You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to engine options for the XC60; whether it be petrol, diesel or hybrid. You can also take your pick between front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive; the only thing you don’t get a choice on is the transmission as all XC60s come with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The car we drove had a 2.0-litre diesel engine that produced 197 horsepower and went from 0-60 in 7.8 seconds. While being a big heavy diesel, it almost felt like petrol in the way it pulled off the mark and picked up speed on the motorway. It was spritely, although at times high-revving and loud on the road.
Rapid response, as well as an improved fuel economy, are aided by the mild hybrid engine in this XC60. Essentially the MHEV uses regenerative braking to charge a 48V battery. An integrated starter generator then uses this energy to reduce the load on the engine and make for a smoother drive and lower fuel consumption.
This XC60 comes with functions such as cruise control, keyless go, a dynamic chassis, hill descent control and a choice of driving modes as standard. Our car also came with reversing sensors, but if you want a rear-view camera it's an optional extra.