Recording impressive sales record in the current SUV market has never been easy. This is due to the stiff competition that exists. However, Volvo car manufacturer has managed to keep its customers happy with their top compact crossover vehicle models. Among their best productions is the XC90 model which has been set for an update in the recent year. The Volvo XC90 is known for its high performance and impressive exterior and interior styling. The manufacturer is planning to update the vehicle for 2018 year model. The new model will be also known as 2018 Volvo XC90.
2018 Volvo XC90 – Seductive Style:
The vehicle will present a new modern exterior styling. The chassis will feature high-strength steel and lightweight materials. The lightweight design has been adopted to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle hence giving it a better aerodynamic performance and enhanced fuel efficiency. Steel will help in improving the car’s stability. The bonnet now comes sleek without the previous upraised margins while the front bumper receives a sporty layout. The 2018 Volvo XC90 will ride on massive 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels which make the car more suitable for off-road drives. The grille and will also be upgraded with new modifications. You should also expect the new LED headlights to features specialized crystal glass casing.
The car’s interior section appears more attractive with new infotainment features and high-tech technological equipment. The 2018 Volvo XC90 is really attractive and comfortable in the cabin, thanks to its leather upholstered seats and extended headroom. The enhancement will also be made to make the cabin more spacious and you should expect sufficient legroom. The Volvo XC90 is also going to feature numerous standard equipment including automatic climate control, premium air conditioner, GPS, GSM, Wi-Fi and other. Entertainment will be provided by a 5-speaker sound system featuring satellite radio, USB ports interface, Bluetooth smartphone and audio integration, CD/MP3, MP4 player.
The dashboard is going to get an excellent update with 8-inch infotainment display screen where consumers will access the car’s operation and control features. The Swedish manufacturer is also going to offer a wide range of safety and driver assistance equipment. These include quality safety belts and airbags, cruise control, line-departure monitoring system, blind-spot warning system, emergency braking system, parking assist, antilock brakes and others.
2018 Volvo XC90 – Engine Department:
The 2017 Volvo XC90 will be fitted with the same engine unit featured by the T5 and T6 models. This is the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which is rated to produce 316 hp at 295 lb-ft of torque. The 4-inline engine will be the base drivetrain and will be mated to 8-speed automatic transmission which will send power to an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. This powertrain is rated at the impressive fuel efficiency of 21 mpg combined EPA. The 2017 Volvo XC90 is capable of reaching the 60 miles per hour mark within 5 seconds. There are rumors that the automaker will offer a hybrid engine though this has not been confirmed.
2018 Volvo XC90 – Date of Arrival and Price:
There are great chances that the car will be released towards the end of next year. The 2018 Volvo XC90 will cost around $50,000 as its base price. It’s higher trim versions will be priced as much as $70,000. So, the major competitors for the 2018 Volvo XC90 are Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander, and Chevy Blazer.