2018 Volvo XC90 Hybrid Changes, Price and Release Date
The increasing demand of three-row crossover forces many companies to expand their lineup with more new models. Volvo did this for the new 2018 Volvo XC90. It is a top crossover model that is presented by Volvo, the famous Swedish automaker as the first redesigned car after few years. The redesign is expected to the door for other vehicles from Volvo, but it seems there will be no radical changes they would like to offer.
In fact, in 2016 model year we have seen the complete redesign that the company provided. It was presented with upgrades for its all front. It also designed with new plug-in hybrid and new Drive-E engines to complete the new interior and exterior design. It is why the company will keep the new 2018 Volvo XC90 to use the current Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture that is also used for the upcoming XC60. It supports the car to have crisp lines and sharp look for its elegance. The grille and the Thor’s Hammer headlights will be the highlight for its front fascia while the iconic taillights will be kept on the rear side.
Volvo will carry over the current design with the high level of comfort and aesthetic look. The high-quality materials are before them. The new 2018 Volvo XC90 will be accented with the combination of metallic details and wood for attractive and vibe interior. The seats are well-designed to give you high comfort during a long ride. The amount of legroom is quite good even for the mid-row passengers. It is also the best car if you need the third row for kids. The car is designed with standard LED lights, keyless entry, and ignition, sunroof, premium upholstery, driver memory setting, power adjustable front seats with power lumbar and more. The safety features are added such as the forward collision warning with pedestrian detection as well as auto emergency braking, surround view system, lane departure intervention, rear cross traffic and blind-zone monitoring.
2018 Volvo XC90 Engine
Under the hood, 2018 Volvo XC90 has turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engines with plug-in hybrid version. There is four-cylinder engine turbocharged 2.0 liter that will be used for the T5 model, the entry-level to offer 250 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. It has eight-speed auto as the standard for front or all-wheel drive. T6 model is available with turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with the all-wheel drive as the norm. It is expected to make about 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The last is the combination of electric motor and the T6’s engine for a plug-in hybrid to make 87 hp, and the actual version is 400 hp. This engine will be used for the new XC90 to improve its fuel consumption and electric range.
2018 Volvo XC90 should come at a dealership in the end of 2017 with the starting price about $46,000 and $100,000 for the plug-in hybrid model.