Update, March 8-th, 2017: official photos
As we know, the XC60 model from Volvo debuted eight years ago and over the years became one of the best luxury SUVs. In those eight years, we saw one, we can clearly say big redesign and that redesign was back in 2013. Now, we can expect one more great update because the next generation of this model will be introduced very soon. However, we don’t have so many official pieces of information about new 2018 Volvo XC60. We have some spy photos from the testing in Amsterdam, but in those photos, this model has a lot of camos.
2018 Volvo XC60 Changes
As we mention, we have only spy photos of this model, because it is still in the early stage of development. In those photos, this vehicle has a lot of camos, and it is quite impossible to notice changes. However, there are a lot of reliable rumors and speculations about which changes we can expect. According to photos, the body of this prototype is covered with some black plastic, and that is definitely not the classic camo. This model will definitely have the different exterior design compared to the current model. Some people say that the design will be revolutionary. Probably the entire front fascia will be redesigned starting from the grille to the bumper and to the headlights. What is certain is that all the lighting on the vehicle will use the newest LED technology.
At the rear side of this model, we can notice even more plastic, and that certainly means that Company wants to hide something. Usually, hiding means changes. And yes, some rumors suggest that we can expect totally different rear fascia compared to the current model. The new taillights will be most likely provided, and if you look better at the pictures, only that change is notable. Here we can see zebra camo, but we can also see that they are not as wide as those in the previous model (current model). The profile side is also heavily camouflaged, and the wheels are also finished in the black color, made from aluminum. Also, the entire new Volvo XC60 2018 chassis will be probably constructed using a lot of aluminum materials in order to save some weight and to reduce the fuel consumption.
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Volvo XC60 2018 Interior design
Unfortunately, the interior design of this vehicle is a complete mystery. Why? Because we have only one photo of the cabin. What we know for certain is that the newly XC60 will be based on Volvo’s new and flexible SPA platform. Thanks to that fact, we know that the dimensions of the vehicle will remain the same as before, which further means that we can expect a lot of space in the cabin and consequently the good level of comfort. Also, just like as before, the seats will be most likely wrapped in the premium leather, with the steering wheel also. As we know, Volvo always provides the high dose of luxury, and the same case we can expect with the latest XC60. Some rumors suggest that there is going to be some wooden parts inside, but also a lot of aluminum materials. Just to let you know, everything here is based on rumors and speculations, and this information is not official. As soon as Volvo announces something that is 100% sure, we will update our 2018 XC60 review.
Comfort and safety:
– City Safety system + Steer Assist,
– Oncoming Lane Mitigation,
– Blind Spot Indication System,
– Semi-autonomous driver assistance system.
Engine and Performance
Underneath the bonnet, this model will be probably powered by a 2.0-liter turbo, gasoline-powered T5. This engine will have a capability of generating up to 254 horsepower. This engine was used for the testing, and that means that we can most likely expect it in the production models. Also, according to some reliable information, we can anticipate a range of four-cylinder engines (diesel and gasoline), as well as underpowered three-cylinders engines for the Europe. The max power output will be in a range between 190 ponies for diesel D4, and for supercharged T6 with 320 horses and 400 Nm of torque for the range-topping in the United States. There is no word about the transmission system at this moment.
The last and the best, award-winning T8 twin turbo Engine plug-in hybrid, it has fantastic 407 hp, from 0-100 Km / 0-60 mph it goes in 5.3 seconds.
Price and Release date
The release date of the new 2018 Volvo XC60 will be most likely in the last three months of 2017. When it comes to prices, this model will have a starting price of around $39.000, which is almost $3000 more compared to the current model. However, with revolutionary changes, the prices is also higher, and this is definitely expected.