The Swedish car maker is increasing its SUV lineup with another luxury crossover. It is the brand new 2018 Volvo XC90. This three-row crossover has undergone some bigger modifications as the 2016 model year. Those included revised exterior and refreshed interior design. As well, the technology has been upgraded so as the safety systems.
So, for the 2018 model year, we probably won’t see any radical changes. As the matter of fact, the upcoming Volvo should stay pretty much unchanged. It will continue with the luxurious and nicely designed cabin with plenty of space for all the occupants, elegant exterior and great safety features. Furthermore, it will have a plug-in hybrid option under its hood in addition to the standard unit. However, it should receive more standard equipment this time such as blind-spot monitoring etc. The new Volvo will be great to handle too and it could represent a good choice for big families.
The 2018 XC90 will be offered in the same four trim levels as the current model. Those are the base Momentum, then goes Inscription, the sporty R-Design and the top- Excellence. Of course, not every trim will be available with every powertrain.
2018 Volvo XC90 types of engines and performances
Under the hood of the 2018 Volvo XC90 will be placed the same engine options like in its predecessor. There will be three powertrains but they will all use the same base unit. It is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. In the base trim, this unit will be able to make 250 horses while in the higher trim it is going to be supercharged as well and will have the output of 316 hp. The fuel economy for the first one is rated at 23 mpg combined while in the second is 22 mpg. The engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The all-wheel drive system will be optional.
The third option will be a hybrid version. It will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder combined with a 60 kWh electric motor with the output of 82 horses. All together they will be able to develop around 400 horses. In all-electric mode the Volvo will have a range of 13 miles. The fuel economy in hybrid mode is rated at 25 mpg combined.
Exterior and interior design
The exterior design of the 2018 Volvo XC90 will feature more aerodynamic shape with the traditional SUV look which will in the same time be every elegant. The front and rear fascia will remain unchanged and the base model will continue to ride on the 19-inch wheels. However, the larger 20-inch and 22-inch alloy wheels will be available too.
Inside, the 2018 Volvo XC90 will be in the top of the class considering materials, comfort and technology. This is a three-row vehicle which provides an excellent space even in the second and the third row. The seats are very comfortable and combined with a massage option, heating and cooling functions, the ride quality will be raised to the highest level.
All the versions come standard with latest infotainment system, sound system with ten speakers, navigation, quality leather upholstery, power adjustable front seats, USB and soon. The higher trims will add Bowers & Wilkins audio system with eleven speakers, sport seats, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera and many others more.
Release date and price of the 2018 Volvo XC90
According to the latest news, the 2018 Volvo XC90 should go on sale in the end of 2017. As for the price, it should start at $46,000 and go up to $100,000.