The Volvo XC60 Recharge advantages from greater hybrid battery

A silver Volvo XC60 in profile

Enlarge / The styling adjustments to the Volvo XC60 as a part of its midlife refresh are way more refined than the engineering adjustments. (credit score: Jonathan Gitlin)

Again in 2018 we examined the Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid, Sweden’s midsize electrified crossover. A good-looking factor, it has principally supplanted the trusty Volvo station wagon, as automobile patrons want the loftier driving place however need to preserve a beneficiant cargo capability and a helpful rear hatch. Final 12 months, Volvo gave the crossover its midlife refresh, including a hefty bump in battery capability—and subsequently electrical driving vary—within the course of.

On the time, I wrote that the XC60 made a compelling case for itself, however is that also true 5 years later?

Visually, the Volvo’s facelift seems extraordinarily refined. The XC60 was already a handsome-looking machine—I discover many of the present Volvos to be simple on the eyes—however to be sincere I’d battle to inform you what has modified when evaluating images of the older and newer vehicles. It is maybe a case of “do not repair it if it isn’t damaged.”

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