The 2018 Volvo XC60 will soon hit the market with some impressive upgrades. The Volvo XC60 model has been around since the year 2013. The new SUV is going to present the third generation of the model. It will come as the fourth updated model after the XC90, S90 and the V90. The vehicle is going to build on the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture platform). It has been spotted undergoing tests before getting its way into the market probably in 2018. Although the spy shots show the car under heavy wrapping, some design upgrades can easily be seen, especially exterior redesign.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Improved Body:
The Volvo has done a great job by giving the new body shape that distinguishes it from the old plastic panel. The 2018 Volvo XC60 shares the boxy SUV proportions with its bigger brother, the XC90, especially in the exterior design platform. It also borrows the bluff front fascia but with revamped bumper and grille. Its air vents have also been redesigned allowing for enhanced engine cooling. The Volvo is going to use the same stylish LED headlights that are fitted for the S90, XC90, and V90.
The rear end boast of a new pair of tall, angular taillights, premium exhaust pipe. A steeply curved windscreen lends the rear end a sportier appearance. The body of the Volvo XC60 2018 is going to be made from a combination of lightweight aluminum and high-strength steel materials. This will enhance the aerodynamic power and fuel efficiency. It will ride on larger aluminum alloy wheels.
The interior design for this model still remains a mystery considering that spy shots cannot reveal anything about the cabin. However, the vehicle is known for its classy and modern interior styling. Prepare yourself for great comfort through the leather upholstered seats. It is anticipated that the automaker going to extend the fine leather trimming to the dashboard and the steering wheel. Its dashboard should get some upgrades featuring a larger infotainment touchscreen display at the center stack. A few more buttons should feature in the steering wheel.
Among the interior cabin, the package includes a new air conditioner, automated climate control, satellite navigation system, smartphone integration, Wi-Fi connectivity feature and others. The 2018 Volvo XC60 presents a roomy interior with sufficient legroom and headroom. The Volvo has added an array of safety and driver assistance features such as blind spot monitoring system, lane departure warning system, premium safety belts and air bags, automatic emergency braking system, parking assists and rear view camera among others. Expect a more refined premium sound system with satellite radio, compatible USB interface, Bluetooth audio connectivity and CD/MP3/MP4 player.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Powertrain and Gearbox:
When it comes to powertrain, a range of powerful 4-cylinder engines. The entry level will be a 2.0- liter T5 petrol engine that delivers 240 horsepower. You should also expect diesel and plug-in hybrid models with front-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations. The 2018 Volvo XC60 will come with a decent automatic gearbox option.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Debut Time, Price, and Rivals:
The SUV is being upgraded for the 2018 model year. So, it is likely to be released at the end of next year. This entry-level model will cost around $37,000 while the top-range model should go for around $50,000. The 2018 Volvo XC60 is going to face stiff competition from the BMW X3.