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2018 Volvo XC60 on sale in Australia from $59,990

August 29, 2017

Pricing and lineup details for the all-new, 2018 Volvo XC60 have been announced for Australia, just ahead of its local arrival in October. This is the second generation model since the nameplate’s debut back in 2008.

The new model, which debuted earlier this year at the Geneva motor show, will be split up into three main model grades, with five powertrain options. These span from the Momentum, Inscription, and the top R-Design, with engines ranging from D4, D5, T5, T6, and the flagship T8 hybrid.

As we already know, the 2018 XC60 rides on Volvo’s latest SPA platform, replacing the previous Ford Mondoe-based P3 layout. The switch helps to improve dynamics while reducing weight and increasing safety. It’s also used to underpin the latest S90 and V90, and XC90 large SUV.

For the D4 engine, it comprises of a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel producing 140kW, while the D5 utilises Power Pulse technology to help boost power to 173kW. The T5 petrol uses a turbo four-cylinder producing 187kW, with the T6 adopting supercharger and turbocharger tech to develop 235kW and 400Nm.

At the top of the range is the T8. It uses a “Twin Engine” system, with an electric motor and the T6 petrol engine, combining to develop a very serious 300kW. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes just 5.3 seconds, which makes it one of the quickest SUVs in the mid-size, semi-performance SUV class.

Standard features for the Aussie models include Steer Assist with City Safety autonomous emergency braking, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, and the usual blind-spot and lane assist functions. Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving will also be available.

The new range officially arrives in October, with prices kicking off from the following (excluding on-road costs):

2018 Volvo XC60 Momentum
D4 – $59,990
T5 – $62,990

2018 Volvo XC60 Inscription
D4 – $66,990
T5 – $69,990

2018 Volvo XC60 R-Design
D5 – $73,990
T6 – $76,990
T8 Hybrid – $92,990

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.