2018 Volvo XC60 Detail Preview
2018 Volvo XC60 gains a new suspension setup, new engines, an available plug-in hybrid variant, and a new exterior design featuring Volvo’s signature T-shaped LED accents.
The 2018 XC60 will be offered in three powertrain options including a 2.0-liter turbo-four in the T5, a 2.0-liter super- and turbocharged I-4 in the T6, and a 400-hp plug-in hybrid that couples the T6’s engine to an electric motor. Expect the base 2.0-liter turbo-four to be rated around 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, with the super- and turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 checking in at 316 hp and 295 lb-ft. An eight-speed automatic transmission should be the only gearbox available across the entire lineup. Volvo also says that the lighter and smaller XC60 plug-in hybrid should be able to travel more miles in EV mode compared to the heavier XC90.
The 2018 Volvo XC60 marks the first major redesign of the crossover since its introduction about nine years ago. A quick glance reveals many XC90 design elements, from the awesome "Thor's Hammer" headlights to the general silhouette. Out back, the taillights are largely vertical, reminiscent of the XC90. But there's a bit of V90-style horizontal in there, too.
2018 Volvo XC60 pricing starts at $42,495