2018 Volvo XC60 Redesign, Specs, Price

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The XC60 has been Volvo’s best-selling model in the US, but it wasn’t the best-selling crossover in its class. In fact, the older model has been regarded as being one of, the worse cars in its class. It was dull, not that good to drive and it featured less features than the competition. This changed with the new 2018 Volvo XC60. This is a brand new car built from scratch to trump its rivals and give their customers a true premium crossover. The new model is based on Volvo’s modular architecture which also underpins the larger XC90.

In Detail

Thanks to this platform the new XC60 is slightly longer than before, it has a longer wheelbase, and it is lower too. Thanks to these new proportions the car looks, and feels, more planted to the road. The new platform also allowed Volvo to build a lighter and safer car than before too.

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Driving Characteristics

While its predecessor was dull, the new model is far better than it. For starters, on the road, it feels more like a sedan than a tall crossover. This is mostly thanks to its highly capable adaptive suspension system which can be had as an option. Even the base models feel great as there is a minimal amount of body roll through the corners. Some people complained that the XC60 has a too fast steering rack. Even though this may be true, it is not a bad thing to have as it gives the driver a lot more control over how it does on the road. The brakes are the same as those on the larger car while the wheels are just as big. Thanks to its rather wide tires, good amount of sidewall and lightweight rims, the new XC60 has to be one of the better cars in its class regarding driving characteristics.

What It Comes With?

The 2018 Volvo XC60 comes with a good selection of engines offering between 250 and 400 horsepower. These are the same as those found in the larger car. However, this smaller XC60 has a slightly different tune for its gearbox, so it seems more eager to go fast which is very impressive from a Volvo. Regarding features, there is a really good selection of equipment which will make life inside the cabin is. The materials are also well above the average of its class while the build quality has to be one of the best we have seen in a car at this price point.

2018 Volvo XC60 Overview

XC60 2018 will be offered in three powertrain options including a 2.0-liter turbo-4 in T5, a 2.0-liter super and turbocharged I-4 on the T6, and a plug-in 400 hp hybrid pairing the T6’s Engine to an electric motor Expect a 2.0-liter turbo-four base Will be rated around 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, with 2.0 liters of I-4 and turbocharged incoming 316 hp and 295 lb-ft.

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An eight-speed automatic transmission should be the only gearbox available in the entire lineup. Volvo also said that the lighter and smaller XC60 hybrid plug-in should be able to travel more miles in EV mode than the heavier XC90.

Available features include a large digital multi-information display that replaces traditional gauges, leather seats, premium Bowers & Wilkins audio systems, LED lights, Volvo Sensor infotainment systems with 9-inch portrait touch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation and panorama. Sunroof

2018 Volvo XC60 Safety

NHTSA and IIHS have not tested the Volvo XC60 2018. A full suite of active driver and driver support features will be available, including adaptive cruise control, pedestrian and cycler detection, large animal detection, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, line lane assistance, route departure warnings and Pilot Assist, semi- Semi Volvo – An autonomous driver driving system that controls steering, braking and lanes changes at speeds of up to 80 mph in well-marked streets. New safety features include Mitigation Lane, designed to prevent direct collisions.

2018 Volvo XC60 Release Date and Price

The car will be based on the same modular architecture, also called SPA, as the XC90. This combined a transverse front engine with a variable length wheelbase, so the XC60 should be just as refined as its larger siblings. Even though it still is a few weeks away from release, expect it to be a completely new model over the original.

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