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2022 Volvo XC60 Shows Its Sportier Side Thanks To Heico Sportiv

The Volvo XC60 isn’t the first SUV that comes to mind when you think about sportiness and performance, but that didn’t stop German tuner Heico Sportiv from offering a complete set of visual modifications for the recently facelifted Swedish model.

The Weiterstadt-based tuner specializes in Volvo and Polestar vehicles, with bodykits on offer for every single model in the automaker’s existing and past lineup. For the 2022 Volvo XC60, Heico Sportiv created add-ons closely matching Volvo’s own design language, making the tuned SUV look more like a factory-spec performance version. All parts can be painted in body color or in contrasting shades, with the carbon-style trim of the pictured model looking like the best option.

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At the front, there are five-part additions on the bumper intakes, flaps, and splitter, together with a Heico emblem on the grille. These are combined with front and rear fender extensions, and a redesigned rear skirt housing the quad exhaust pipes. The active sports exhaust system with flap control can be combined with the Heico Sportiv Selected Sound system for a more aggressive sound when the driver is in the mood for spirited driving.

All of the modifications comply with the latest pedestrian protection guidelines and do not interfere with the vehicle’s sensors and ADAS systems. Inside owners can get a nice sports steering wheel, aluminum pedals, velour floor mats, and a set of Heico emblems for the start button, the 3D-printed driving mode selector, and the climate vents. Similar options are offered for the pre-facelift XC60 models, minus the front bumper.

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The dynamic design is rounded off by the 21-inch or 22-inch alloy wheels by Volution, shod in wider performance tires, and hiding a set of upgraded brakes behind them. For a more aggressive stance, the tuner is offering 15mm (0.6 inches) spacers and a special electronic module that lowers the stock adaptive air suspension by 30 mm (1.2 inches) and by a further 10-40 mm (0.4-1.6 inches) when parked for easier ingress/egress.

Thankfully, the tuner didn’t limit the options to visual and chassis mods. The e.Motion power upgrade software increases the output of the base-spec 2.0-liter turbodiesel from the stock 188 hp (140 kW / 190 PS) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) to a more respectable 217 hp (162 kW / 220 PS) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft). The increased power is noticeable in the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration which is now completed in 9.4 seconds, or 1 second faster than stock, and in the 80-160 km/h (50-99 mph) that takes 17.7 seconds, a 3.5-second improvement.

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Furthermore, every XC60 variant can benefit from the optional Vmax increase option, taking the 180 km/h (112 mph) speed limiter up to 230 km/h (143 mph). Other options include a high-performance intercooler, a sports air filter, and a speed pedal tuning. Of course, the most fitting engine option for this bodykit would be the flagship XC60 T8 with the plug-in hybrid system producing a combined 455 hp (339 kW / 461 PS) and 709 Nm (523 lb-ft) of torque right from the factory.

In terms of cost, the bodykit will cost you €3,399 ($3,833), or up to €6,592 ($7,435) if you include the exhaust system, plus €801 ($904) for the wheels. The mechanical modifications will significantly increase the cost since you’ll need €2,282 ($2,573) for the engine software tune, €1,850 ($2,087) for the Vmax increase, €1,519 ($1,713) for the intercooler, €1,979 ($2,231) for the lowered air suspension module, €5,988 ($6,754) for the upgraded braking system and €6,592 ($7,435) for the exhaust.

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