The 2018 Volvo XC60 debuted at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show surprising many with big numbers, a larger size, and striking looks. Volvo says their T8 “Twin Engine” (gas) plug-in hybrid will make 407 horsepower and will do a 0-62 mph (0-100 Kmh) run in 5.3 seconds. That is legitimately fast and, as with many hybrids, it will be green and efficient (about 30 miles of electric range).
European customers can expect the following. “We have a wide range of powertrains. The new XC60 will launch with the diesel D4 engine at 190 hp and the D5 with PowerPulse technology delivering 235 hp. We also have the petrol-powered T5 delivering 254 hp and the T6, which with both turbo and superchargers attached, delivers 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque,” added Henrik Green of Volvo Car Group.
The 2018 Volvo XC60 looks completely new with an exterior that’s reminiscent of the award-winning Volvo XC90. It is modern and new without misplacing its heritage. It looks like a Volvo. The interior shares the 2018 Volvo XC60 remodeling and upgrades as well. The car rides on a wheelbase that is 3.6 inches longer than on the previous generation. This will be most welcomed by the passengers in the second row.
“The XC60 is an SUV not designed to look down on others but to drive. The exterior has an athletic sculpture with a subtle, timeless quality. The interior is a masterful composition of well-resolved architecture, beautiful materials and the very latest technology – all perfectly blended together. The XC60 provides a true Scandinavian experience which will make our customers feel special,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design at Volvo Car Group.
Volvo is updating/upgrading their safety innovations they are famous for in the 2018 Volvo XC60. The 2018 Volvo XC60 has Pilot Assist which is a semi-autonomous system that can assist with steering, braking and accelerating – or take these functions over when needed. It works up to 80 mph. It also has Oncoming Lane Mitigation as well.
“We have a strong heritage in designing stylish and dynamic SUVs that offer the latest in technology. The new XC60 will be no exception. It’s the perfect car for an active lifestyle, and it represents the next step in our transformation plan,” said Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive, Volvo Car Group.
While Volvo has not mentioned pricing for the 2018 Volvo XC60, they tend to undercut their German rivals by a significant margin.
The 2018 Volvo XC60 will go into production in mid-April at the Torslanda Plant in Sweden and will be available in North American in the fall of 2017.