2018 Volvo XC60 Redesign and Release
Many expect that the new generation Volvo XC60 crossover SUV model is available already in mid-2016, as a 2017 MY. According to previous announcements, the new model was supposed to arrive with some minor changes and enhancements compared to the current model. By all appearances, these rumors and assumptions have been proven to be inaccurate. 2018 Volvo XC60 comes with a complete redesign and improved powertrains. The redesign will include the exterior and interior of the vehicle, based on the larger model of Volvo’s SUV lineup, XC90 model.
Amended look, enhanced performance, new systems and technology, will make the new XC60 is a step ahead of the competition. Finally Audi Q5 will get a worthy competitor in the battle for supremacy and domination in the class.
2018 Volvo XC60 Changes and Specs
Photos masked test specimen of a new generation XC60 models reveal possible changes, compared to the outgoing model. The design of the car will remind you, to a large extent, the XC90 model. It is obvious that the Volvo XC90 is extremely pleased with the success of the model, however, has decided to offer its smaller version, as a XC60 2018 model . In any case, the new XC60 will be more economical, more advanced and more accessible at the price of its “big brother”. Compared to the current model, the new model gets a revised design of lighting groups and bumpers with chrome endings.
Like many other models of the company, the 2018 Volvo XC60 will be set to the new SPA flexible platform. Compared to its predecessor, the new model should keep the same dimensions. This means that the vehicle is about 182 inches long with a wheelbase of about 109 inches. It should be noted that there is a possibility of increasing the wheel-based chassis with the new generation models. However, this information is not officially confirmed.
Similar to the new XC90 SUV, the 2018 XC60 will possess the most modern systems and technologies. On the list standard equipment will find a larger touchscreen for the infotainment system, Smartphone connectivity, Apple CarPlay … In addition, we should expect the vehicle to be equipped with Volvo’s Pilot Assist II semi-autonomous driving system.
2018 Volvo XC60 SUV will be available in all major world markets. Depending on the needs and requirements of certain markets, will be different powertrain unit. For now it is known that in a bid to be included 2.0-liter turbocharged T5 petrol engine and 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine. Gas version also offers the XC90 model, in which develops 254 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. Diesel aggregate versions will be available in several different versions, a power range goes from 187 to 232 horsepower.
In addition to conventional versions of the engines, the range will be found and the version with a hybrid powertrain. 2018 Volvo XC60 Plug-In Hybrid will arrive a little later on the market. For its powertrain, will form the basis T8 twin petrol engine.