Highly camouflaged Volvo SUV was spied during open road testing. Although it was covered with plastic cladding as well, it was obvious that this new SUV is actually 2018 Volvo XC60. Official information from Swedish carmaker is still unavailable, so we will talk about speculations and rumors. Future 2018 XC60 will be produced on the same SPA architecture as the other big models.
Upcoming Volvo XC60 is developed on all-new modular platform which means it will undergo some serious changes. Instead of heaving only 5 seats inside the cabin, like the current model, new XC60 could also be offered with either 6 or 7 seats. Design of Volvo XC60 for 2018 should borrow some details from bigger xc90 model. Up front, they will most likely have very similar front fascia. On the other hand, rear end will be little more aggressive on XC60 SUV. Speaking of interior design, it is expected that XC60 gets more high technology features and systems than XC90.
2018 Volvo XC60 engine specs
2018 Volvo XC60 engine lineup will include couple of diesel powertrains, as well as two petrol engines. T5 engine from XC90 should power XC60 SUV as well. T5 is capable of producing 254 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Second choice would be T6 engine developing 315 horsepower and 293 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be equipped with all-wheel drive system as standard. Considering that XC40 will get electrical model, then 2018 Volvo XC60 Hybrid is very possible as well.
2018 Volvo XC60 price and release date
2018 Volvo XC60 release date will be set sometime at the end of 2017, or even at the beginning of 2018. XC60 will compete on the market with BMW X3, Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC, Cadillac XTS and Jaguar F-Pace. 2018 Volvo Xc60 price could be set around $44,000 for the base version. But it will certainly be higher for better equipped models.