The all-new Volvo XC60 luxury SUV is the Chicago News 2018 SUV/Crossover of the Year. Editors presented the trophy to Volvo at the Chicago Auto Show today.
The award comes on the heels of the XC60 being named 2018 North American Utility of the Year and Detroit Free Press Utility of the Year, besting a long list of other new models from European, Asian, and domestic carmakers for both accolades.
"Our award for the SUV/Crossover of the Year goes to the sophisticated XC60, the muscular T8 hybrid,” said Jason Saini, pro race car driver and Chicago News automotive writer and host. “As the rest of the new Volvo line-up, it boasts a lot of safety features, including radar cruise control and autopilot semi-autonomous capabilities. It’s a hint of what driving will be like in the future, and a key component to Volvo’s safety commitment.”
Anders Gustafsson, President and CEO, Volvo Car USA, said, “As our most popular model it’s so important that the XC60 continues to get recognition from even local media like Chicago News. We hope others will appreciate the safety, technology, design and value the XC60 delivers.”
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.