Volvo introduces all new 2018 XC60: Swedish simplicity

Volvo has done it once again. Volvo introduced the all-new 2018 XC60 at the Geneva Motor Show that kicked off yesterday. It is replacing the current outgoing XC60, and boasts all-new design and sheet metal.

The XC60 serves as the little brother to the award winning XC90 model, and part of the 60-series of cars behind the (again) award winning 90-Series range. It offers a wide range of engines, trims, and options paired with elegant Swedish design in a smaller package.

At the top-end, Volvo is bringing their T8 Twin Engine Supercharged & Turbocharged Hybrid Drive-E system to the XC60 from the XC90. It will push 400 hp, and take 5.3 seconds from 0 to 60. Other engine choices will be either 240 HP T5 or 300 HP T6 model. Expect Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription models, also. In other markets, the XC60 can come paired with a Drive-E Diesel engine.

The new Volvo XC60

“We have a strong heritage in designing stylish and dynamic SUVs that offer the latest in technology. The new XC60 will be no exception. It’s the perfect car for an active lifestyle, and it represents the next step in our transformation plan,” said Håkan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo Group.

The XC60 will also build upon Volvo’s commitment to safety and their promise to no deaths in their vehicles by 2020. A suite of safety features are available such as Lane Mitigation, City Safety crash prevention systems, and semi-autonomous driving features. The car is also built on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture platform, making it the third vehicle on the platform.

On the inside, Volvo continues its beautiful Swedish design with natural reclaimed wood, aluminium, leather, and exceptional seats. It features Volvo’s large Sensus radio system that can be paired with the Bowers & Wilkins system found in the S90, V90, and XC90.

Volvo hasn’t announced pricing, but the outgoing model started MSRP was $40,950, so I don’t expect much of difference. The XC90 will begin production at Volvo’s Torslanda, Sweden plant in April and will be available late Summer and early Fall.

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