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2018 XC60 T8 most powerful 2-row SUV in Volvo history

Producing 400 horsepower and 472 ft-lb torque, Volvo’s reinvented 2018 XC60 T8, brings a spirited drive dynamic rivaling many sport sedans; yet affords the ride height and utility demanded by today’s discerning crossover, SUV buyer. The icing on the cake? It’s electrified.

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Volvo’s reinvented 2018 XC60 SUV presents full size premium SUV comfort and safety in a midsize platform that shares engine power with the class-leading 2018 XC90 3-row; it’s powerful, yet Volvo refined.

Last week, thanks to our friends at Green Car Journal, while attending a press roll-out in Denver, Colorado, your’s truly drove 4 Volvo variants in one day. They all share common engine and transmission combinations, hybridization, and arguably the best infotainment system available in the auto industry today. For 2018, Volvo XC60 comes with all-wheel-drive standard, as does the state of the auto art Volvo active safety and near autonomous driver assist. We first experienced Volvo XC90 on the busy streets of Los Angeles.

Finishing up the afternoon with some seat time behind the wheel of the most powerful two row SUV ever produced by Volvo Car.2018_Volvo_Interior

The 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 gasoline electric hybrid brings a welcomed sporting dynamic to a rather vanilla flavored segment. The icing on the cake for driving enthusiast is an astounding instant-on 472-lb-ft torque, and that very cool electric-only take off that Volvo’s XC60 hybrid crossover does so well. That’s only the opening line of the reinvention of Volvo’s best selling offering world-wide. Read my full initial impressions, drive review, and specifications here.

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