The Volvo XC60 represent almost one third of the company’s global sales, making it one of the most important models in the automaker’s lineup. It is also among the earliest models Volvo offers, that makes the debut of the upgraded 2018 Volvo XC60 that much more essential.
Based on the same scalable vehicle architecture that forms the basis for the larger 7-passenger XC90, the new 5-passenger XC60 SUV will be used in T5, T6, and T8 Twin Engine model series, and in Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription trim. Production of the brand-new XC60 begins in April 2017 in Sweden; the SUV is anticipated to show up in the United States by the end of this year.
2018 Volvo XC60 Exterior
Longer, lower, and wider than the model it replaces, the 2018 XC60 is bigger than prior to but weighs about the same as the old model thanks to greater use of lightweight products.
Volvo calls the new XC60 “athletic … subtle and timeless,” apt descriptors for exactly what is a good-looking vehicle. Styling cues are plainly taken from the bigger 90-series models, from the Thor’s hammer headlights to the large, thin-spoke aluminum wheels available for the Inscription trim level.
Choose the XC60 R-Design for a sportier look with particular design details, body-color trim, and special oversized wheels that make the SUV appear to have actually embraced the percentages of a Hot Wheels car.
2018 Volvo XC60 Interior
As is true of the outside, the XC60’s interior appear like a scaled down variation of what you would find within the XC90. Volvo characterizes the XC60’s cabin as “beautifully appointed and calm,” a “skillful structure” of design, products, and technology.
Equipped with seating for 5 individuals, 4 residents are most likely to be comfy due to the XC60’s narrower width compared with the XC90.
2018 Volvo XC60 Engine
The 2018 XC60 will be provided in three powertrain choices including a 2.0-liter turbo-four in the T5, a 2.0-liter very- and turbocharged I-4 in the T6, and a 400-hp plug-in hybrid that combines the T6’s engine to an electric motor. Expect the base 2.0-liter turbo-four to be rated around 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, with the extremely- and turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 checking in at 316 hp and 295 lb-ft. An eight-speed automatic transmission must be the only gearbox readily available throughout the entire lineup. Volvo also states that the lighter and smaller XC60 plug-in hybrid need to be able to take a trip more miles in EV mode compared with the much heavier XC90.
2018 Volvo XC60 Price
Prices info will be revealed closer to the marketplace launch. Competitors consist of the typical suspects in the small high-end SUV sector such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. There’s also the Jaguar F-Pace plus its brand-new business cousin: Land Rover’s hot Range Rover Velar.