Reviews 2018 Volvo XC60 T6 First Ride!

20:36  01 may  2017
20:36  01 may  2017 Source:   Car and Driver

Refreshing or Revolting: 2018 Volvo XC60

  Refreshing or Revolting: 2018 Volvo XC60 <p>Compared to the outgoing XC60, the new model features a more upright front end with a prominent grille flanked by Thor's hammer LED headlights.</p>The all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 compact crossover moves to the automaker's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that underpins the full-size three-row XC90 crossover, the full-size S90 sedan, and V90 and V90 Cross Country wagons. Though it shares its platform with the larger XC90, the automaker wanted to give its volume model more distinct styling. Here is a look at some of the changes made to the new 2018 Volvo XC60.

First Ride . Surströmming, as those who’ve walked on the wild side in Sweden know, is fermented herring. After a brief ride in the 2018 XC 60 at Volvo ’s Hällered test track in Sweden, we found little reason to doubt that it has the potential to do exactly that.

The 2018 XC 60 is more handsome thanks to Volvo ’s new design language, which incorporates the Thor’s Hammer sideways T-shaped LED headlight garnishes, gently undulating fender bulges, and intricate taillights. 2 Photos of the 2018 Volvo XC 60 T 6 First Ride | Review.

Surströmming, as those who’ve walked on the wild side in Sweden know, is fermented herring. Typically canned, the local delicacy produces indelicately pungent aromas when its packaging is opened. In one way, Volvo’s XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90 wagon were like cans of surströmming: When yanked from captivity and thrust under the noses of the public, they made a strong impression. But in the case of the Volvos, the impressions were largely good.

Report: Volvo XC40 Compact CUV to Debut Later This Year

  Report: Volvo XC40 Compact CUV to Debut Later This Year <p>The first Volvo to ride on the new CMA platform</p>The XC40 occupies the same segment as the popular BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Visually, it should share much of the same handsome bodylines as the Volvo XC90 SUV and S90 sedan as previewed by the Volvo 40.1 concept (pictured). Inside, expect a premium environment evocative of the Swedish heritage.

Surströmming, as those who’ve walked on the wild side in Sweden know, is fermented herring. Typically canned, the local delicacy produces indelicately pungent aromas when its packaging is opened. In one way, Volvo ’s XC90 SUV, S90 sedan

See how it shakes out in this first ride at Car and Driver. After a brief ride in the 2018 XC 60 at Volvo ’s Hällered test track in Sweden, we found little reason to doubt that it has the potential to do exactly that.

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The one-size-smaller XC60 is Volvo’s global top seller, and the Swedes are about to launch an all-new, much more stylish 2018 model into the compact luxury SUV/crossover segment, one of autodom’s hottest. Volvo needs it to have a similar splashy impact to the 2015 arrival of the XC90. After a brief ride in the 2018 XC60 at Volvo’s Hällered test track in Sweden, we found little reason to doubt that it has the potential to do exactly that.

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Dimensionally, the new XC60’s 112.8-inch wheelbase is 4.7 inches shorter than the XC90’s but 3.6 inches longer than that of the old model, directly benefiting rear-seat space. With no driving duties, we had plenty of time to evaluate the passenger spaces. The previously tight aft quarters now nicely accommodate two people; there is plenty of legroom, knee room, and headroom, plus the front seats are mounted high, leaving toe space galore. Externally, the XC60 just plain looks bigger than its predecessor, with a long hood, a more upright greenhouse, and clipped front and rear overhangs.

Volvo to Make U.S. Debut of All-New 2018 XC60 at 2017 New York Auto Show

  Volvo to Make U.S. Debut of All-New 2018 XC60 at 2017 New York Auto Show <p>The T8 trim of the compact SUV will receive a 400-horsepower plug-in hybrid engine.</p>Using Volvo's new Scalable Product Architecture, the XC60 will have a lot of similar design cues as the XC90, but it will be smaller in stature. Like its bigger brother, the 2018 XC60 will have several (three to be exact) engines to choose from. The T5 trim will come with a turbocharged four-cylinder making 250 horsepower, while the T6 will be a turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder totaling 316 horsepower. If customers really want to get sucked back into their seats, they can opt for the T8 trim with a twin engine plug-in electric hybrid producing a 400 horsepower.

