The Volvo XC60 - the history of model development Its official premiere at the dealership celebrates Volvo XC60 in November 2008. The car is based on the EUCD platform, the Ford used for the Mondeo and the Volvo for the V70, XC70, S60, V60 and S80 is employed. The SUV ( Sport Utility Vehicle) indicates technical components derived from the related Land Rover Freelander. This includes, inter alia, the Hill Descent Control HDC ( Hill Descent Control ). Initially, the development of the model name XC50 will take place, but will be renamed for the sale in Volvo XC60. As standard, the vehicle is equipped with the new City Safety technology. This is to avoid rear-end collisions at low speeds. The system is laser- based and works up to a speed of 30 kilometers per hour. Located in front of the car an obstacle at a distance of between six and eight meters, it is preparing an automatic emergency braking.This is triggered when the driver fails to react by pressing the brake pedal. The complete prevention of an impact can be made up to a speed difference of 15 kilometers per hour. Otherwise, the impact speed is significantly reduced anyway. Mid- 2013, the Volvo XC60 a first facelift. The headlights are now combined into one unit, and the chrome edging of the grille is omitted. The side mirrors get LED flash facilities and the design of the front apron is revised.