The Volvo is a famous car manufacturer based in Sweden. The company is known for luxurious car models including the XC60 which is a popular model in the auto market today. It is now nearly eight years since the vehicle was first launched in the market. The Volvo XC60 went through a huge redesign three years ago. The automaker has unveiled plans of upgrading the car for its third generation which will be released for the 2018 year model. There are still few details about its redesign features. However, there are various spy shots that were taken of the prototype model going through testing in the streets of Amsterdam. The 2018 Volvo XC60 is expected to come with upgraded exterior and interior styling. Consumers should expect impressive upgrades on the engine options.
2018 Volvo XC-60 – Features and Design:
The Swedish automakers, however, seems to have interesting plans for the car as far as the exterior styling is concerned. These include designing the chassis with a combination of high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum materials to reduce the car’s overall weight hence improving the aerodynamic performance as well as fuel economy. The 2018 Volvo XC60 will maintain the previous elegant side skirts. The SUV adopts larger air intakes for enhanced engine cooling and LED headlights for better visibility. You should also expect LED technology to be featured for the fog lights and taillights. The rear end adopts a sportier appearance with premium exhaust pipes. The vehicle rides on 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
The 2018 Volvo XC60 is a luxurious and comfortable car in its cabin and consumers should expect high-quality leather upholstery on both the driver and passengers seats. The cabin is spacious enough capable of carrying up to five adult persons. The seating arrangement allows for sufficient headroom and legroom which minimizes fatigue due to longer rides. The 2018 Volvo XC60 will be also offered with a revised dashboard featuring a wide touchscreen infotainment display.
Other standard interior equipment is automated climate control, new air conditioner, premium sound system with CD/MP3/MP4 player, HD AM/FM satellite radio, Bluetooth audio integration, USB ports interface and others. Among the safety and driver assistance equipment and features are; adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring system. Also, there is a numerous airbags and safety belt for every seat, line-departure warning system, and others.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Engine Specs:
The automaker is likely to maintain the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged T5 petrol engine. This is the same motor that is powering the current model and is currently rated at 300 hp. Power output will definitely increase for the upcoming 2018 Volvo XC60. Consumers can also opt for a 2.0-liter 4-cylider diesel engine which is capable of producing up to 240 hp. Both models will have drivetrains mated to 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Rumors Date and Expected Price:
Consumers are expecting the car to enter the SUV market at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year. The current model goes for around $42,000 for the base model. The main competitor is the new Audi Q5 model.