The redesigned Volvo XC90 kicked off the brand’s revival in 2015. Now that the 90-series family (XC90, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country) has been fully expanded, Volvo has launched the first of its kind. its models of the 60 series: the XC60. Like sedans and wagons yet to come, the XC60 is based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform that underpins the well-received 90 Series. How does the XC60 emulate its eldest? Our first car from Volvo’s smallest SUV yet the brand’s best-selling model at eight shows it’s very close.
With its sleek lines, beautifully retained liner, and dash-to-axle ratio that gives the impression of a longitudinal engine under the bonnet, this 2018 Volvo XC60 has a more elegant exterior than the previous model. But a rising waistband, subtle hips on the rear wheels, a sharper windshield and backlight, a lower nose and a shorter wheelbase make the XC60 still the sporty alternative to the larger XC90.
As with the XC90 and the beautiful S90 sedan and the V90 Cross Country Estate, the interior of the XC60 is a typical example of Scandinavian Zen in the 21st century: studied, airy and sophisticated. Standard equipment with all XC60s available with the nine-inch center touch screen, moonroof, power front seats, leather on the seat surfaces and the power tailgate. And, because they are Volvos, all XC60s come standard with an impressive list of safety equipment, including active systems that help avoid collisions, help you stay on the road, and help you to stay on track. addition of passive safety equipment, curtain airbags with protection against whiplash.
Each of the three trimmers can be combined with any of the three powertrains, which are raised directly from the 90 Series models. The base engine (T5) is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder developing 250 horses and 258 lb-ft of torque. The T6 adds a compressor to the mix, increasing production to 316 ponies and 295 lb-ft. The T8 superimposes a hybrid system on the T6, for a combined total of 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft; its EV-only range, and the EPA fuel economy of all models, have not yet been released. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is the all-wheel drive (front-wheel drive models should follow later).