Volvo XC60 updated to include Google infotainment

Volvo XC60

WE are fans of the Volvo XC60 here at Drive, so were interested to see that the family SUV has been given a gentle facelift.

There are some mild cosmetic changes - a new grille, bumper and air intakes at the front, for example, with a lower bumper at the back.

The exhaust pipes have also been hidden as part of Volvo's messaging that it is on a journey "to all-out electrification".

The most significant changes are found in the XC60's classy interior.

It gets the Google Android-based infotainment system which has made its way into some other Volvo models already.

This gives quick and easy access to familiar Google features including maps, while both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are on board.

The Volvo XC60 now gets an infotainment system with Google built in

Volvo also gives you four years of data network access to keep all these systems up to date.

Wireless phone charging is now standard and the driver's digital display is a 12.3-inch unit.

Safety updates, obviously a traditional Volvo strong point, include a new rear auto-brake function.

This detects if a collision is about to happen while reversing.

The optional Pilot Assist driver assistance system has been finessed to include more accident avoidance technology.

Drivetrains are all electrified, with three plug-in hybrid and four mild-hybrid options.

Prices start at £41,745 and the first examples of the updated XC60 are expected to reach owners in June.

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