2024 Volvo XC40 and XC60 SUVs Drop Front-Wheel-Drive Option

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2024 Volvo XC40 and XC60 SUVs Drop FWD OptionVolvo

UPDATE 8/15/2023: The Volvo XC60 lineup is adding a new Black Edition that's reserved for the top-of-the-line Ultimate trim level. The configuration includes Onyx Black paint, glossy black exterior badges, and specially designed 21-inch wheels. Inside, people can choose between Charcoal nappa leather or a mix of leather and fabric to go along with metal mesh trim. The 2024Volvo XC60 Black Edition with the B5 powertrain starts at $58,695; the plug-in-hybrid T8 Recharge starts at $70,145.

Volvo will make a couple of its SUVs all-wheel-drive only for 2024. The new model year also brings some notable updates to other nameplates, including the S60 sedan and the all-electric C40/XC40 Recharge.

Goodbye, Front-Drive

The gas-fed XC40 and the XC60 will no longer be offered with front-wheel drive. The former says goodbye to the standard B4 powertrain, which exclusively fed the front axle through a 194-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. That leaves the all-wheel-drive B5, which has a 247-hp turbo four. Meanwhile, the XC60 lineup loses the front-drive version of the B5 powertrain. That leaves the all-wheel-drive B5 and the plug-in-hybrid T8 as the only two XC60 configurations, since the 295-hp all-wheel-drive B6 is also discontinued.

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