Every major company has a luxury crossover model in its collection and because the popularity of these vehicles continues to grow the brands are investing great work to offer more and more crossover and SUV models. Volvo is also keen to grow its crossover lineup with the new XC40 while it renovated its flagship model XC90. But before the new model comes, Volvo is focusing on the new generation of its best-selling Volvo XC 60 which will come as the 2018 Volvo XC60.
NEW FOR 2018:
The heavily concealed prototype of the second-generation XC60 was caught many times. But, the thick camouflage doesn’t reveal a lot however, many detectable cues give some idea about the new model. It is clear that new XC60 can get strong creativity from the larger XC90 model. In that situation, the models will share the same platform and will have similar design cues, interior styling, powertrain lineup and engineering features. But, with more compact proportions and lower price, the new XC60 will be affordable for the broader range of buyers than its bigger uncle and it might even grow its current population of fans.
2018 VOLVO XC60: PLATFORM, DESIGN
The new generation 2018 Volvo XC60 will use brand’s SPA modular platform which had been the base of the new V90 truck and S90 sedan models as well as of the mentioned XC90. Volvo used enormous amount of money into that modular platform which has been made on the same principles as other contemporary platforms. Light design, increased stiffness, variable widths and wheelbases as well as support for different powertrains and contemporary technology are advantages of this contemporary architecture. All that’ll improve performance, efficiency and presently immersive security ratings of this model.
Being centered on the same platform as the bigger Xc90, the new XC60 may also adopt similar outside design. But, smaller proportions of this model will help it to to own more athletic appearance than the larger SUV model. Which will be specially significant from its profile side thanks to the more intense roofline and rear quarter panels. On the other hand, the model may also include signature Thor’s Claw headlights and slimmer grille design. There may also be a familiar form of the taillights.
The cabin design of the new XC60 may also follow the similar strategy as the S90 and XC90 models. The model will include contemporary dash design with the large center monitor that sits between two air vents. Thanks to the enhanced engineering, the model will include less physical regulates and will feature cleaner design.
The new XC60 may also give unparalleled comfort thanks to probably the best-in-class chair design. Added to that’ll be handsome interior textures and styles used with high product and build quality.
The safety is also place Volvo allows its best and the new XC60 may also provide plenty of safety features. There will be programs like ahead collision caution, lane departure caution and intervention, auto cruise get a grip on, automation process, etc. The autopilot process should really be capable of providing autonomous acceleration, braking and steering at speeds up to 80 mph.
2018 VOLVO XC60: POWERTRAINS
Motivating the new 2018 Volvo XC60 will be a similar collection of the powertrains as on the XC90. Expect the T5 variation with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of producing around 240 hp.
The T6 variation gets a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder device with projected output of more than 300 hp.
The model will use an eight-speed automatic transmission and can come with both the front- and all-wheel drive.
Volvo may also offer the T8 plug-in hybrid variation which will be ready of the similar performance as the XC90 T8 version.
2018 VOLVO XC60: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new 2018 Volvo XC60 will arrive sometime in 2017 as the 2018 model and the new XC will follow after. Expect the price range to begin from the lower $40, 000 area.