Surströmming, as those who’ve walked on the wild side in Sweden know, is fermented herring. Typically canned, the local delicacy produces indelicately pungent aromas when its packaging is opened. In one way, Volvo ’s XC90 SUV, S90 sedan

– – – 2 Photos of the 2018 Volvo XC 60 T 6 First Ride ! This was strange because, for decades, every new technology to spring from Benz’s imagination—from stability control to adaptive cruise control to night vision—has first made its debut

The 2018 XC60 is more handsome thanks to Volvo’s new design language, which incorporates the Thor’s Hammer sideways T-shaped LED headlight garnishes, gently undulating fender bulges, and intricate taillights. We think it is one of the most attractive entries in the segment, easily in the hunt with the Jaguar F-Pace. And the Volvo’s interior is as stylish as they come. Its overall design mimics that of the larger XC90, with the same vertically oriented touchscreen bisecting a horizontal scallop that includes the gauge cluster and all four front-seat HVAC vents. Up close, the dashboard detailing isn’t as elaborate as that in the XC90, although the materials are upscale and lend the cabin a generally luxurious air. The front seats we did experience—we sampled the available massaging, 10-way power-adjustable chairs—are very comfortable, while the rears feature a nice cushion height and optional heating elements, although they have no recline adjustment.

Volvo to Make U.S. Debut of All-New 2018 XC60 at 2017 New York Auto Show

  Volvo to Make U.S. Debut of All-New 2018 XC60 at 2017 New York Auto Show <p>The T8 trim of the compact SUV will receive a 400-horsepower plug-in hybrid engine.</p>Using Volvo's new Scalable Product Architecture, the XC60 will have a lot of similar design cues as the XC90, but it will be smaller in stature. Like its bigger brother, the 2018 XC60 will have several (three to be exact) engines to choose from. The T5 trim will come with a turbocharged four-cylinder making 250 horsepower, while the T6 will be a turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder totaling 316 horsepower. If customers really want to get sucked back into their seats, they can opt for the T8 trim with a twin engine plug-in electric hybrid producing a 400 horsepower.

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Volvo ,Europe,United States, First Ride ,SUV,Luxury The XC 60 has accounted for 30 percent of Volvo 's yearly sales. Actual production of the 2018 XC 60 has started, with the first production car rolling off the line on the day of our visit, April 25.

– Th Queasy Street: Riding in Autonomous Cars Without Los True North: Why Automakers are Still Betting on Elec Will Millennials Save the Car Business? The small crossover receives a complete redesign for the first time in almost 10 years. Compared to its predecessor, the 2018 Volvo XC 60 is

Under the attractive Scandinavian clothing is Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), the same platform that underpins the XC90, S90, and V90. The suspension layout is atypical for the class, with control arms up front and a multilink rear arrangement. Coil springs and conventional dampers are standard fare for the front axle, while the rear also sits on normal dampers but gets a composite transverse leaf spring similar to the XC90’s. Air springs and electronically adjustable dampers for all four corners are optional, and the XC60s we rode in had this equipment.

Entering the Swedish Thunderdome

The new and improved XC60 comes together pretty well in motion, given that the baseline—the old XC60—was eight years old by the time Volvo switched its production line to start churning out the new one. At the Hällered facility, Volvo stuck us in the passenger seat of an XC60 with an employee at the wheel and sent us out to play on a high-speed oval, an off-road section, a tight road course, and various road surfaces mimicking everything from L.A.’s 405 freeway to an English country road.

2018 Volvo XC60 set to make US debut in New York

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The New Volvo XC 60 . " Volvo introduced the new XC 60 crossover at Geneva Auto Show. Typical for the brand the cornerstone of the new model is safety. The new XC 60 , like its big brother XC90, will be offered as a plug-in-hybrid with T8 Twin Engine trim line. Below is the press release from Volvo :" Ed.

The new Volvo XC 60 , one of the safest cars ever made, is fully-loaded with new technology. Steer Assist has been added to the ground-breaking City Safety system. (25-04-2017) 2018 BMW M550d xDrive Touring.

We should specify that we rode only in an XC60 T6 Inscription, which, decoded, means the top-of-the-line trim level with the second most powerful engine, a 316-hp turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter inline-four. A base Momentum also is offered, as well as a sporty-looking R-Design; all three trims can be combined with the entry-level 250-hp T5 powertrain (a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder), the aforementioned T6, or the T8 plug-in hybrid, which marries the T6’s engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery for a combined 400 horsepower. At least initially, every XC60 will have all-wheel drive as standard; the only transmission choice is an Aisin eight-speed automatic.

