2018 Volvo XC60 Crossover Official Information

2018 Volvo XC60 Crossover Official Information
- Thomas Ingenlath designed Volvo’s all-new hip, cool and stylish XC60 crossover, rich interior adorned with open-pore wood, sumptuous materials, and sleek shapes, 2018 XC60 will compete with luxury compact crossovers such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, and Porsche Macan

- XC60 is built on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which pushes the front wheels farther forward than before

- the hood is longer and more horizontal, the cabin sits farther rearward on the car’s haunches and the front overhang is trimmed

- taut sheetmetal punctuated with sharp creases

- not too sporty, unlike some crossovers

- offer three trim, currently showed the R-Design and Inscription, R-Design is richly appointed, but the Inscription’s interior materials, finishes, and luscious blond nappa leather made it feel like a baby Bentley

- aluminum or wood veneer—silver-gray driftwood instrument panel, portrait-oriented center screen, Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system, climate-control functions

- jewel-like control knobs and shifter, perforated satin aluminum speaker grilles

- four-zone climate control, a Bowers & Wilkins sound system

- XC60 grows by 1.8 inches in length and 4.3 inches in width, although it’s 2.1 inches lower than the outgoing vehicle, the wheelbase goes up by 3.6 inches

- plenty of room for four six-footers, as in the XC90, an air suspension will be available

- XC60 offer three Drive-E four-cylinder powertrains as the XC90

- turbocharged 2.0-liter, a turbocharged and supercharged iteration of the same engine, and a plug-in-hybrid version, horsepower numbers not available bit should roughly match those of the XC90 at 250, 316, and 400 horsepower

- eight-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, while front-drive available at a later date

- XC60 scales at about 4200 pounds, 500 less than the XC90, expect zero-to-60-mph times into the mid-to-high five-second range for the 316-hp T6 version

- every active-safety system imaginable will be standard, includes City Safety, now enhanced with optional self-steering capability. It scans the road ahead looking for anything you might run into—pedestrians, cyclists, oncoming traffic, moose, sounds alarms, primes or applies brakes, or guides the steering system to help you take evasive action

- Semi-autonomous Pilot Assist is available as an option.

- XC60 is handsome, hunky and luxurious