Why the 2023 Volvo XC60 is one of the best midsize SUVs on sale today


  • Praised for its beautiful exterior design, the 2023 Volvo
  • The XC60 strikes a balance between sporty and elegant, with sharp lines that aren’t as aggressive as some competitors but still provide a distinctive and elegant look.
  • The XC60’s interior is equally impressive, featuring premium leather upholstery, a responsive 9-inch center display, and high-tech features like a Harman Kardon audio system and adaptive cruise control.

Volvo It’s no stranger to making some of the most elegant and timeless luxury sedans, crossovers, and SUVs on the market.

The Swedish automaker has created some of the most brilliantly designed cars in history like the Volvo P1800, and continues to carry that legacy to this day with the likes of the beautiful 2017 Volvo XC90.

YouTuber and digital artist Marwan Bembli spotted a silver 2023 Volvo XC60 on his YouTube channel, TheSketchMonkey.

Pembelli praised the mid-sized luxury SUV for its beautiful exterior shape, as Volvo sculpted the car’s body lines to connect with the various exterior design elements. He also praised the vehicle’s luxurious interior, which supports the Swedish brand’s reputation for creating stunning interiors for its vehicles.

The 2023 Volvo XC60 has a lot of beautiful lines

Pimbley begins the video by examining the XC60’s sleek front end. “I think what Volvo does really well is hammer its DNA into the front-end graphics,” Pimbley said.

the SUVs The front end is unmistakably Volvo. “Looking at the “Thor this one too.”

Compared to some of its closest midsize SUV rivals, the Volvo XC60 is distinctly stylish with some sporty, aggressive features. Its exterior design is somewhat of a compromise between the sporty and aggressive Acura RDX and the agile and elegant Genesis GX70.

For example, the At the same time, it’s not as smooth and curvy as the Genesis GX70’s sleek exterior and design features.

One distinctive feature is the XC60’s headlights, which feature Volvo’s famous “Thor’s Hammer” design but with a special twist. On the new 2023 Volvo XC60, the hammer handle extends all the way to the black grille thus clearly dividing the hood and bumper into two parts. Other recent Volvos such as the 2022 XC90 SUV and 2022 S90 midsize sedan do not implement this design feature.

Moreover, the lines carved on Luxury cars The hood gracefully blends into the outline of the front grille and transitions seamlessly to the side of the car. “Every piece of the exterior you have in the front fascia and throughout the car, both outside and inside, every line has to have a purpose and also apply that Volvo design DNA,” Pimbley commented.

The side profile of the 2023 XC60 is every bit as elegant as the front


Arriving alongside the XC60, the SUV welcomes onlookers with 21-inch chrome wheels with black accents that perfectly complement the other black design features at the front and rear end of the vehicle. With chrome and black accents, viewers can appreciate the 5-spoke wheel design that stands out thanks to the color contrast.

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Pimbley also said that the 21-inch wheels look perfect for the car because they fill the wheel wells.

The side shares some design features with the smaller Volvo S60 sedan such as sharp shoulder lines on either side of the front and rear ends of the car that blend beautifully with the bodywork in the middle section of the SUV. “I think that’s just a nice touch. It builds muscle where you want to have muscle. For example, this line builds it over the front axle, and comes back stronger in the back,” Pimbley said. .

The double side lines at the bottom of the doors complement the SUV’s height perfectly. These lines combined with the wide side skirt give the XC60 a planted appearance despite being a very tall SUV.

The XC60’s rear profile is a bit short

A rear-quarter view of the 2023 Volvo XC60.

Moving to the rear, Pimbley commented: “This looks like one of the best looking rear ends in today’s world of mid-sized SUVs. It has that elegance and that sharpness and chiseling that we’ve seen in the front and sides.”

While Volvo hasn’t hidden the rear windshield wiper under the SUV’s roof spoiler like on many modern SUVs, it does sit on the dark-tinted rear window, making it somewhat less noticeable. According to Pembelli, he would have preferred Volvo to extend the roof spoiler slightly to hide the rear space, as is the case in the well-designed 2022 Hyundai Tucson.

The lower end of the rear bumper has the only black design feature in the car’s sleek rear end that mostly resembles the body colour. Pimbley speculated that the blacked-out design features on the lower rear bumper may turn into fake air vents in the future. However, he says it’s a bit complicated and busy as a design feature.

However, European car maker It has hidden some elements throughout the exterior of the car that might have proven unsightly if the Swedish automaker had not hidden them.

For example, Volvo used fake air vents on the front side of the car to house and hide its unsightly parking sensors. By painting both the air vents and parking sensors black, viewers can’t easily see the cut-out circular shape of the sensors.

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The XC60’s fog lights are also somewhat hidden at the extreme lower end of the front bumper rather than being positioned higher inside the front side vents as on other Volvos. The Scandinavian automaker has perfectly integrated the slim fog lights into the black design lines at the bottom of the front bumper. This is in contrast to the fog lights found in the 2023 Volvo S60 luxury sedan, for example, as Volvo hid the fog lights inside the front side vents of the S60 instead of integrating them with the design of the front bumper.

Volvo has also hidden the prominent front camera inside the manufacturer’s logo in the front grille, and integrated it into the badge by creating a small housing for it.

The 2023 XC60 features Volvo’s distinctive luxurious interior design

Interior design of the Volvo XC60 2023.

The 2023 XC60’s interior is just as stylish as its exterior, giving the SUV great value for money. The interior features spacious, luxurious leather upholstery with metallic accents throughout the cabin.

The central part of the dashboard is the SUV’s 9-inch vertical central screen which houses the car’s infotainment system and some of the car’s controls. The screen is one of the most responsive in any car on the market today and is very easy to use. According to Pimbelli, he finds the screen to be the perfect size because it allowed Volvo to beautifully integrate the screen into the SUV’s dashboard, which would be difficult if the screen were larger.

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Volvo also beautifully designed the XC60’s climate control vents with a metallic finish and a metal control knob.

Another distinctive piece of the XC60’s interior is the stylish metal trim that runs the length of the SUV’s dashboard. However, Pimbley said he preferred a piece of wood to the metal piece in the car he sampled.

Other neat features inside the car include the optional crystal gear shift knob, a feature that many car owners want in their car. The XC60 also has leather sport seats, and a couple of additional luxury features like a premium sound system, heated seats, and a four-zone climate system.

Features of the 2023 Volvo XC60 Ultimate Standard car

  • Harman Kardon premium sound system
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Head width
  • Four-zone climate system
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Panoramic roof

The XC60 also has plenty of high-tech features that make it a super smart SUV, including a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, park assist, pilot assist, cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, and slippery road alert. , and more.

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