Volvo launched the all-new XC60. The new 2018 Volvo XC60 is a 5 seater SUV from the Volvo and it has got several segment first features including the fit and finish. Following the trend, the safety features are also highest in the segment as well as the car market. The Swedish automaker claims that no passenger in a Volvo vehicle will die or get seriously injured after 2020 and has been improving their active and passive safety features accordingly.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Exterior Design and Features
The latest model of the Volvo XC60 looks great from every angle. This new model gets more conventional design aiding the aerodynamics as compared to the muscular butch features in the previous models. The inscription grille with sufficient chrome inserts looks premium. The Thor hammer-shaped DRL with LED lamps on top and bottom to beautify the headlight unit. The side looks longer and the ‘Inscription’ branding can be noticed on the running plate. The 2018 Volvo XC60 rides on 19-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
The customers get a choice of four exterior colors namely –
- Crystal White Pearl,
- Onyx Black Metallic,
- Maple Brown Metallic and
- Pine Grey Metallic.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Interior Design and Features
The 2018 Volvo XC60 comes loaded with features on the interior too. The fit and finish of materials is incomparable to the competitors and the colors available for seat upholstery are amazing. This includes: blond, maroon brown and amber. The ‘Tech-Pack’ provides front ventilated seats with massage function which is available as standard for initial buyers and will be optional after introductory offer.
The list of interior features is as follows:
- Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System with 15 speakers
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Air Suspension
- 4 zone climate control
- Perforated Nappa leather
- Front seat ventilation and massage with electrically operated extenders
- 12.3” instrumentation cluster; 9” centre display touch screen
- Leather cover dash board
- Heads up display
- Distance alert
- Rear and front park assist pilot
- 360 Degrees parking camera
- Power tail gate, hands-free power tail gate opening and closing
- Diamond cut alloy wheel
2018 Volvo XC60 – Drivetrain and Dimensions
2018 Volvo XC60 is powered by a 1969 cc 4-cylinder engine that outputs 235 hp of power and 480 Nm of torque. The twin-turbocharged engine copes with turbo lag with a small tank next to the engine that collects compressed air, which then gets pushed into the engine until the turbocharger spool up, and takes charge. This removes the lag fully and the driver enjoys immediate response as soon as they push the pedal. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox for improved efficiency. The all-wheel drive system comes in as standard equipment. The XC60 comes loaded with air suspension on all corners which is available as standard as a part of the ‘Tech-Pack’ for the initial customers.
The 2018 Volvo XC60 has length, width and height of 4,688mm, 2,117mm and 1,658mm respectively. The wheelbase on offer extends to 2,865mm with the Volvo XC60 sitting 223mm above the ground. The fuel tank holds 71 liters propelling the SUV to a range of approx 800kms.
2018 Volvo XC60 – Safety Features
Volvo was the first one to introduce the three-point seatbelt and allowed the rest of the automakers to use it for free. The 2018 Volvo XC60 gets various updated versions of the current safety features while introducing some new ones. It is noteworthy that no other manufacturer even offers these active and passive features in India yet. The list of safety features is as follows
- SIPS Airbags
- Inflatable Curtains
- Whiplash Protection
- Lane Keeping Aid
- Blind Spot information System with Cross Traffic Alert
- Pyrotechnical Pretensioners for all five passengers
- Cut-off Switch for Passenger AirBag
- EBL, Flashing Brake Light and Hazard Warning
- Intelligent Driver Information System(IDIS)
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Pilot Assist
- Collision Mitigation Support
- 360 Degree Camera
- Park Assist Pilot + Park Assist Front and Rear
- Hill Start Assist & Hill Descent Control
- LED with Active Bending Light
2018 Volvo XC60 – Pricing
The 2018 Volvo XC60 is priced at INR 55.9 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.
Its competitors include:
The Mercedes GLC, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Jaguar F-Pace and Land Rover Discover Sport almost all cost more while, missing out on most of the active safety features available on the XC60.
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