2018 Volvo XC60 is all-new after nine years
Volvo continues its march from being a lukewarm-luxury carmaker to to one that builds proper luxury cars, revealing the all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The new model replaces the previous XC60 after nine years as their most popular product. The new one takes design cues inside and out from the XC90 and the S90, but hugely improves on them.
Engines include 254 hp T5 and 320 hp T6 models, as well as a 190 hp D4 and 235 hp D5 diesel models. While Volvo has resolved to offer only 2.0-litre engines now in various states of tune, the top T8 model is a petrol plug-in hybrid that makes 407 hp.
The 2018 XC60 offers loads of safety technology, as expected. Steer Assist has been added to the ground-breaking City Safety system. A new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation uses steer assist to help mitigate head-on collisions, while Volvo’s Blind Spot Indication System (BLIS) now uses Steer Assist functionality to reduce the risk of lane-changing collisions.
Pilot Assist, Volvo’s advanced semi-autonomous driver assistance system, which takes care of steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130 kph, is available as an option.
The new CleanZone four-zone climate system removes harmful pollutants and particles from outside the cabin to deliver “Scandinavian-fresh” air on the inside.
Volvo Cars’ driver infotainment and connected services offer, Sensus, and the Volvo On Call app both receive a graphical update with improved usability. Smartphone integration with CarPlay and Android Auto is also available.
The Volvo XC60 is set to go into production in mid-April 2017 in Sweden. Expect a UAE, KSA and GCC debut by the end of 2017.