2018 Volvo XC60 (2nd Generation)

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2017 Volvo XC60 picture leaked

New mid-sized SUV gets XC90-inspired design and will face the Audi Q5 and BMW X3

The 2017 Volvo XC60 has been leaked in a single image posted on a Dutch blog one day before it is revealed at the Geneva motor show.

While unconfirmed by Volvo, the pictured car's similarities with spotted development cars and preview pictures (see gallery) suggest it is genuine.

The mid-sized SUV inherits the look of its larger sibling, the XC90, with recognisable ‘Thor's Hammer’ day running lights that will be seperated by a large, rectangular grille. The car gets an angled rear tailgate with vertical lights along the C-pillars, much like the XC90, suggesting the cabin will also share many features as well.

These will likely include a central infotainment system flanked by large air vents, and a digital dash display behind the steering wheel, rather than traditional dials.

Under the bonnet of the most powerful XC60s will be 2.0-litre diesel and petrol engines. The 2.4-litre D5 engine from the current XC60 will likely be discontinued as Volvo moves to downsize its powerplant range.

The brand’s T5 three-cylinder hybrid system, although not yet confirmed, is also likely to feature in the new XC60. It will be shared with the XC40, which sits below the XC60 in Volvo’s growing SUV range.

Following the XC60’s reveal next month, it will go on sale priced from around £35,000 which aligns it closely with its main rivals the BMW X3 and Audi Q5.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-geneva-motor-show/2017-volvo-xc60-picture-leaked







 
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Been waiting for this reveal since i saw the XC90 - love it and definitely on my *next car* list :). Timing into SA lines up quite nicely as well
 

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Wow...Very possibly new class benchmark!

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, revealed the long-awaited new Volvo XC60 premium SUV at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The new car replaces Volvo's highly-successful original Volvo XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the bestselling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally. The Volvo XC60 represents around 30 per cent of Volvo's total global sales.

New comfort and safety technology

The new Volvo XC60, one of the safest cars ever made, is fully-loaded with new technology. Steer Assist has been added to the ground-breaking City Safety system. A new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation uses steer assist to help mitigate head-on collisions, while Volvo's Blind Spot Indication System (BLIS) now uses Steer Assist functionality to reduce the risk of lane-changing collisions.

"We have focused on building a car that can deliver pleasure to all of your senses - from a commanding view of the road ahead in a beautifully appointed and calm cabin, to a safe, inspired and confident ride," said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President Product & Quality at Volvo Car Group. "We've paid particular attention to making life easier for our customers by providing them with the creature comforts and services that take the hassle out of everyday life."

Pilot Assist, Volvo's advanced semi-autonomous driver assistance system, which takes care of steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130 km/h, is available in the new Volvo XC60 as an option.

Performance

The new XC60 offers Volvo's award-winning T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid at the top of the powertrain range, delivering 407 hp and acceleration from 0-100 Km in just 5.3 seconds.

"We have a wide range of powertrains. The new XC60 will launch with the diesel D4 engine at 190 hp and the D5 with PowerPulse technology delivering 235 hp. We also have the petrol-powered T5 delivering 254 hp and the T6, which with both turbo and superchargers attached, delivers 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque," added Henrik Green.

But it is not just under the hood that the new Volvo XC60 delivers healthy performance. The new CleanZone four-zone climate system removes harmful pollutants and particles from outside the cabin to deliver Scandinavian-fresh air on the inside.

Volvo Cars' driver infotainment and connected services offer, Sensus, and the Volvo On Call app both receive a graphical update with improved usability. As in the 90 Series cars, smartphone integration with CarPlay and Android Auto is also available.

https://www.netcarshow.com/volvo/2018-xc60/











 

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"The XC60 is an SUV not designed to look down on others but to drive. 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 XC60 provides a true Scandinavian experience which will make our customers feel special," said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design at Volvo Car Group.

Volvo Cars' new XC60 is set to go into production in mid-April 2017 at the Torslanda Plant in Sweden.



 

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Mini-XC90, anyone? Volvo shows off the new XC60

The new Volvo XC60 has been officially revealed and, as expected, it bears a strong resemblance to its big brother, the XC90.

The second-generation XC60 employs the same Scalable Product Architecture as the XC90 and S90/V90 twins, and is offered with an array of engine options and safety equipment.

The Swedes will launch the newcomer with a 140 kW D4 turbodiesel engine as well as a more powerful 173 kW D5 version, the latter boasting the brand’s PowerPulse technology. Petrol variants will include a 186 kW T5 and a twin-charged T6, producing 235 kW.

A flagship T8 Twin Engine model will use the same petrol-electric hybrid system found in the XC90, pushing out 300 kW and serving up a claimed 0-100 km/h time of 5,3 seconds.

New features that form part of the XC60’s City Safety system include an oncoming lane mitigation function, which helps to avoid oncoming collisions through the vehicle’s steer assist.

Also featured on this model is the new CleanZone four-zone automatic climate control system, which has been designed to remove harmful pollutants as the air enters the cabin.

The new Volvo XC60 has been “preliminarily confirmed” for South African introduction in the second quarter of 2018. Local specifications will be announced closer to launch.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/mini-xc90-anyone-volvo-shows-off-the-new-xc60/
 

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'Li'l brother' Volvo XC60 debuts

The resemblance of the XC60 to its award-winning XC90 sibling is no accident… Brimming with technology, the new leisure SUV is built on Volvo’s Scalable Premium Architecture platform and will be available in South Africa (in 2018) with a host of engines, including the 300 kW T8 Twin Engine.

