2018 Volvo XC90
Back to several time ago that Volvo has announced about the update to complete the new 2018 Volvo XC90. It will be ready as a new car with four seats and it will be called as the Excellence version. Rumors mentioned that it is better for Volvo to provide new trim model with few changes and updated engines for its life in the market. Volvo as the Swedish automakers should bring the game on fire to win in its class. Although it will use the same modular platform, some refinements will be added to make it much more perfect than ever.
There is an interesting offer that Volvo will bring for both Chinese and American market. Chinese market tends to be driven by chauffeur and it is quite different from American tradition. Therefore, they will offer some upgrades and changes to complete the Chinese model while American only gets few unique upgrades. There will be no much changes to offer for its bodywork. If you want to wait the sportier version that will be released as it is mentioned by company insiders, you will see more aggressive bodywork with large wheels and stickier rubber. They might also install the dual exhaust system and active flaps. Probably, there might be Polestar badge for 2018 XC90 to wear but we found no confirmation yet from Volvo.
Don’t expect to see usual seven seats; this new model will go with four seats only. The layout gives better fit for the market especially for potential buyers who need high-luxury design with 2018 Volvo XC90. You can adjust the rear seats even more than 20 directions with ventilated and heated system. There is no third row of seats anymore which means that passengers will get more legroom and headroom.
2018 Volvo XC90 is expected to come soon in US market with the same previous three engines. It will be 2.0 liter inline-four petrol engine for the core and the base will get turbocharging to offer 240 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It is possible to add turbocharger for supercharger to generate 310 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. For the top model, it is capable to provide 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. It is supported by additional electric motor. Buyers can go with all wheel and eight-speed auto for standard. For Excellence version, it should go with hybrid only. Polestar model is predicted to come with lesser T6 version and twin-charging system to produce more than 350 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
Release Date and Price
2018 Volvo XC90 is still unknown for its release but the price is suggested to be more than $70,000 for the top model. With this price tag, it is still lower than the rivals and it can be a best strategy to be the winner in the market competition.