Here is our comprehensive review of 2018 Volvo XC60 features, redesign, horsepower, engine specs, fuel economy, interior, price and release date. We have tested the new Volvo XC60 2018, strong of several technical and stylistic improvements. Everything has been revised to offer one of the best SUVs in the premium segment. This is how you behave during our test drive.
The Volvo XC60 luxury SUV of medium size is, therefore, a best seller for the Swedish brand and changing it was not easy. But the final result gives a new dimension of travel, between luxury, comfort, performance and above all advanced security. On the other hand, the new XC60 could not disappoint the Great Expectations: the first of the new series was baptized on 14 April last, on the day when 90 years ago the first Volvo was released from the factories in Gothenburg. The history of the Swedish brand was born from an intuition of Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson, the two founders, ready to launch a message that is worth the philosophy of the brand: “The machines are driven by people. As a result, the guiding principle behind everything we do in Volvo is and must remain safe. ”
And that’s where the XC60 confirms not only a best seller, but the manifesto of the future of the brand: inspired by the elder sister XC90 (with which it shares the modular SPA platform but it proposes in reduced sizes), added the most advanced technology to launch towards That “dream” represented by the Autonomous Guide. Beyond the beauty, the “Great Beauty”, the XC60 in the road test has given emotions in the name of safety and a quality of life on board that is expected but you can not imagine so high and futuristic if you do not put yourself behind the wheel and you try. With the help of the Pilot Assist changes the way to live the car
One of the first emotions is to prove that the 2018 Volvo XC60 has security systems such as to detect obstacles (human and not) and to discard them, therefore steering, also checking that there are no further risks around. In short, an anti-distraction technology: arriving at a speed sustained at a roundabout, with the front car steady, steer Assist technology took control automatically to steer and avoid the impact, while it had also activated the autonomous braking of While sensors and cameras were checking that there were no obstacles coming in front and behind.
That is, this in layman’s terms, is what we have experienced while still taking control of the situation, ready to intervene in the event of an emergency. So the Volvo XC60 baptizes These new steps of driving and active assistance, introducing oncoming Lane mitigation (to correct involuntary movements and maintain the lane by applying minor trajectory corrections even in corners), Blind Spot Indication System and OFF-Road mitigation combined with Steer Assist.
This is the umpteenth passage of the plan that wants to reset by 2020 the deaths by accident aboard a Volvo: a project started 8 years ago and that for the Chronicle and Statistics in 5 years has reduced the mortality of 45%…
The new Sensus system guarantees an advanced infotainment system between internal services and external connections. And it has the merit of making many keys and buttons disappear from the console while all the functions have been conveyed on the display in the shape of tablet verticalized. On the touch screen you will have 4 areas, navigation, phone, radio, info (however customizable from the weather to tourist reports), while turning page as in the tablet you access from one side to the commands to manage the car and set the functions on board, or The other way is to view online services and downloadable apps.
Another technological delight is the possibility to set the opening and closing of the car on the Smartphone through keys and codes that serve as a password. The system also warns about the Smartphone malfunctions or omissions in the closure, any attempted theft, and can be set up to three users of the car (therefore for family but also for work) remembering for each custom settings as The position of the seat. All through an App that becomes even more useful in case of loss of the opening key.
The aesthetic is new and modern, if the dress changes in the sign of the style of the XC90, with a more captivating front and the optical groups in the shape of a hammer of Thor, the elegant and very spacious cockpit has been completely revisited. All too simple to exalt the quality of the materials and the great interior comfort with the feeling of being stopped in a living room while traveling at high paces facing even challenging hilly paths: fairytale suspension… The automatic gearbox responds quickly and very well, the integral traction offers pure fun between the curves of the hills between the Bolognese and the Modenese, with the ascents that seem plain, the steering is direct and very precise. At the same time, on the motorway sections, just set the desired speed and the car goes… really alone in full tranquility us and us through the active security systems already described and more than appreciated. The heart of the test is a 190 hp D4 AWD engine.
Engine Specification of XC60
The propellers are all 2.0 liters and the proven solution, the 190 hp D4 AWD, therefore an integral drive and automatic gearbox, is the ideal but also the current starting point of the price list with 48,500 euros, i.e. 10000 in more than the previous version. But with more complete equipment and more advanced technology: between the old and the new SUV there is indeed a great difference and you notice immediately. At the launch also the D5 235 CV with PowerPulse technology (55,350 euro) The gasoline T5 245 CV AWD, but above all the T8 ie the hybrid version to 70,350 Euro list. In 2018 will then arrive the new three cylinders D3 from 150 hp (44,500 Euro) with 6-speed manual gearbox, followed by D4 (46,500) both with front wheel drive.