Starting this fall, Canadian buyers looking for a luxury compact SUV will have a new option in the new second-generation 2018 Volvo XC60, first unveiled in Geneva last month and introduced for North America in New York just two weeks ago, in conjunction with the Swedish automaker’s 90th birthday celebrations.
With a starting price of $45,900, the new XC60 includes standard all-wheel drive, and three engine choices: the 250-hp turbocharged T5, the 316-hp turbocharged and supercharged T6 and the 400-hp T8 hybrid. Buyers will also be able to have their pick from among three versions: Momentum, R-Design and Inscription.
Known around the world for its excellence in the field of automotive safety, Volvo has included in the 2018 XC60 two new systems: steering assist (three separate systems in fact) and Oncoming Lane Mitigation assist, which helps prevent collisions and reduces the impact of those that do happen.
The new XC60 is also one of the first Volvo models (along with the 90 series) to integrate the latest updates to the company’s connected services as well as a modernized, more user-friendly Sensus interface featuring improved menus.
We’ll be road testing the new Volvo XC60 in the near-future, so check back often on Auto123.com for our review.