new crossover

Volvo XC60

Look at all the news about Real Cars You Can Actually Buy we're bringing you today. Three-door Ibizas, Vauxhall Vectras (sorry, Insignias) and now prices for the Volvo XC60...

Unveiled in Geneva earlier this year, the XC60 is Volvo's new five-seat crossover - a little brother to the XC90 in similar vein to the Ford Kuga, VW Tiguan and the rest of the softroad crowd.

It'll go on sale in the UK this October with prices starting at £24,750, which means it's well north of the Kuga and Tiguan and instead lining squarely up to the Land Rover Freelander. Brave territory indeed.

You do get plenty of Clever Stuff for your cash, though, including Volvo's City Safety system - an automatic braking feature which helps to avoid collisions.

The XC60 will be available with the choice of a two five-cylinder turbodiesels developing 185bhp or 163bhp, or a 'T6' turbocharged petrol engine putting out 281bhp.

Top-spec versions will even come with compasses. The pointy-directional sort rather than the pointy-circle-drawing sort.

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