Volvo continues to breathe new life in their crossover lineup with the reveal of the all-new XC60 at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. Sleeker and more powerful than ever, the 2018 XC60 bears the brand's new styling direction and will come with Volvo's line of Drive-E four-cylinder engines.
“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 Hakan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Car Group.
Looking a lot like a smaller XC90, the new-generation XC60 gets a more sculpted look than the previous mode. The front fascia sports the distinct Thor's Hammer LED headlights and the new uniform front grill. Large alloy wheels dominate the side, as well as the flared wheel arches.
Ever present at the back are the vertical taillights which have been tweaked and now feature LED lighting. The tailgate itself also bears some minor alterations while the dual exhausts give the new XC60 a sporty feel.
Inside, it gets the new tablet-inspired infotainment system found in the XC90. It comes with functions like navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, smartphone link, Bluetooth and other wireless connectivity suites. Fine leather upholstery, intricate wood trim, soft-touch materials and shiny metal trim pieces spruce up overall cabin ambiance. Topping all that is the four-zone automatic climate control.
Underpinned by the same Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) found in other models like the XC90, V90 and S90, the 2018 XC60 will be powered by a wide array of Drive-E engines. At the top of the range is the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid which has a total system output of 407 PS. It is capable of going from 0 – 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds.
Further down the line, there's also the turbocharged T5 which doles out 254 PS. For those that prefer more oomph without wanting a hybrid, the T6 model has a turbocharger and supercharger, resulting in a massive output of 320 PS with 400 Nm of torque from its 2.0-liter engine.
Over to diesel, there's the D4 and D5 models. The former generates 190 PS while the latter cranks out 235 PS.
In typical Volvo fashion, the XC60 gets a suite array of safety tech as standard. These include the following: steer assist, oncoming lane mitigation, blind spot indication and lane keep assist as such. The 2018 XC60 can also come with semi-autonomous driving technology called Pilot Assist. When activated, the system controls acceleration and braking on well-marked roads at up to speeds of 130 km/h.