Even before its launch – first deliveries in Q3 2017 – the new version of Volvo XC60 is becoming of a bit of a star as everybody that sees this SUV seems to like it a great deal. They have just announced the UK pricing and specs of the 2018 XC60, and it appears Volvo knows about the premature popularity because the XC60 starts at £37,205, which is rather dear.
Available in Momentum, R-Design and Inscription trim levels in the UK, each with a highly specified Pro variant, the 2018 Volvo XC60 launches with three powertrains including D4 and D5 PowerPulse diesels, and the T5 petrol, with a T8 Twin Engine petrol-electric plug-in hybrid to be added later. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox are available on all trim levels.
As for power and economy figures, the D4 offers 190 hp, combined fuel consumption of up to 55.4 mpg and CO2 emissions from just 133 g/km, the D5 has 235 hp, combined fuel consumption of 51.4 mpg and CO2 emissions of 144 g/km, and the T5 petrol offers 254 hp, combined fuel economy of up to 39.2 mpg and CO2 emissions from 164 g/km.
In terms of kit, the standard offering on every Volvo XC60 include leather-faced upholstery, LED headlights with active high beam, two-zone climate control with ‘CleanZone’ air-filtration system, heated front seats, a powered tailgate and 18” alloy wheels, plus Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system with a 9” portrait-style touch screen, satellite navigation – including lifetime annual map updates and Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI) – and an intuitive voice-activation system. Standard safety options include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection, and the world-first application of Steer Assist.