2018 Volvo XC60 is the next gen mid-size SUV


The next 2018 Volvo XC60 will be the second generation of this popular mid-size SUV. It’s expected that Volvo have re-engineered and restyled the 2018 XC60 quite significantly, although it will still be recognisable as the smaller sibling the legendary XC90, perhaps Volvo’s best-selling model. We do know that Volvo have an aim that no-one travelling in one of their cars will be killed or seriously injured in an accident by 2020, so expect to see safety equipment and technology play a heavy part in the redesign.

2018 Volvo XC60 Release Date and Price Change


1. Reveal and Pricing
2. Platform
3. Specs

Despite having seen the heavily camouflaged XC60 out testing on public roads, Volvo aren’t confirming a release date, and even at this late point, we don’t expect to see the new 2018 XC60 before the end of 2017, perhaps as late as early 2018.

Little is known regarding pricing, but however much tech is packed in to the new model, it still needs to compete on price, so we think prices will start between $40,000 to $42,000.

2018 Volvo XC60 release date: early 2018

2018 XC60 Platform

As we’ve already stated, the XC60 has been out testing in public, but thanks to heavy plastic camouflage, we know very few details about the overall style of the new vehicle. The mid-range (between the XC90 and upcoming XC40) SUV will be built on the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform, which is capable of having many different variations of powertrain fitted, including hybrid and PHEV.

2018 XC60 Engines and Specifications

There is talk of a small 1.5 liter 3-cylinder turbo engine (150 BHP) being fitted to the base model, although we aren’t sure that it will be released straight-away with that, more likely is that we’ll see a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo gas engine, producing around 240 BHP (T5) and then an option for a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo and supercharged engine (T6) which should be pushing out just over 300 BHP.

Power will be sent to the front wheels as standard, but there will be an option for an all-wheel drive, regardless of power unit or drive configuration, power will be sent to the wheels via an 8-speed auto transmission. Sources say that space inside the vehicle will also be upgraded, meaning that 5 passengers will be seated comfortably and we’ll also see an increase over the already large 495 liters of luggage space available.

Finally, we have no details of the tech that will be fitted, but as we say, expect safety systems to feature heavily. From what we’ve seen, there will be a giant 9” touchscreen infotainment system fitted.

Editor's rating
4.6 overall
  • Safety5
  • Performance4.3
  • Design4.7
  • Features4.7
  • Fuel economy4.5

The new XC60 will get most of the features from the bigger XC90, including new styling. The powertrain range expected to be wide, with the plug-in hybrid version available.

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