First launched in 2008, the first Volvo XC60 continues to be a likeable and capable product, but in light of the recent massive strides in cabin design made by Volvo, it appears rather dated by comparison. The good news is that the all-new XC60 is preliminarily confirmed to join the local market in the second quarter of 2018.

The initial international launch line-up will include the D4 turbodiesel engine with 140 kW and the D5 with PowerPulse technology delivering 173 kW. There will also be a T5 turbopetrol delivering 186 kW and the T6, which with turbo- and supercharging, delivers 235 kW and 400 Nm of torque.

The top-of-the-range motor will be the T8 Twin Engine plug-in petrolelectric hybrid, which delivers a total combined output of 300 kW and a claimed 0-100 kph time of just 5.3 seconds.

Inside, the stylish cabin features tasteful applications of leather, brushed metal and a new CleanZone 4-zone automatic climate control system, which is said to remove harmful pollutants and particles from outside the cabin, as well as the 9-inch Sensus Connect infotainment touchscreen interface.

In terms of the safety specification, Steer Assist has been added to the firm’s renowned City Safety system. Another new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation, which uses Steer Assist to help mitigate head-on collisions, makes its debut in the XC60, while Volvo’s Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) now also uses Steer Assist functionality to reduce the risk of lane-changing collisions.

In conclusion, Pilot Assist, Volvo’s semi-autonomous driver assistance system that takes care of steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130 kph, will be optional.

http://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/lil-brother-volvo-xc60-debuts/43095/
 

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Watch new Volvo XC60 undergo brutal crash tests

Earlier this week at the Geneva International Motor Show, Volvo whipped the covers off the all-new, second-generation XC60, declaring that it will be “one of the safest cars ever made”.

And, in an attempt to back up this bold statement, the Swedish automaker has released three videos showing the newcomer – which has been “preliminarily confirmed” for introduction to South Africa in the second quarter of 2018 – being subjected to a trio of brutal crash tests.

Euro NCAP has yet to evaluate the new XC60, so this footage comes direct from the automaker itself. But Volvo is clearly confident that its latest SUV will pass with flying colours, what with the three safest cars ever tested by Europe’s safety authority all coming from the Swedish stable.

As expected, the new XC60 will boast all manner of safety features, including steering assist, oncoming lane mitigation and blind spot assist. Volvo’s semi-autonomous driver assistance system (capable of taking care of steering, acceleration and braking “on well-marked roads up to 130 km/h”) will also be optionally available.

Watch the three crash tests below (roll-over, frontal and small overlap)…

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/watch-new-volvo-xc60-undergo-brutal-crash-tests/

https://youtu.be/Lx6l5vonpao

https://youtu.be/Qa7lzBYIkoA

https://youtu.be/XnIyB6jtpJM

 

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Volvo to scrap diesel engines by 2020?

Oil-burners have been having a tough time over the past couple of years as manufacturers are finding that, while this type of engine is efficient in terms of consumption, they can be detrimental to the environment. Future emissions regulations will also affect the production of diesel engines.

At Geneva, Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson suggested that the brand might end production on its turbodiesel engines by 2020 and focus on its twin-engine petrol-electric hybrid powertrain until eventually transitioning into electrification.

The new regulations will force Volvo and other manufacturers to lower their emissions to 95 g/km by 2020 which is a near impossible figure to reach with a diesel powerplant. The current Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine, however, manages to only squeeze 49 g/km out of its pipes.

The Volvo V40 D2 emits 89 g/km, but with relatively low outputs of 88 kW and 280 N.m, there is an inherent sacrifice. A petrol-electric hybrid powertrain can produce more power and less emissions.

A diesel-electric hybrid system has been thought of before, but this system would be far less feasible than the conventional system that is currently in play.

“Just improving the efficiency of a combustion engine, I think, is already done. The next step is hybridisation and pure electric cars,” Samuelsson says.

It seems that this is a route many manufacturers will have to explore once the new emissions standards take effect in 2020.

Perhaps Toyota had the right idea with the original Prius…

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/volvo-to-scrap-diesel-engines-by-2020/
 

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Volvo to scrap diesel engines by 2020?

Oil-burners have been having a tough time over the past couple of years as manufacturers are finding that, while this type of engine is efficient in terms of consumption, they can be detrimental to the environment. Future emissions regulations will also affect the production of diesel engines.

At Geneva, Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson suggested that the brand might end production on its turbodiesel engines by 2020 and focus on its twin-engine petrol-electric hybrid powertrain until eventually transitioning into electrification.

The new regulations will force Volvo and other manufacturers to lower their emissions to 95 g/km by 2020 which is a near impossible figure to reach with a diesel powerplant. The current Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine, however, manages to only squeeze 49 g/km out of its pipes.

The Volvo V40 D2 emits 89 g/km, but with relatively low outputs of 88 kW and 280 N.m, there is an inherent sacrifice. A petrol-electric hybrid powertrain can produce more power and less emissions.

A diesel-electric hybrid system has been thought of before, but this system would be far less feasible than the conventional system that is currently in play.

“Just improving the efficiency of a combustion engine, I think, is already done. The next step is hybridisation and pure electric cars,” Samuelsson says.

It seems that this is a route many manufacturers will have to explore once the new emissions standards take effect in 2020.

Perhaps Toyota had the right idea with the original Prius…

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/volvo-to-scrap-diesel-engines-by-2020/
Oh dear, my next Volvo was going to be a D5 but i guess i'll have to get a petrol / hybrid. Prices for hybrids though are rather steep
 
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