2018 Volvo XC60 Bows in Geneva

The Sweden brand’s compact SUV gets a full redesign after nine years on the market in its current form, and made its world debut at the Geneva Auto Show. The second-generation, 2018 Volvo XC60’s styling is obviously reminiscent of other recent products such as the Volvo XC90, the Volvo S90 and the Volvo V90.

Under the hood, the XC60 will still feature the 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder T5 Drive-E engine as well as the T6 Drive-E, a supercharged and turbocharged mill that develops 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Both will be matched to an eight-speed automatic, and AWD will become standard in Canada.

However, the 2018 Volvo XC60 will also be available with the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain, which dishes out 400 horsepower and 472 lb.-ft. of torque. According to the manufacturer, this version of the SUV should accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds.

In addition to the brand’s Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system as well as enhanced versions of City Safety and BLIS blind spot monitoring, the XC60 will also feature Oncoming Lane Mitigation, which uses steer assist to help reduce the impact of head-on collisions.

The 2018 Volvo XC60 will be on sale in Canada late in 2017. Pricing has not yet been announced, but we’re expecting a base price of about $50,000.

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