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    Volvo has further electrified its XC60 range for 2022, with an updated, longer-range T8 Recharge plug-in hybrid joining the recently launched mild-hybrid B5 and B6 models.

    The updated mild-hybrid models arrived in the third quarter of 2021, but deliveries of the updated Recharge plug-in hybrid are set to begin in March 2022 – hence why we’ve pulled this story forward.

    UPDATE, 17/02/2022 – Volvo has introduced a new plug-in hybrid Recharge and confirmed pricing of the range. Prices are up slightly, however option packages have gotten incrementally cheaper. We’ve thoroughly updated this article and brought it forward.

    The new Recharge replaces the Polestar Engineered. It offers 90km of pure electric range, up from 44km thanks to a new and larger capacity 18.8kWh battery.

    There’s also more power and torque with total system outputs of 340kW and 709Nm, up 29kW and 39Nm. That also means a 0-100km/h time 0.3 seconds quicker than the old car, at 4.8 seconds.

    At the same time, the Recharge is about $2700 cheaper than the shorter-range Polestar-branded model it replaces.

    Though it’s quicker and goes further, the Recharge does lose some of the old Polestar Engineered’s sporty features, such as its gold highlights, Akebono brakes and Öhlins dampers.

    Meanwhile, the previously revealed B5 and B6 models models pair a 48V mild-hybrid system with their turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines.

    Cosmetic tweaks across the wider XC60 range include new bumpers front and rear, with greater differentiation between models. Exhaust outlets are also hidden.

    The interior looks much the same as before, though there’s a new wireless charging pad positioned prominently on the centre console.

    The touchscreen remains a 9.0-inch, portrait-oriented one, though it switches to the Android Automotive operating system.

    That means you can receive over-the-air updates, download apps from Google Play, navigate using Google Maps, and use “Hey Google” as a voice prompt. USB-C outlets replace USB-A ones.

    XC60 models now also feature a 71L fuel tank, up from 60L.


    • 2022 Volvo XC60 B5 Momentum: $69,490 (+$951)
    • 2022 Volvo XC60 B5 Inscription: $76,490 (+$602)
    • 2022 Volvo XC60 B6 R-Design: $82,490 (+$602)
    • 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge: $97,990 (new)

    All prices exclude on-road costs and include Luxury Car Tax (LCT) and GST.


    The 2022 Volvo XC60 is available with a choice of three powertrains.

    The B5 features a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system. It produces 183kW of power and 350Nm of torque, and has a 0-100km/h time of 6.9 seconds.

    The B6 adds a supercharger, and has its outputs bumped up to 220kW and 420Nm. This reduces the 0-100km/h time to 6.2 seconds.

    The plug-in hybrid T8 has total system outputs of 340kW of power and 709Nm of torque. It has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 4.8 seconds.

    All models use an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and feature automatic stop/start.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2022 Volvo XC60 uses 8.0L/100km on the combined cycle in B6 guise and 7.6L/100km in B5 models.

    The Recharge has a claimed 81km of range.

    All models have a 71L fuel tank.


    Boot space is 468L in the T8 and 483L in all other models.

    Maximum braked towing capacity is 2400kg in the B5 and B6 and 2100kg in the T8.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2022 Volvo XC60 is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Volvo offers a choice of two servicing plans for the XC60.

    The first covers three years or 45,000km, whichever comes first, and costs $1500, while the latter costs $2500 and covers five years or 75,000km.


    The Volvo XC60 has a five-star ANCAP rating, though the safety authority says the T8 flagship is unrated.

    The XC60 received an adult occupant protection score of 98 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 87 per cent, a pedestrian protection score of 76 per cent, and a safety assist score of 95 per cent.

    All 2022 Volvo XC60 models come standard with the following equipment:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-keep assist with oncoming lane mitigation
    • Lane centring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
    • Surround-view camera

    Standard Equipment

    XC60 B5 Momentum highlights:

    • 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Satellite navigation
    • Wireless phone charging
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • 10-speaker 220W sound system
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
    • Leather upholstery
    • Power-adjustable front seats with four-way power lumbar
    • Four-zone climate control
    • Ambient lighting
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • LED headlights and fog lights
    • 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Automatic headlights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • ‘Iron Ore’ aluminium interior trim

    The $800 Climate pack adds:

    • Headlight cleaners
    • Heated front seats
    • Heated steering wheel

    The $3900 Lifestyle pack adds:

    • 14-speaker 600W Harman Kardon sound system
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Rear privacy glass

    XC60 B5 Inscription adds:

    • Crystal gear shifter
    • Leatherette-wrapped dashboard
    • Heated front seats
    • Head-up display
    • 20-inch alloy wheels
    • ‘Driftwood’ interior trim

    The Lifestyle pack is also available on the Inscription and costs $3900, or $6200 if you opt for the 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system.

    XC60 B6 R-Design adds:

    • Nappa leather/vinyl/textile upholstery
    • Aluminium pedals
    • Front sport seats
    • 21-inch alloy wheels
    • ‘Metal Mesh’ aluminium interior trim

    Option packages are the same as in the B5 Inscription.

    XC60 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid adds:

    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • 15-speaker 1100W Bowers & Wilkins sound system
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Active Bending Lights
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Headlight cleaners

    Headlight cleaners and a heated steering wheel are part of a $400 Climate pack on the Inscription, R-Design and Recharge.

    Options include:

    • Panoramic sunroof: $3100
    • Rear privacy glass: $700


    Ice White is standard, with the following finishes optional:

    • Onyx Black
    • Denim Blue
    • Pine Grey
    • Fusion Red
    • Thunder Grey
    • Platinum Grey
    • Silver Dawn
    • Crystal White exclusive

    MORE: Everything Volvo XC60

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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