At the Geneva Motor Show of 2018, Volvo Cars unveiled its eagerly awaited addition to the lineup—the 2018 Volvo XC60 premium SUV. Serving as the successor to its illustrious predecessor, this model signifies more than a mere update; it embodies a comprehensive metamorphosis. The previous iteration had held the esteemed position of being the one of the best-selling premium mid-sized SUVs for nearly ten years, and the new XC60 aims to build upon that impressive legacy to ensure its stay in the highly competitive midsize crossover SUV segment.

Distinguished as one of the safest vehicles in existence, the XC60 proudly showcases a suite of cutting-edge technologies meticulously crafted to safeguard its occupants. The upgraded City Safety system now features Steer Assist, strategically developed to guide the vehicle through intricate situations. Pioneering in safety innovation, Volvo introduced Oncoming Lane Mitigation, a specialized system crafted to proactively prevent frontal collisions. Even the esteemed Blind Spot Indication System (BLIS) has undergone enhancements with the addition of Steer Assist, reinforcing its capability to mitigate potential incidents during lane changes.

The 2018 XC60 goes beyond its commitment to safety, aiming to captivate the senses. With its panoramic view, opulent cabin, and a seamless fusion of convenience and comfort, the experience of riding or driving becomes nothing short of delightful. The designers dedicated special attention to customer convenience, incorporating a range of features geared towards enhancing everyday usability.

Adding to its allure, the model boasts an advanced semi-autonomous driver-assistance system known as Pilot Assist, available as an optional feature. This cutting-edge system takes command of steering, acceleration, and braking on well-marked roads at speeds of up to 130 km/h. Significantly reducing driver effort, Pilot Assist proves especially beneficial for extended journeys or navigating through congested traffic scenarios.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the XC60 houses substantial power under the hood. Boasting a range of powertrain options, including the acclaimed T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid at its zenith, the model caters to diverse driving preferences. The pinnacle T8 Twin Engine impressively generates 407 hp, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds.

Additional engine variants encompass the diesel D4 engine with 190 hp, the D5 with PowerPulse technology providing 235 hp, and the petrol-driven T5, delivering a robust 254 hp. Catering to enthusiasts seeking robust performance, the T6, equipped with both turbo and superchargers, produces a formidable 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque.

In the 2018 XC60, Volvo successfully encapsulated the quintessence of Scandinavian design within an SUV. Rather than aiming to intimidate, this model aspires to inspire through its athletic exterior and timeless aesthetics. The interior represents a harmonious fusion of modern architecture, premium materials, and state-of-the-art technology, delivering an authentic Scandinavian experience that imparts a sense of uniqueness and privilege to both the driver and passengers.

The latest XC60 prioritizes the intake of only the purest air, thanks to the CleanZone four-zone climate control system. This innovative feature effectively filters out harmful pollutants and particles from the external environment, ensuring a consistently clean and fresh atmosphere within the cabin. Catering to tech-savvy users, both the Sensus infotainment system and the Volvo on Call app have undergone a graphical overhaul, enhancing overall usability. The seamless integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto further elevates the user experience, effectively bridging the divide between smartphone functionality and in-car features.

Production of the new Volvo XC60 kicked off in mid-April at Volvo’s Torslanda Plant in Sweden. Armed with a harmonious fusion of style, safety, and performance, this latest addition to the Volvo lineup is poised to redefine the standards in the premium mid-sized SUV segment.