The Volvo XC60 2018, a successor of the popular XC60 will go on sale in 2018, as the name states. The old XC60 model desperately needed a replacement since it has been here for almost a decade. Although the Swedish manufacturer keeps quiet about the new Volvo XC60 2018, we managed to get the latest information about the second largest SUV Volvo has to offer.
Volvo XC60 2018 – Exterior and Interior Design
The newest Volvo XC60 version is characterized by the same Thor’s Hammer LED headlights and the taillights as the XC90 model. As seen on photos taken in the streets of Amsterdam, the car is heavily camouflaged with black plastic. It covers almost 90% of the exterior, so we cannot determine what will the details look like.
Nevertheless, the roof line bears a strong resemblance to the Volvo XC90. The Volvo XC60 2018 design won’t extremely change, but as far as we see, it sure looks a bit smaller, but more sporty than its precursor.
The newest XC60 crossover interior features won’t be much different from the XC90 model features. There will be a slight change in dashboard and seat design, as well as the touch panel. The dashboard features a big portrait screen, while the touch panel is wider than the one on XC60.
The overall cabin design is inspired by the XC90 SUV and S90. The car offers a fully digitalized semi-autonomous system. It will also have the automatic boot opening, just like the XC90.
Volvo XC60 2018 – Power Expectations
It may be too soon to jump to conclusions because the manufacturer didn’t say anything about the engine. However, it is most likely the new 2018 Volvo XC60 will have 2.0-liter T5 and T6, generating 245 hp and T6 300 hp. The new version might be a hybrid or an electric type.
Considering the fact that the XC90 has a top speed of 143 mph and the consumption of 19/27 mpg for city/highway driving, the newer version will probably have the same performance. Nevertheless, they may introduce three-cylinder engines on Volvo XC60 2018. Also, different markets will probably offer several engine type options to choose from.
Even though the new Volvo crossover shows great potential, its competition is tough. The biggest XC60 2018 rivals are BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Jaguar F-Pace.
Volvo XC60 2018 – Price and Launch Date
Volvo announced that the newest model will be launched in late 2017. We can expect the XC60 2018 will hit the road in early 2018.
Taking into consideration that the current XC60 price is $41,945, we can only assume that the improvements will add up a few thousand dollars to the price.
By looking at the photos taken in the streets of Amsterdam, we can tell the Volvo XC60 2018 SUV seems great. The exterior may be camouflaged, but it still features some important parts of its precursor.
The whole styling will surely be changed and it will be smaller than the XC90 model. It might have a different kind of engine, but it certainly won’t let the customers down. Try this car out and you will not get disappointed.