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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 2.0
Engine size 2400
Engine size 1969
Engine size 2000
Think of a used premium-badged mid-sized SUV and you'll probably think of something German - or maybe a Range Rover Evoque. We'd also suggest though, that you should be looking at the car we're going to focus on here, the improved first generation version of Volvo's XC60. If you're shopping on the used market and looking at this car, it's worth stretching to one of these post-204 facelifted models as they were usefully improved and got the option of a much more sophisticated 'Drive-E' D4 diesel engine.
When a car gets heavily revised six years into its model life, it's normally a last-ditch attempt to keep it fresh and resist the inevitable sales slide into old age. But this improved first generation XC60 feels different. The facelifted post-2014-era version of this Volvo mid-sized SUV proved, in almost every respect, to be a thoroughly revitalised car with its sleeker looks, its cutting edge infotainment gadgetry and most of all, its sophisticated D4 'Drive-E' diesel engine. And very much a worthy competitor for rivals of the calibre of Audi's Q5, BMW's X3 and the Range Rover Evoque.
Yes, it's true that there are sharper contenders in this segment to drive. And that this Volvo won't suit if you're going to be regularly venturing off the beaten track. But neither of these issues will bother many potential used car market buyers, people more likely to value the cruising comfort, solid build quality and standard-setting safety that this car offers. Our advice would be to get yourself a 2WD D4 diesel model with the clever engine, equip yourself with a set of Winter tyres that'll be all you need in a cold snap and smile smugly every time you see a Q5, an X3 or an Evoque from this era drive past.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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