Automobile industry has seen how SUVs have evolved over the years. Several automobile companies have tried on various things with their high-riding vehicles. The results have ended well for some thoughtful ones while not so good for several modelsout there. Among the bunch, one of the standing out SUVs would be Volvo’s XC90. This SUV completely breaks the stereotype of larger vehicles as it proves them by a great performance, an amazing design and a premium driving enjoyment.
Likewise, the 2018 Volvo XC90 will be a new offering from the company and an upgrade for the existing version. This upcoming model is said to be improved in 3 parameters which are performance, visuals, and technology. So with this focus on mind, this upcoming Volvo XC90 might just be the complete SUV.
2018 Volvo XC90: Engine and Fuel Economy
According to several experts, it has been said that 2018 Volvo XC90 will use T6 and T5 engines. First off, this model is going to make use of a 2.0 liters engine that will produce a torque of 295 lb-ft and 316 HP of power.
An 8-speed automatic transmission system will be coupled to this engine. It has not been confirmed whether the company is going to use an all-wheel drive or 2-wheel drive configuration. The average fuel economy of this SUV is going to stay around 25 mpg.
Improvements and Changes
Most of the automobile giants have been improving the architecture of their modern day vehicles. This applies to Volvo too, as the company will use an aluminum frame for 2018 Volvo XC90. This will not only decrease the weight, but it will also keep its fuel consumption in check. Moreover, this will also make up a thoughtful dimension. The front fascia of this upcoming model will be refreshed.
This is going to be characterized by a modified grille which will bear a slightly different shape. Its headlights too will bear some revisions while retaining the ‘Thor’s hammer’ design. Its front bumper has also been said to be modified a bit.
New lightweight aluminum alloy wheels will be used. Its side body might be incorporated with some new body contours. Aerodynamics will also be responsible for the body of this SUV to take shape.
Experts have tipped that this upcoming 2018 XC90 will get modifications in its interior cabin. This will be mainly focused in its dashboard as it has been said to be made more convenient and functional. Expect the aesthetics of this cabin to be refined over several parameters, one of the most prominent ones being a fine selection of upholstery materials. The driver’s instrument gauge will be featured fully digital.
Revisions to some controls in the center console will also be done. Other than that, expect some upgrades to the infotainment system and the navigation system.
Price and Release Date
Several experts have estimated that the 2018 Volvo XC90 will have a starting price of $50,000. As to its launch date, it has been expected to be out to the public after September 2017.