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2018 North American Utility of the Year coming to the Chicago Auto Show


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  • Full line of award-winning Volvos also on display, including all-new XC40
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ROCKLEIGH, NJ (February 6, 2018) – The year’s best sport utility according to a panel of 60 automotive industry journalists is coming to the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.


The all-new Volvo XC60 luxury sport utility was recently named 2018 North American Utility of the Year. It was also ranked the best performing large off-roader, and the car with the best overall performance of 2017 in the prestigious Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class safety awards.


The XC60 will sit among a full lineup of other award-winning Volvo models, including:


The all-new XC40 compact luxury SUV, which makes getting into a Volvo as easy as getting a mobile phone. Its Care by Volvo subscription offer starts at $600 per month and includes everything but gas. 


The S90, an AUTOMOBILE magazine All-Star, is Volvo’s luxury sedan and has the most rear legroom in its class.


The V90 R-Design and Cross Country Ocean Race Edition wagons offer exclusive alternatives to SUVs, for those who want to be a little different.


And the XC90, the world’s first seven-passenger plug-in hybrid SUV, which has 400 horsepower and one of the best fuel economy ratings of any passenger vehicle. It was the 2016 North American Utility of the Year.


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All-new XC60 in detail

Completely redesigned for 2018 the XC60 is an SUV not designed to look down on others, but to drive. The exterior has an athletic stance thanks to Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture platform (SPA) with exquisite details including signature Thor’s Hammer headlights.


The interior is a masterful composition of well-resolved architecture, beautiful materials and the very latest technology - all perfectly blended together. The XC60 provides a true Scandinavian experience which will make Volvo customers feel special.


The XC60 seats five and features all the safety of a Volvo. Pricing starts at $41,500.


Features like a standard 9-inch tablet-like touch screen, available driftwood-inspired wood trim, and integrated mobile device storage under the second row seats are unique to XC60.


The XC60 is available with a wide range of powertrains including the award-winning T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid at the top of the powertrain range delivering 400-horsepower and an EPA-rated economy of 56 mpg equivalent.


The new XC60, one of the safest cars ever made, is fully-loaded with new technology. Steer Assist has been added to the ground-breaking City Safety system. A new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation uses steer assist to help mitigate head-on collisions, while Volvo’s Blind Spot Indication System (BLIS) now uses Steer Assist functionality to reduce the risk of lane-changing collisions.


Pilot Assist, Volvo’s advanced semi-autonomous driver assistance system, which takes care of steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 80 mph, is available in the new XC60 as an option.


Volvo Cars’ driver infotainment and connected services offer, Sensus, and the Volvo On Call app both receive a graphical update with improved usability. Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also available. 




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