The brand new Volvo XC60 has been spotted being put through its paces in tests winter conditions before it continues on sale in 2018. Images courtesy of Auto Evolution show its personal Thor’s Hammer headlights for the first time, too.
No luxury brand can achieve success without crossovers. The brand new XC90 is a wonderful piece, and its newness stands in stark contrast to the present XC60’s oldness. This new version of the second option will stay more pleasantly next to the XC90 in showrooms and should pick up even more customers with its lower price while continuing to carry the torch for Volvo’s renowned safe practices prowess and stylishly simple design cosmetic.
2018 Volvo XC60 Redesign
Volvo’s done an intensive job disguising the new XC60’s body with oddly formed plastic sections and swirling vinyl wrap but we can still visit a few unique details peeking through. A similar stylish headlights as suited to the XC90, S90 and V90 can be seen up front while a pair of tall clearly, angular brakelights frame the new car’s bootlid and rear end windscreen.
The approaching XC60 appears to reveal its boxy SUV proportions with the larger XC90 – especially in profile. Its bluff prominent end and subtly curved roofline appear to have been inspired by its bigger brother but a far more steeply angled rear windscreen lends it a more sporty appearance.
2018 Volvo XC60 Engine
Having committed to selling autos with three- or four-cylinder electricity only, Volvo has used a large amount of the guesswork out of determining its future models’ powertrain secrets. The XC60 thus use the same Drive-E four-cylinder engine that is found in almost every other Volvo available today. Actually, we wouldn’t be surprised if the new XC60 debuts with the very same engines as its predecessor, which comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (the T5 version) and an optional turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter engine (T6). A turbocharged inline-five is area of the outgoing XC60’s engine combine, but it won’t continue. Last outputs are up in mid-air, but expect at least 240 horsepower for the T5 and even more than 300 hp for the T6. An eight-speed automatic again will deliver power to the front or, optionally, to all four wheels. Later, Volvo will put in a hybrid and/or plug-in-hybrid option as well probably.
2018 Volvo XC60 Release Date and Price
Remove this XC60 prototype’s coverings, and we bet you’d find a nearly-ready-for-sale crossover. Indeed, the XC60 is expected by us to come to market next year as a 2018 model, with a foundation price near to the $41,945 asked for today’s version.