During our ride, we looked for signs of improvement in the XC60’s ride quality, which previously could be most charitably described as “firm.” Despite riding on 20-inch wheels, the air-sprung 2018 XC60 was notably more comfortable, without a hint of floppiness or squish. The suspension tuning, even in the default Comfort mode (in addition to Dynamic, Off Road, and Eco settings), returns tighter body control and more measured wheel control over bumps and ruts than the XC90’s similar setup, despite having an overall firmer feel. We’re told that advancements learned in tuning the XC60 eventually will make their way back into the XC90.

First 2018 Volvo XC60 Rolls off Production Line in Sweden

  First 2018 Volvo XC60 Rolls off Production Line in Sweden Volvo began production of its second-generation XC60 today in Torslanda, Sweden.&nbsp;The first 2018 Volvo XC60 to roll off the line was a Crystal White-painted T5 Inscription AWD, which features a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine producing 250 hp. Buyers can also choose between two other engines for the XC60: a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter with 316 hp or a plug-in hybrid that makes 400 hp. Diesel models will also be available in some markets.

Based on an all-new Volvo platform shared with the new XC90 and S90, the 2018 XC 60 is 2.4 inches longer and sits on a 3.6-inch longer wheelbase than the old model. Those increases promise more rear-seat legroom and potentially a smoother ride .

First ride : 2018 volvo XC 60 tackles swedish test-and Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:33:00 GMT we visit volvo 's test center near gothenburg, sweden, to watch the 2018 volvo xc 60 be put through its paces, from steep descents to 150 mph laps on the track.

At speed, the XC60’s cabin is quiet but not quite Lexus quiet. Our driver even took the XC60 up to an indicated 147 mph on Volvo’s high-speed oval, during which wind rush became the dominant noise generator. The air springs automatically deflate between 0.4 and 0.8 inch at speed for greater stability and improved aerodynamics; that can become the full-time level by selecting the Dynamic drive mode. Alternatively, the suspension can raise itself 1.5 inches in Off Road mode; doing so allowed our driver to tackle some boulder-strewn trails in Hällered and to descend the brutal set of “stairs” on which Volvo famously debuted the original XC90’s capabilities back in 2003. We figure this is about as much off-roading as any new-generation XC60 will ever undertake. What this means for Joe or Jane Customer is that the Volvo can handle pretty much anything they might never ask of it.

As in other recent Volvos, some growl from the Drive-E four-cylinder engine can penetrate the cabin under moderate acceleration. In general, however, noise sources are balanced, with the tires, wind, road, and engine contributing equally to what little cabin din there is. In case we haven’t said so enough, we weren’t able to drive the XC60 ourselves. Still, we can say that in a straight line the crossover feels fleeter of foot than its XC90 sibling, mostly because it has the same powertrains with the same outputs as that larger, heavier SUV. The 400-hp T8 plug-in, in particular, promises to be quite quick.

We’ll be able to speak more definitively to the efficacy of the XC60’s redesign when we actually drive one and can directly evaluate its handling, acceleration, and more. We also weren’t able to try any of the XC60’s new-to-Volvo active-safety features, including a steering-assist function that nudges the crossover back into its lane if oncoming traffic is detected or when a driver tries to change lanes into an occupied space. For now, we can say that we left Sweden with an appreciation for the XC60’s improved ride quality, gorgeous interior, and seat comfort—and this time without having opened a can of surströmming.

Specifications >VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback

ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $43,000

ENGINE TYPE: supercharged, turbocharged, and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4; aluminum block and head; direct fuel injection

Displacement: 120 cu in, 1969 cc

Power: 316 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 2200 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

DIMENSIONS:

Wheelbase: 112.8 in

Length: 184.6 in

Width: 78.7 in Height: 65.3 in

Passenger volume: 100–103 cu ft

Cargo volume: 18 cu ft

Curb weight (C/D est): 4600 lb

PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):

Zero to 60 mph: 6.8 sec

Zero to 100 mph: 17.0 sec

Standing ¼-mile: 15.2 sec

Top speed: 125 mph

FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST):

EPA combined/city/highway driving: 22/20/27 mpg

2018 Volvo XC60 First Drive Review .
<p>Volvo best-seller gets full Swedish deep-tissue rejuvenation</p>For 2018, Volvo's global best-seller (over 1 million served!) shucks its ancient Ford EUCD/C1-Plus architecture in favor of a chopped and channeled version of the 100 percent Swedish-engineered Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). Relative to its SUV of the Year-winning XC90 big brother, the new 2018 Volvo XC60's wheelbase gets bobbed 4.7 inches while track and body widths contract about a half inch. The weight also plunges about 750 pounds (more like 550 on T8 plug-in hybrid models). Of course relative to the Ford bones the new wheelbase is 3.6 inches longer, the body is 4.

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