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Picked up my new car last Saturday and today is the first time Ive towed with it, my last car was a 2015 Toyota RAV4 business edition my new car is a Volvo XC60 D4 Sat nav etc and what a difference its made towing.

 

Ive always felt the rav needed a bit more power it was a bit sluggish at times, Ive not had that in my xc60 it just handled it without any issues, my rav was a manual and this one is automatic which Ive never had before, I cant ever seem me wanting to go back to a manual its just so much easier.

 

I got about 35mpg which is a little more than the rav, but I dont know how accurate that is as its still working my driving, another couple of runs should get it right.

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Is it the new XC60? I thought that they only appeared at the dealers within the last few weeks.

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I pick up my XC60 tomorrow, managed to find a 4 month old car with just 3k on the clock ( and £11k cheaper than new). I am very new to towing and have been driving a 2. 2 Jaguar XF so far, which has behaved very well with our Bailey Unicorn Cadiz. Just got back from a 360 mile round trip to the CC Sandringham Estate yesterday. I am hoping the XC will pull just as well as the Jag, also looking forward to the higher ride. I will report back on its towing prowess next month after our next trip to Harrogate.

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Is it the new XC60? I thought that they only appeared at the dealers within the last few weeks.

No it’s not, they had them in the showroom when I went to pick mine up but they wasn’t available when I ordered it 5 months ago, but from what I’ve heard in the news it will be the last Volvo I will have unless I move to a hybrid :(

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They are currently 'shipping' X90's from the Geely plant in China using containers on rail. .... bit further than Sweden!

 

Lloyds Loading List report. .

 

German rail and logistics giant DB Cargo has begun shipping cars in containers from China to Zeebrugge in a partnership with Chinese automotive specialist Changjiu Logistics and rail operator HAO Logistics that is expected to bring significant Asia-Europe rail freight growth.

The first rail transport of finished goods from the Volvo plant in the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang reached the Belgian port of Zeebrugge on 30 June, from where they can be shipped onwards throughout northern Europe. The Volvo S90 model vehicles are transported in around 18 to 20 days in containers with the help of a mounting bracket rack system on the 9,800-kilometre journey across the northern route between China and Europe.

Trains carrying up to 200 vehicles will run several times per week between China and Zeebrugge, with the frequency set to be increased to five times a week by the end of the year, DB Cargo said. On the journey from China, the train passes through Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany.

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I heard they was made in China, but when I ordered mine it had a production date of the 16th and was at the showroom on the 22nd, I guess they could build them as a basic model then spec them later

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The only China built Volvo imported into the UK is the S90, all the other models are either built in Belgium or Sweden.

 

The "old" XC60 was built in Gent but the new one is built in Torslander.

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Picked up my new car last Saturday and today is the first time Ive towed with it, my last car was a 2015 Toyota RAV4 business edition my new car is a Volvo XC60 D4 Sat nav etc and what a difference its made towing.

 

Ive always felt the rav needed a bit more power it was a bit sluggish at times, Ive not had that in my xc60 it just handled it without any issues, my rav was a manual and this one is automatic which Ive never had before, I cant ever seem me wanting to go back to a manual its just so much easier.

 

I got about 35mpg which is a little more than the rav, but I dont know how accurate that is as its still working my driving, another couple of runs should get it right.

I picked our MY17 D4 R Design Lux Nav up just before taking it to Glastonbury last month.

 

Having come from a Discovery 3 I was expecting it to be a less stable towing experience and I was right to a degree but only insofar as the HGV bow waves on the M5 had a more noticeable effect on the caravan - nothing drastic, just more noticeable. Handling, ride and power-wise (away from the HGVs), the XC60 towed excellently.

 

Not sure about MPG as I'm not that fussed but I can imagine it was better than the Disco!

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