For the first time Volvo XC60 appeared nine years ago and during this time it was not subjected to modifications. The first generation was distinguished by high demand and popularity therefore a review of the car Volvo XC60 2018-2019 is expected with great interest.
The second generation of Volvo XC60 2018-2019 model year promises to become one of the most sought-after cars in its class.
The first modification of the XC60 of the Swedish manufacturer has gone from the conveyor 9 years ago, so the sale of the car gradually fell, and the management of the company was serious about the release of the updated version. To return the crossover to the former glory, engineers did not bother hands worked on creating an innovative vehicle. And not in vain!
Bypassing the closest competitors of Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Honda Odyssey, the car is recognized as the best model of 2019 in the class of minivans and crossovers!
No prestigious brand succeed without producing a compact attractive crossover. Volvo specialists certainly know this capital marketing truth, so they paid close attention to the appearance of the second version of the XC60.
The updated model will receive a number of updates, such as:
- rectangular front optics with original T-shaped ribbon running lights;
- An extended form of rear lights, barking trunk (like XC90);
- The highest air intake;
- Enlarged Radius of Wheel Arch;
- Massive radiator grille.
Volvo XC60 2018-2019 will receive more voluminous dimensions and an extended base compared to the predecessor. Road clearance will also be increased, so that the car can easily overcome light off-road, and this is especially true for the Russian market.
The overall length of the crossover is now 4,690 mm (+46 mm compared with the previous version), width - 1902 mm (+11 mm), and height is 1658 mm (-55mm). The wheelbase was increased at once at 91 mm.
Despite the fact that in the design plan, some elements borrowed from their senior "fellow" XC90, it guaranteed to acquire its unique features that will help stand out among competitors.
The central console will delight connoisseurs of technological style and luxurious elegance.
Instead of two wells, in which an analog speedometer was located and a stylish digital display appeared on the panel, which displays the basic data required to evaluate the technical condition of the vehicle. Among other innovations that take attention should be noted:
- large screen on the center panel used both to control the multimedia system and to work with the navigation system;
- leather chairs with deep backs, excellent side support and a large number of individual nutrudes;
- Decorative chromium inserts that give the interior special notch of luxury;
- A classic round steering wheel of a three-spoke design with a conveniently located buttons for quick setup of basic functions;
- Modern climatic system;
- Luxurious panoramic roof glazing;
- Maximum comfort for second-row passengers.
The list of the main principles, which were guided by the Swedish company in the development of the interior, included:
- The quality of finishing materials.
Since the wheelbase of the car increased, then there will definitely become more space in the cabin. When folding the back of the seats, the mass of free space will be released, the practicality of the crossover will increase, and the driver will have the opportunity to transport mediterranean loads.
Auto equipment and specifications
Judging by the reviews, the basic equipment will delight the following electronic systems:
- satellite navigation;
- collision prevention system;
- partial autopilot function;
- numerous "driver assistants";
- The ability to integrate the multimedia system with portable gadgets or smartphones.
Volvo XC60 second generation is equipped with an improved City Safety security system. The latter allows not only to keep the vehicle in the movement strip, but also prevents its departure to the oncoming lane.
The updated crossover is based on the SPA platform. This fact is associated with the use of lightweight metals significantly reduce the masses of the machine, which will be no more than eight tons.
The engine ruler will be represented by the following motors:
The kit will complement eight speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.
When should we expect a model in Russia?
Initially, Volvo XC60 2018-2019 will enjoy the implementation of European Auto Show (Germany, France, Italy). Today, Volvo XC60 of the 2nd generation, adapted to the harsh Russian realities can already be purchased at car dealers of the Russian Federation.
The cost of the machine in the minimum configuration is from 2.5 million rubles, but for this money the potential owner receives a safe, stylish and unpretentious car. The model will find its buyer, because the world-famous Swedish brand has repeatedly proved how his experts know how to create excellent cars in an acceptable price category. We hope the next attempt will not be an exception.
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