The manufacturer has made an effort to hide new 2018 Volvo XC60 as much is possible at first driving conducted in Amsterdam where first spy photos are made. The reason is very serious; Volvo plans to change a lot of things, including the exterior design, with new lights and ends, so nobody can see those changes before Volvo is sure in their prettiness. However, there are many obvious changes, so we can confirm that Volvo has decided to completely change the whole class. It is about time to do that, we can say, due to so many SUVs from another manufacturer which are changed in past years.
It is not possible to explain what is changed in 2018 Volvo XC60 because hard plastic over the protection simply cannot allow to any detail be seen. But, first what we concluded is that Volvo has made comfort and big crossover, with the massive front end and large lights, which are visible trough the plastic. Rear end, on the other hand, is slightly rounded, with the curved truck door, made as the extension of the rounded roof lower at the end. The car looks like the modernized crossover, so every detail is put right at the place where is needed. Knower should recognize the same body frame as on XC90, and they will be right because it is the same platform Volvo had tried on the previous model before.
The cabin seems larger and longer, but that is still hard to confirm only with spy photos we saw, so the inside of the 2018 Volvo XC60 is a big secret to us for now. The manufacturer promises many novelties, like new portrait-like touchscreen and many high-tech innovations as well.
Even though the manufacturer has not promised anything, we can expect the engine like on the last models, so expect 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder T5 and optional T6 version. That would be the same Drive-E four-cylinder engine which every Volvo practically has nowadays, so there should not be many surprises in 2018 Volvo XC60 either. The expected strength of these engines is 260 for T5 model and 300 for T6 one and both should be paired with eight-speed automatic transmission. Volvo is in step with the new technologies and there is almost for sure that they will offer a hybrid and electric version of these engines.
2018 Volvo XC60 Price
As the first test driving has passed with the hard plastic protection, it is not expected that 2018 Volvo XC60 will be seen on the streets before the end of this year. The first model should be offered for the starting price of $41,000.