The highly anticipated Volvo XC60 2018 SUV was presented by the Swedish manufacturer at the Geneva Motor Show. The Volvo XC60 represents about 30 percent of total sales worldwide, according to auto company officials.
The success of the previous model was considerable. In the nine years since its launch, the Volvo XC60 has become the best-selling premium medium-sized SUV in Europe. Worldwide, the company from Sweden recorded sales of almost one million units. The new model is characterized as one of the safest cars ever built. The SUV benefits from a full package of technology.
A new Oncoming Lane Mitigation helps to mitigate front collisions. The Blind Spot Indication System (BLIS) helps reduce the risk of collision when changing lanes. The advanced semi-autonomous Pilot Assist, which controls the direction, acceleration and braking on marker roads up to 80 MPH (130 km / h), is available as an option. For the new Volvo XC60, the T8 Twin, gasoline and hybrid engines are also available. It develops 407 hp and accelerates from 0-60 MPH (0-100 km / h) in just 5.3 seconds.
If you want a diesel version, you can choose the D4 engine that develops 190 hp. The D5 engine along with the PowerPulse technology develops a power of 235 hp. For gasoline variants, the T5 engine develops 254 hp, and the T6 turbocharged engine develops 320 hp with a torque of 400 Nm. The air cushion suspension ensures a perfect balance between comfort and handling, regardless of the running surface. The new Volvo XC60 did not intend to impress only under the hood. Four-zone air conditioning (CleanZone) eliminates harmful pollutants and keeps fresh air inside.
Both the infotainment and connectivity system called Sensus, as well as the Volvo On Call application, enjoy enhanced graphics with a more friendly user experience. The ability to integrate your smartphone through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems is also available. With your phone, you can check fuel level, lock or unlock the car, or access the air conditioning system, no matter where you are. The Bowers & Wilkins audio system offers an exciting experience with exceptional sound clarity. In conclusion, the new Volvo XC60 is an SUV designed to maintain the same standards as before, providing great driving pleasure.
The exterior impresses with its sporty and athletic design. The interior architecture is outlined in a particularly harmonious manner, combining the highest quality materials with the new technology. Volvo Vice President Thomas Ingenlath wanted to note that: The Volvo XC60 offers a true Scandinavian experience that will make our customers feel special! It is expected that the production of the new model will start in mid-April 2017 at the Torslanda plant in Sweden. At the same time, the Volvo XC60 also introduces new features in safety and prevention. If the driver violates the continuous line of the road, the Oncoming-lane system emits warning signals.
The new Safety City system now helps the driver avoid impact with other vehicles or objects. The semi-autonomous assistant of the Assist Pilot driver is optional and is part of the comfort package. This function is active up to 50 MPH (80 km / h) and although it manages to keep the car running smoothly on the lane, it is advisable for the driver to keep a hand on the wheel. At suspension, all models use the same double-sided system while on the back the comfort is provided by the multilink suspension. Optionally, the pneumatic suspension replaces the hydraulic dampers and springs with those adjustable in height. For rough terrain or easier access inside, the pneumatic suspension can adjust the SUV height by 4 centimeters. Volvo XC60 price $46,446 (38.500 EURO)