2018 Volvo XC90 - Top-end Swedish SUV
This range topping Volvo had a complete remake for 2016, so we aren’t expecting too much difference for the 2018 Model Year. It seems that where Volvo will concentrate their efforts is on the equipment fitted and minor styling details.
Volvo are known for their safety record, and it wasn’t that long ago that they stated that they aim to have no deaths to any occupants of a Volvo by 2020, that would be quite an achievement if they can pull it off.
2018 Volvo XC90 Design
Built on the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform as the existing model and the XC60, the styling will retain the signature ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights and front grille. It’s thought that the XC90 styling and interior will be used to influence the styling on all future models further down the range, like the XC60 – it will become a design theme for all models.
New Volvo SUV Flagship
Volvo are equipping the 2018 XC90 with just about everything they can find, it will have: LED headlights, sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, premium upholstery, power adjustable front seats, vertically mounted center screen infotainment system, navigation, smart phone integration, voice commands, ten speaker audio system, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, auto emergency braking, lane departure intervention, surround view system, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alerts.
That’s an impressive equipment list.
Launch date and pricing of 2018 Volvo XC90
Rumors have it that the will be available in dealers by late 2017; we’d expect to see it around September at the earliest.
We don’t yet have official confirmation of the price for this next Model Year, but current prices start around $46,000 for the entry level T5, so expect to see similar for the 2018 model. The hybrid version will cost over $100,000.
4-cylinder Turbo Only
While no official word has been had regarding the engine choices, we believe that Volvo will stick with the current options, but perhaps with a few minor tweaks.
This should mean that we get a choice of turbo or super charging, all mounted on a 4-cylinder engine; the entry level T5 model is a 2.0 liter turbo 4-cylinder with 250 BHP and 258 lb/ft of torque, while the T6 will have turbo and super charging, around 315 BHP and then the hybrid.
All motors are coupled to an 8-speed auto transmission, and front wheel drive is standard, while of course there will be a full four wheel drive option.