Volvo’s best-selling XC60 entered to its second-generation as the 2018 model and the world premiere was at the Geneva Auto Show. The version that will be bought 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 estimated that model as the smaller XC90 variation but that make it no less interesting.
With the new platform, redefined dimensions and trio of new powertrains this model promises greater character and drive comfort. However, 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 tours on Volvo’s variable Scalable Solution Architecture as the greater XC90 with which this model shares a lot of its styling. However, with the new platform, the new XC60 has also transformed its proportions. The model is both lengthier and larger but in addition lower to the ground. The length gets 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 takes 74.9 inches and height is 65.3 inches.
The larger amounts increasing model’s interior comfort and also have the positive affect car’s character but the positive effect is also on the appearance of the model. The new XC60 amounts provide it more athletic and elegant form and flowing body lines also add to that. The styling elements are similar as on other Volvos especially as on the larger XC90. The new version of Volvo’s trademark grille looks slimmer and there are, of course, LED headlights with Thor’s Hammer-like accents. The new XC60 also continues with the signature straight taillights but with the slightly reshaped lower portion.
From the cabin perspective, the new XC60 offers exceptional awareness and the extraordinary ease in the constant with this brand. The leather seats is likely to be super accommodating while additional period and size suggest more relaxed head and legroom.
The interior styling is also fine and balanced with wonderful trim inserts. The Nappa leather is standard and you can also get the rear timber accents. The latest Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system comes with the portrait-oriented 9-inch display. The multi-functional exhibit also comes in the place of the traditional gauges.
What also is guaranteed with the new Volvo is the security and the brand also delivers new advanced security programs to the game. The safety list can contain adaptive cruise get a grip on, biker, pedestrian and dog recognition, crisis braking, lane maintaining help, lane departure caution, crisis braking, etc. However, Volvo also offers the Pilot Help system. This system, on well-marked roads at speeds up to 80 mph offers get a grip on over the acceleration, steering, braking and lane shifting. The new feature is also Oncoming Line Mitigation that ought to reduce head-on accidents.
2018 VOLVO XC60 USA VERSION: POWERTRAINS
Powering the 2018 Volvo XC60 USA version is likely to 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 that four-cylinder model offers is likely to 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 can reach 316 hp and torque 295 lb-ft. These engine options works in the combination with the eight-speed automatic transmission.
The third power choice, the T8 variation should come with the plug-in powertrain. This system combines the engine from the T6 variation 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 is likely to be close to 400 hp and range that complete battery should protect must 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 can, but, be in showrooms by the end of this year. The price should start from $45, 900.