Every important brand has a luxury crossover model in their selection and because the popularity of these vehicles remains to grow the brands are investing great effort to provide more and more crossover and SUV models. Volvo is also eager to increase its crossover lineup with the new XC40 whilst it renovated their flagship model XC90. But before the new model comes, Volvo is focusing on the new generation of its best-selling Volvo XC 60 which may come as the 2018 Volvo XC60.
NEW FOR 2018:
The heavily hidden model of the second-generation XC60 was found several times. But, the thick hide doesn’t reveal a lot however many detectable cues give some idea about the new model. It is clear that new XC60 can get powerful motivation from the larger XC90 model. In that context, the models may share the same platform and could have similar design cues, interior styling, powertrain lineup and technology features. But, with more compact proportions and lower price, the new XC60 is going to be inexpensive for the broader range of buyers than their bigger nephew and it may even increase their current population of fans.
2018 VOLVO XC60: PLATFORM, DESIGN
The new generation 2018 Volvo XC60 may employ brand’s SPA modular platform which has already been the base of the new V90 truck and S90 sedan models as well as of the mentioned XC90. Volvo invested great amount of money in to this modular platform which has been developed on the same principles as other modern platforms. Lightweight design, increased stiffness, flexible widths and wheelbases as well as support for different powertrains and modern technology are advantages of this modern architecture. All that may improve performance, performance and already immersive security ratings of this model.
Being based on the same platform as the bigger Xc90, the new XC60 may also adopt similar exterior design. But, smaller proportions of this model will help it to have more athletic appearance than the larger SUV model. Which will be particularly notable from their page side thanks to the more intense roofline and rear quarter panels. On the other give, the model may also include signature Thor’s Hammer 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 may include modern dash design with the large middle screen that rests between two air vents. Thanks to the enhanced technology, the model may include less physical controls and will feature cleaner design.
The new XC60 may also give unmatched comfort thanks to probably the best-in-class seat design. Added to that will be handsome interior textures and styles followed with high material and construct quality.
The safety is also place Volvo provides their best and the new XC60 may also provide plenty of safety features. You will have techniques like ahead collision warning, street departure warning and intervention, auto cruise control, autopilot program, etc. The autopilot program should be capable of providing autonomous velocity, braking and steering at boosts to 80 mph.
2018 VOLVO XC60: POWERTRAINS
Motivating the new 2018 Volvo XC60 may be a similar selection of the powertrains as on the XC90. Expect the T5 edition with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of producing around 240 hp.
The T6 edition gets a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder system with projected productivity of more than 300 hp.
The model may employ an eight-speed automatic transmission and should come with both the front- and all-wheel drive.
Volvo may also offer the T8 plug-in hybrid edition which is capable of the similar performance as the XC90 T8 version.
2018 VOLVO XC60: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new 2018 Volvo XC60 may arrive some time in 2017 as the 2018 model and the new XC may follow after. Expect the price range to begin from the lower $40, 000 area.