Photo of 2018 XC60 courtesy of Volvo.

Photo of 2018 XC60 courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo's 2018 XC60 luxury SUV will retail for at least $41,500 and arrive as the first Volvo built on the new 60 series platform of smaller cars and crossovers, Volvo has announced.

The base 2018 XC60 is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder T5 gasoline engine that makes 250 horsepower. Volvo will also offer an XC60 that's powered by the turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder T6 engine that makes 316 horsepower.

Volvo will offer a third model — the plug-in hybrid T8 that makes 400 horsepower. The models arrive with standard all-wheel drive.

The VC60 T6 retails for $44,900, while the T8 starts at $52,900.

The XC60 features an array of safety features, including Lane Keeping Aid and Oncoming Lane Mitigation, which provides steering input to mitigate a head-on collision. The cars will also have the standard Intellisafe City Safety system. Volvo's blind spot information system will now use Steer Assist to prevent lane changes into other vehicles.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet