Seen as an effort by Volvo to widen its grip on the car market and probably see its sales go up all over the world, the company is at it once again. Picking from the exact spot the last model left, the company is currently working on the new 2018 Volvo XC60.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Exterior Body Styles and Interior Changes
Considering this 2018 Volvo XC60 is still a few months before we finally see it on our roads, the maker has kept every single detail about the exterior design a secret. However, from images we have managed to see so far, we do not expect to see major changes on the outside. The 2018 Volvo XC60 will come with the same shape, but if you take a closer look you will notice taillights, which are now narrower than what we saw on the last model. While the side skirts have also been carried over, the bumper has been revisited and together with the wave cut the light on the rear end, the car now looks more aggressive more than ever.
These are modern times and for an industry that is heating up with competition, there is no way designers are going to leave things the way they are. The interior design is going to be presented in one of the most stunning ways. It will be based on SPA platform and that alone means one thing; more space for both passengers and cargo and the cabin will come with enough space for 5 people. It is not going to stop there, for convenience purposes, dashboard and all the seats are going to be slightly redesigned; not only will they be positioned well but we also expect quality and comfy materials all go into their constructions and finishing. Touch panel will also receive a few finer touches; it is going to be much wider than that current model.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Engine and Performance
The company having always created the car with 3 or 4 cylinder power, we can easily predict what the new 2018 Volvo XC60 will come fully equipped with. In fact, it is said that the 2018 XC 60 will sport the same Drive-E 4-cylinder engine; the very engine that is found in almost every Volvo cars on our roads. As of now, we don’t now the exact engine that will power the upcoming 2018 Volvo XC60, but if all the rumors milling around is anything to go by, we could actually see the car come fully fitted with the same engine, which we saw on the last model. It might come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (T5) and an optional turbocharged and supercharger 2.0-liter engine (T6). The turbocharged inline 5 could be done away with. When it comes to power output, we are looking at 240 hp for the T5 and slightly over 300 hp for the T6. Plus, an 8-speed automatic is going to deliver power to the front or optionally to all four wheels. Additionally, even as we wait for the automaker to make everything official, there is word gin round that Volvo will introduce a hybrid or plug-in hybrid.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Price and Release Date
If this is the kind of machine you would love to get your hands on, it is said that the new Volvo XC60 2018 will be presented to the public sometime in 2017, as 2018 model. As for the price, we all should expect a base price of around $41,945.