The new 2018 Volvo XC90 is set to launch and it is predicted to top the sales chart once again. Its production begins in Torslandaverken, Sweden. The Swedish marvel Volvo is a well-known entity among SUV lovers. It produces some of the most exciting mid-size crossovers around. The XC90 model is the company’s flag bearer and it has proved its worth by topping US SUV sales charts market in 2014. It also has the record of being the best Volvo vehicle in 2005.
2018 Volvo XC90 – Redesign
Now in its 2nd generation, the new 2018 Volvo XC90 will adopt the Scalable Product Architecture by Volvo moving ahead of the previously used Volvo P2 platform. The same platform is shared by the S90 sedan. To maintain the reputation of being one of the finest luxury SUVs in the class, the 2018 Volvo XC90 will retain its appealing looks on the outside.
The sleek bodywork with smooth edges a little swept back rear is redesigned touch. The iconic slanting Volvo insignia is embossed on vertical chrome bars on the front grille. The ‘Thor’s Hammer’ styled headlights are equipped with LED lighting. Its taillights are also uniquely placed vertically extending up to the roofline. Standard 17-inch wheels and optional 18-inch wheels will have alloys.
The interior design elements of Volvo XC90 are nothing short of luxury. Wooden and metallic touches have been provided in different parts of the cabin including the dashboard. The leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats with power adjusting facility, and driver memory setting are other premium additions.
A vertically aligned 9-inch screen sits at the center that can take voice commands and has controls for basic features like navigation, smartphone integration, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to mobile devices, climate control, and a power sunroof. The keyless ignition and entry features make the SUV smarter. Its higher trims might also feature a 19-speaker Bowers and Wilkins audio system.
Enjoy a safe driving with the new XC90 courtesy its multiple safety features like collision warning, auto emergency braking, cameras for surround view and blind spot monitoring, and pedestrian detection sensors. Traction and stability controls will also be a boost for drivers.
2018 Volvo XC90 – Engine Features
The new XC90 base version will retain the 2.0 L turbo-diesel engine that can deliver 250 HP power and 258 lb-ft torque. The biggest talk of the town is the rumored entry of a hybrid powertrain powered that will deliver around 400 HP of power. Expect the fuel economy to reach 25 mpg on average with these engine specifications.
2018 Volvo XC90 – Pricing, Launch Date and Rivals
The price of 2018 Volvo XC90 is estimated to hover around $47,000. The addition of a hybrid engine will take the price up to $73,000. Its release date has been predicted to be in late 2017. The main rivals will be BMW X5, Kia Sorento and Nissan Rogue.