When you think about Volvo, you immediately think about their amazing wagons, beautiful sedans, and safety. The truth is that the brand tried to resist as much as they could to the crossover SUVs. However, they realized they were losing a huge market and this is one of the reasons why they decided to launch the XC90, which has been heavily awarded.
So, with the intuit of pursuing the market, Volvo decided to launch a smaller XC90 – the 2018 Volvo XC60.
The 2018 Volvo XC60 features only 5 seats on a two-row SUV and it will be directly competing with Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, and Jaguar F-Pace.
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2018 Volvo XC60 Release Date
The 2018 Volvo XC60 arrived at the dealerships on latest August. So, if you still didn’t get a chance to check it out, make sure you do.
2018 Volvo XC60 Price
The starting price of the base model of the 2018 Volvo XC60 is $41,500.
2018 Volvo XC60 Redesign and Changes
The new 2018 Volvo XC60 uses the same modular platform that the XC90 used and it’s quite interesting to see how it fits in a smaller car.
One of the best things about the 2018 Volvo XC60 is that Volvo decided to change quite a bit from the design to the engines as well.
The outside of the 2018 Volvo XC60 features a beautiful grille that now reaches the headlights, giving the front a more convex design. When you compare the 2018 Volvo XC60 with the XC90, you’ll notice that it is lower to the grand and longer. In addition, it looks a lot more sportier than the previous model.
On the back, the 2018 Volvo XC60 taillights will remain vertical. However, there are some added elements that will give the rear illumination an L shape.
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2018 Volvo XC60 Specs
All the 2018 Volvo XC60 models will use the same 8-speed automatic gearbox, and they are all four-wheel drive.
In what related to the engines themselves, you’ve got plenty to choose from. The base model of the 2018 Volvo XC60 starts with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that is capable of producing 250 of horsepower and 258 pound-feet. You also have the option to choose the 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 360 of horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
These are the two engines that you have available in case you went to the dealership in August. However, during this month, you’ll have other engine choices for the 2018 Volvo XC60. The 2018 Volvo XC60 will also feature the T8 eAWD plugin hybrid model which is capable of producing 400 of horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque.
2018 Volvo XC60 Interior
When you look inside the new 2018 Volvo XC60, you’ll immediately remember about the XC90. The upholstery, the seats, and even the dashboard look quite the same. You’ll specially notice that the 12.3 inches digital dial display and the 9.0 inches touchscreen are the same. However, the sat nav is now included as a standard.
One of the main differences is that since the 2018 Volvo XC60 is longer, there will be more space for the passengers’ legs.
In terms of security, you know Volvo. So, you can count on having a new standard system that will help you steer away from a potential collision, steer assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and even Pilot Assist (an optional feature) that is Volvo’s semi-autonomous driving mode.