NY Show: 2018 Volvo XC60 Looks Doomed For Success

One of the most important models for Volvo, the all-new 2018 XC60, has made its U.S. debut at the New York Auto Show.

The new XC60 benefits not only from Volvo’s latest design language, but also from the adoption of their Scalable Product Architecture as well, making it the first 60-series model to do so.

The U.S. range will be initially limited to two versions, the turbocharged T5 with 250hp and the turbocharged-and-supercharged T6 with 315hp. Volvo will add the 400hp T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid version at a later date.

“The XC60 is an SUV not designed to look down on others but to drive,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design at Volvo. “The exterior has an athletic sculpture with a subtle, timeless quality. The interior is a masterful composition of well-resolved architecture, beautiful materials and the very latest technology – all perfectly blended together.”

The new Swedish SUV will also come optionally equipped with Pilot Assist, the company’s semi-autonomous system that’s capable of steering, accelerating and braking the vehicle on well-marked roads at speeds up to 80mph.

Just like its bigger brothers, the new Volvo XC60 is also equipped with the characteristic portrait-style Sensus infotainment system that features a nine-inch touchscreen display.

“The Volvo XC60 is an important car for Volvo in the United States,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President of the Americas and President and CEO of Volvo Car USA, “It provides a new and more athletic attitude to the design language that was first shown in the 90 series cars.”


  • Mind Synthetic

    yeah, this looks like a solid success in a SUV markets, muricans rejoice

    • Six_Tymes

      where are you from?

    • alexxx

      is there any place that s not suv market?

  • Six_Tymes

    Looks very good

  • More to Go

    Looks great. However, until Volvo rebuilds and increases its dealerships, I will not be purchasing a Volvo.

    • Jonathan Garcia

      Theres a lot of updated dealers already it just depends where you live.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      and you are from?

    • alexxx

      dont look for excuses…you are probably in love with another brand

  • Tumbi Mtika

    You mean “destined”?

    • supermanuel

      +1. ‘Doomed’ for success is a really strange turn of phrase. Are all the writers on this site unpaid and unedited volunteers?

      • Tumbi Mtika

        I know right?

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I remember when everyone jumped on the hate bandwagon when the leaks were shown.

    Where is the hate now?

    • Marty

      I still think the design is a step back. It’s too generic, instead of refining the new design language even more. Remember, this model was teased in the Concept XC Coupé.
      But that’s just comparing the design to what I wanted and expected. Compared to most competitors, it’s still very good.


      • Tumbi Mtika

        See, now that’s an EDUCATED criticism. Most people couldn’t be arsed to find a reason why they hated it.

        • Marty

          Haha! Thanks, kind sir.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    RR Velar and Volvo XC60 both seductive!

    • alexxx


  • nauticalone

    Beautiful vehicle!

  • Juan Alvarez

    What, no cup holders?

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