After nine years and about a million copies sold, Volvo XC60 receives his successor. 2018 Volvo XC60 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, 2017. Its production has started and takes place in Sweden in Torslanda. Sale of second-generation model will begin in the second half of 2017. It is not specified at what price will be available to the new model.
The new generation of larger, XC90 SUV models, was introduced in 2014.. At the end of 2017 arrives a brand new crossover Volvo company, XC40. With the second generation XC60 models, Volvo rounds out the SUV-crossover segment.
Maybe the price of the new model is not yet known, but it is clear what is expected of us under the hood. A list made up of a 4-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, 2.0-liter. These are the engines of the new generation.
Since diesel engines, there are D4 with 190 horsepower, and the D5 with 235 horsepower. There are also petrol T5 and T6 engines. T5 engine delivers 254 horsepower, while the T6 engine develops 329 horsepower with a maximum torque of 400 Nm. There are indications that Volvo will offer a three-cylinder engines for the new XC60.
In addition to conventional version with engines 2018 Volvo XC60 offers a plug-in hybrid version. To drive this version takes care T8 same hybrid drive system, as well as larger XC90 SUV models. This system delivers more than 400 horsepower (407 hp) and allows acceleration to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds.
If Polestar version gets the green light, it will be another version that will complete the offer of the new XC60.
Design and Features
Volvo XC60 2018 set the Scalable Product Architecture platform. Compared to its predecessor, the new model gets a larger wheelbase. This gives him more spacious interior and larger trunk. The new platform makes the new model becomes slightly longer than its predecessor.
2018 XC60 is characterized by a fresh design and most modern technology, especially in terms of safety and driver assistance systems. And this Volvo is designed according to the latest stylistic language of the company. However, there has been a great influence XC90 models.
We have already mentioned that the XC90 has a big impact on the look of the new XC60. The biggest similarity is noticeable at the front of the vehicle. It resembles a from the ‘older brother’. The front end is characterized by the characteristic mask with LED lights in the form of “Thor’s hammer”.
On the rear side of the vehicle is noticeable recognizable design light clusters, which is characteristic of the Volvo SUV models. It should be noted that some elements of the vehicle’s exterior, reminiscent of that seen at 40.1 Volvo Concept model.
2018 Volvo XC60 Interior
Vehicle interior resembles the XC90, too. However, this effect is present and XC Concept. It should be noted that the interior is made of quality materials, and it is well equipped. First of all we should mention air conditioning with 4 zone equipped with a filter that prevents harmful tiny particles from the outside air.
Safety and Security
As before, this model is considered one of the safest cars on the market. This allows him City Safety System. Within it is a new technology, called Steer Assist, which is one of the main factors of the security system. This technology helps to avoid a head-on collision with the vehicle ahead. Also, there is a Blind Spot Indication System, that detects another vehicle in the blind spot.
List of such systems and functions is indeed long. We should allocate more and the Volvo City Safety system for avoiding accidents, the system assists in maintaining the direction and the Pilot Assist for semi-autonomous driving.