Volvo redesigned its top-selling, compact XC60 crossover SUV for the 2018 model year. The newest XC60 also packs plenty of modern tech and luxury amenities.After the recent thorough redesign, we expect the 2020 Volvo XC60 with some changes in the equipment organization and additional color options. Volvo won’t change model’s powertrain options while could add new trim choice.
2020 VOLVO XC60: DESIGN
For the recent redesign, the XC60 switched to the Scalable Product Architecture. This is the variation of the platform found in the larger XC90 and two models also share the same design language. The redesigned XC60 is also 2.4 inches longer and Volvo also stretched the wheelbase for 3.6 inches to provide more passenger space.The styling of recently redesigned XC60 isn’t a large departure from the previous generation design, and model actually looks like smaller XC90. Volvo modernized model’s headlights which continue with the Thor Hammer motif and the taillights are the more modern version of the previous design. The model also boasts sleeker sheet metal and fresh grille design.The upcoming 2020 Volvo XC60 won’t change visually. What buyers should expect for the new model year are new color options and possibly new exterior theme or wheel design.
Volvo’s vehicle has the class-top interiors regarding comfort and equipment. The XC60 cabin benefits from the recent redesign and passengers have more rear legroom while the quality of materials and finish follow the class leaders.The XC60 will also be generous with luxury amenities and tech. The 2020 XC60 will also be the top safety pick with systems like surround view cameras, Volvo’s Pilot Assist, blind-spot monitoring, etc.
2020 VOLVO XC60: POWERTRAIN OPTIONS
Expect the 2020 Volvo XC60 with the same powertrain options. The base T5 model will get power from the turbocharged version. The turbo- and supercharged version of the T6 model will produce 316 horsepower and torque of 295 pound-feet.The T8 plug-in hybrid will exploit the combination of the T6 four-cylinder engine with the rear electric motor and a 10.4-kWh battery. The total output will 400 hp and 472 pound-feet of torque.The T8 will hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds while will have the electric range of 20 miles. The T6 will return 24 mpg combined while supercharged T6 will be at 23 mpg combined.
2020 VOLVO XC60: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The 2020 Volvo XC60 will arrive in the last quarter of 2018. The base version will cost from around $42k while the plug-in hybrid will cost from $53k.