This was the only time that the sloping cargo area of my Outback really affected me. The 8th chair had to be unboxed.
I don't care for the number pad style of interaction on outgoing Volvo models, but I like touchscreens even less and I'm really disappointed with Volvo's move to full touch screen. It'll probably - unfortunately - disqualify the XC60 for me when I look to replace my current car next year. I'm a big fan of the BMW iDrive and similar systems with the hockey puck, dial, mouse, what-have-you type user input that keeps you in your driving position and less distraction from the road.
That said, I'm still really anxious to see the reveal of the new XC60. The sketch on page 1 looks really great.
And regarding sloped cargo area, I'm not a huge fan of it but it's true I don't often need to fill it to capacity - but I have to agree 100% with the dog situation - it really limits their space and ability to look out of side windows which are sometimes severely reduced thanks to sloped hatches.
Present: 2014 Subaru Crosstek Limited (Desert Khaki)
Past: 2006 Mazda3 hatchback | 1998 GTI VR6 | 2000 Jetta GLS 2.0 | 1993 Nissan Stanza | 1992 Honda Prelude Si | 1990 Honda Accord LX Coupe
You can do a lot of the functions in Sensus from the steering wheel buttons or using voice command button. I wish there was an easier way to bring up the cameras though, so far the only way I've found to get them to come up without going into reverse is to use the touchscreen.
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Design Chief Promises 2018 Volvo XC60 Interior Will Take Another Step Forward
Originally Posted by Car and Driver Blog
Dammit I love Volvo
No fake leather like zee Germans! Never seen the vinyl in the base XC90 T5, would be too disappointed as the Agnes leather is thick and quality.
2016 Passion Red/Off-black S60 T5 R-Design
2006 Ice White/Oak XC70
1996 Polar White/Charcoal 854R
There are a couple of things I would like to see.
A dark red leather color option, a complete full map display in front of the driver like Audi has it and a few more buttons for often used things.
I would like to see them get rid of the shiny black plastic around the SENSUS screen and on the steering wheel buttons.
Lots of nice tidbits in that C/D article. I'm very intrigued with the comments about non-leather interior... They have been playing around with interesting textiles in recent concepts: