Volvo XC60 Black Edition adds a dark twist to the popular SUV
For fans of all things black, Volvo has you covered with this new edition of the XC60
- Black Edition gains dark exterior trim
- Prices start from £54,035
- Available for mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains
Halloween may have been and gone, but one popular mid-size SUV, the Volvo XC60, has decided to keep its costume. With a combination of black paintwork, black wheels and a black interior, the XC60 Black Edition is sure to be the stealthiest, if not the spookiest, of SUVs.
If you’re not familiar with the XC60, don’t worry, here are the key points you need to know. As the Swedish brand’s current best-seller, its five seats, efficient powertrains and class-leading safety features have proved to be a hit with families. With a comfortable and stylish interior, lots of standard kit and relatively low running costs, we think it's a sensible option to consider when shopping for a new family car, if not the outright best.
What’s new with the Volvo XC60 Black Edition?
As the name suggests, it's all about colour with the Black Edition. The only available paint option is Onyx Black, complemented by gloss-black 21-inch wheels. The front grille and all badging on the car have also received a healthy dose of black paint, the fascia now only broken up by the Swedish brand’s trademark ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights.
Moving inside, passengers will be greeted by, unsurprisingly, more black. Whilst buyers can choose between either a Nappa leather and textile combination or perforated Nappa leather, both options are only available in charcoal colour combined with a matching, charcoal headliner.
Buyers have a choice of two trim levels when ordering a Black Edition, Plus and Ultimate – the two highest trim levels Volvo offers. On top of the standard XC60’s useful kit list, the Plus trim level brings extra features such as keyless start, a hands-free tailgate, a heated steering wheel, ambient lighting and an air purification system.
Stepping up to the Ultimate trim adds electronic air suspension with adaptive dampers, a heads-up display, active bending headlights, a powered passenger seat and a 1,110W Bowers & Wilkins sound system.
What engine options are available?
Volvo is offering three engine options for the Black Edition – one petrol mild-hybrid, and two petrol plug-in hybrids. The most affordable option is the B5, the mild-hybrid with 250bhp and the potential to return up to 35.3mpg. The plug-in hybrid options – T6 and T8 – offer greater performance and fuel economy, but command a price premium.
How much will it cost?
Prices start at £54,035 for the Plus trim with B5 engine, increasing to £61,805 for the cheapest plug-in hybrid combination. If you want the top-spec T8 Ultimate trim, you’ll be handing over £69,385.
Volvo is running a special, introductory pricing deal, with savings of £1,750 on Plus trims and £1,000 on Ultimate trims up for grabs before November 27th, 2023.
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