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Heico Sportiv tunes the Volvo XC60

September 22, 2013

Renowned Volvo tuner Heivo Sportiv has announced a neat styling and tuning program for the Volvo XC60 SUV, bringing aggressive looks and more power to the suave Swede.

Heivo Sportiv Volvo XC60

Starting with under-bonnet enhancements, the Heico Sportiv XC60 comes with an ‘e.motion’ PerformanceKit for the T6 variant. The T6 uses a 3.0-litre turbo straight-six from factory, producing 224kW and 440Nm. Although the company hasn’t mentioned specific output jumps, a similar kit for the V60 using the same engine bumps power up to 243kW.

A full dual exhaust system is also part of the package to allow the engine to breathe easier and produce an angrier note. It comes with a dual-mode muffler with valves in it that can be opened and closed for adjustable noise levels.

Heivo Sportiv Volvo XC60 rear

In other areas, performance is maximised thanks to an upgraded braking package with six-piston front calipers, while a complete sports suspension setup lies underneath, with new springs, ensuring optimum handling.

The XC60 is already quite a modern and attractive SUV, however, the Heivc Sportiv kit adds some extra spice to the exterior. There’s new front and rear bumper bar extensions, side skirts, a rear diffuser, and a set of black and machined-face alloy wheels available in sizes from 18 to 20 inches.

Head over to our Volvo XC60 T6 review for more details on the factory version.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.