There is no denying that Volvo’s attempts in luxury midsized SUV segment has been pretty successful with XC60. However, the company has decided to give the popular 2018 Volvo XC60 a good makeover for counter the rivals. The makeover will result in a more enticing design and enhanced comfort in the cabin. Some images of XC60 pre-production models testing have been snapped and they have also appeared online.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Unique Feature:
The upcoming Volvo XC 60 is going to be based on the company’s acclaimed Scalable Product Architecture. It was also used to design the new XC 90. Typical Volvo design styling and elements exist in the new car. The well known “Thor’s Hammer” headlights will be there. The backside features waterfall-style taillights. Even the cabin of 2018 XC 60 from Volvo mimics that of its bigger sibling, aka XC90. The instrument cluster looks all-digital in this model. The quality of materials is also going to be boosted in this model.
The 2018 Volvo XC60 is going to be equipped with newest safety and amenities. The car may feature Volvo’s much touted IntelliSafe technologies. Volvo is keen on introducing its much touted autonomous tech in the future cars and it would be interesting to see how they deploy it in cars like the XC60. The infotainment system is also going to be enhanced.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Engine and Performance:
The Volvo XC60 2018 is going to have powerful engines. It will also get a hybrid engine for the top trim. However, the engine availability will vary from one market to another. Some markets may also get a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine in a turbocharged or regular variant. The engine output may also be tweaked for 2018 models.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Price and Expected Release Date:
As per the industry updates, 2018 Volvo XC60 will reach showrooms for sale in late 2017. The approx price for base trim is $41,945.
The Volvo XC 60 is being updated at the right time. The design needed a spruce up for some time and from spy shots, it seems Volvo has done a nice job at pepping up the aesthetic appeal. Its interior is also expected to be modernized. The car is also getting enhanced engine units. Same can be said about the in-cabin entertainment and safety technologies. The pricing also needs to be done right. The car will lock horns with popular rivals like Audi SQ5, Mercedes GLC-class, and BMW X3.