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New Volvo XC60 – The competitors at R750,000

Volvo South Africa recently launched a “more affordable” version of its XC60 mid-size SUV.

The range now starts at R750,094 for the XC60 B5 Momentum Front Wheel Drive (FWD) – compared to the R889,498 of before.

What sets this new model apart is mostly the fact that its front-wheel-drive only, whereas the rest of the line-up is all-wheel drive.

Additionally, leather upholstery is an optional extra in the new B5 FWD, whereas this comes as standard in its siblings.

This Volvo is not short of features, however, offering dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, heated front seats, an electrically adjustable driver seat, a wireless charger, a reverse camera, all-round parking sensors, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 9-inch infotainment system with Google services as standard.

A hands-free tailgate, rain-sensing wipers, automatic LED headlights, lane keep assist, oncoming lane mitigation, hill-descent control, and road-sign recognition are included, too.

Driving the B5 FWD is a 2.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system paired to an eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.

With 183kW and 350Nm, the Volvo sprints to 100km/h in 7 seconds flat – 0.1 seconds slower than the AWD derivatives. The front-wheel-drive setup also means this XC60 boasts the lowest combined fuel rating in the range, at 6.9l/100km.

A cargo capacity of 505 litres in five-seater mode is then on the books, and a maximum braked towing capacity of 2,300kg is supported.

Each XC60 is sold with a  5-year/100,000km warranty and maintenance plan.

The market

At R750,000 you have a choice of popular SUVs in South Africa such as the Toyota Fortuner and VW Tiguan.

As Volvo’s best-selling vehicle, the XC60 B5 Momentum FWD has its work cut out for it in this segment.

Listed below are the biggest local competitors to the new, more affordable Volvo XC60.


Honda CR-V 1.5T Executive

  • PriceR699,900
  • Power – 140kW/240Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 9.3 seconds
  • Cargo capacity – 522 litres
  • Towing capacity – 1,500kg
  • Fuel consumption – 6.7l/100km

Mazda CX-5 2.2DE AWD Akera

  • PriceR710,400
  • Power – 140kW/450Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 9.5 seconds
  • Cargo capacity – 442 litres
  • Towing capacity – 1,500kg
  • Fuel consumption – 5.7l/100km

Peugeot 5008 1.6T GT

  • PriceR719,900
  • Power – 121kW/240Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 10.5 seconds
  • Cargo capacity – 780 litres
  • Towing capacity – 600kg (unofficial)
  • Fuel consumption – 7.0l/100km

Toyota Fortuner 2.8GD-6

  • PriceR731,600
  • Power – 150kW/500Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 11.2 seconds (unofficial)
  • Cargo capacity – 716 litres (unofficial)
  • Towing capacity – 2,500kg
  • Fuel consumption – 7.6l/100km

VW Tiguan 2.0TSI 4Motion R-Line

  • Price R738,400
  • Power – 162kW/350Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 6.5 seconds
  • Cargo capacity – 615 litres
  • Towing capacity – 2,200kg
  • Fuel consumption – 8.3l/100km

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4DI-D 4×4 Exceed

  • PriceR739,995
  • Power – 133kW/430Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 10.4 seconds (unofficial)
  • Cargo capacity – 673 litres (unofficial)
  • Towing capacity – 2,700kg
  • Fuel consumption – 8.1l/100km

Ford Everest 3.2TDCi 4WD XLT

  • PriceR748,200
  • Power – 147kW/470Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 11.6 seconds (unofficial)
  • Cargo capacity – 1,050 litres
  • Towing capacity – 3,000kg
  • Fuel consumption – 8.2l/100km

Hyundai Tucson 2.0D Elite Sport

  • PriceR751,500
  • Power – 150kW/460Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 9.3 seconds (unofficial)
  • Cargo capacity – 488 litres
  • Towing capacity – 1,900kg
  • Fuel consumption – 7.9l/100km

Isuzu mu-X 3.0TD LSE

  • PriceR763,300
  • Power – 140kW/450Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 11 seconds (unofficial)
  • Cargo capacity – 1,119 litres (unofficial)
  • Towing capacity – 3,500kg
  • Fuel consumption – 7.6l/100km

Kia Sorento 2.2CRDi EX+

  • PriceR809,995
  • Power – 148kW/440Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 10.7 seconds
  • Cargo capacity – 821 litres
  • Towing capacity – 2,500kg
  • Fuel consumption – 6.8l/100km

Lexus NX 300 EX

  • PriceR819,500
  • Power – 175kW/350Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 7.1 seconds
  • Cargo capacity – 500 litres
  • Towing capacity -1,500kg
  • Fuel consumption – 7.9l/100km

Lexus NX


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