Volvo’s best-selling XC60 joined to their second-generation as the 2018 model and the world premiere was at the Geneva Auto Show. The version that will be distributed over the Atlantic pulled the wraps down at the New York Auto Show. The new 2018 Volvo XC60 USA version is not, of course, the full surprise as we expected this model as the smaller XC90 version but which make it number less interesting.
With the new platform, redefined proportions and trio of new powertrains this model promises better character and journey comfort. But, the new styling is also the step ahead while we all know that Swedish manufacturer builds the reputation on the safety and interior comfort.
2018 VOLVO XC60 USA VERSION: DESIGN
The new 2018 Volvo XC60 USA version trips on Volvo’s flexible Scalable Product Architecture as the bigger XC90 with which this model shares a lot of its styling. But, with the new platform, the new XC60 in addition has changed their proportions. The model is both longer and larger but in addition lower to the ground. The length gains 2.4 inches for the total of 184.6 inches while the wheelbase has expanded by 3.6 inches to 112.8 inches. The width requires 74.9 inches and height is 65.3 inches.
The larger dimensions improving model’s interior comfort and also have the positive impact on car’s character but the positive effect is also on the appearance of the model. The new XC60 dimensions give it more athletic and elegant form and flowing body lines also increase that. The styling elements are similar as on other Volvos especially as on the larger XC90. The new version of Volvo’s signature grille looks slimmer and there are, of course, LED headlights with Thor’s Hammer-like accents. The new XC60 also remains with the signature straight taillights but with the slightly reshaped lower portion.
From the cabin perspective, the new XC60 gives outstanding awareness and the extraordinary ease in the constant with this brand. The leather chairs will be very helpful while additional length and thickness mean more relaxed mind and legroom.
The interior styling is also handsome and balanced with great trim inserts. The Nappa leather is standard and you can also get the rear wood accents. The latest Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system comes with the portrait-oriented 9-inch display. The multi-functional show also comes in the place of the traditional gauges.
What also is guaranteed with the new Volvo is the protection and the brand also delivers new sophisticated protection systems to the game. The safety number may contain adaptive sail get a grip on, cyclist, pedestrian and animal detection, crisis braking, street maintaining help, street departure caution, crisis braking, etc. But, Volvo also offers the Pilot Guide system. This technique, on well-marked highways at speeds up to 80 mph gives get a grip on over the acceleration, steering, braking and street shifting. The new feature is also Oncoming Range Mitigation that ought to prevent head-on accidents.
2018 VOLVO XC60 USA VERSION: POWERTRAINS
Powering the 2018 Volvo XC60 USA version will be three powertrains including the plug-in hybrid version.
The T5 model comes with the direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. The power this four-cylinder system gives will be around 250 hp and torque around 258 lb-ft. When this engine comes in the supercharged and turbocharged variant in the T6 model the power may reach 316 hp and torque 295 lb-ft. These engine options will continue to work in the combination with the eight-speed automatic transmission.
The third power option, the T8 version can come with the plug-in powertrain. This technique combines the engine from the T6 version which powers the front wheels and an electric motor for the rear wheels’power. The part of the system is also a 9.2 KW battery. The total output will be close to 400 hp and range that complete battery must protect should be around 20 miles.
2018 VOLVO XC60 USA VERSION: ARRIVAL, PRICE
Volvo hasn’t revealed the price and release date specifics for the 2018 Volvo XC60 USA version. The model may, however, take showrooms by the end of this year. The price must start from $45, 900.