This year, the winner of the World Car of the Year is an SUV - the 2018 Volvo XC60. But that's not the only award won by the XC60 this year. It also won North American Utility of the Year, Japan Car of the Year, UK Car of the Year, and was named Car Technology Brand of the Year and Best Safety Technology winner for its revolutionary Steering Support System, which automatically steers you back into your lane if you get in the path of oncoming traffic. World Car Awards jurors complimented the XC60 on its industry-leading level of inspired design inside and out, high-class materials throughout, class-topping drivability and segment-winning safety features.

The 2018 XC60 is such a pleasant vehicle to drive, you may not want to leave the cabin. It has more standard safety, tech, and comfort features than any SUV in its class, including a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, and a state-of-the-art infotainment system. Other standard features include a 10-way adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, an in-cabin air filtration system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. As part of the Advanced Package, the 2018 Volvo XC60 offers a 360-degree surround view camera for a high-resolution, bird's eye view of the area surrounding your Volvo. This can greatly help when you are backing up or maneuvering in confined areas. Another convenient available feature is the hands-free tailgate, which allows you to open the tailgate by simply waving your foot, which can be quite "handy" when your hands are full.

Your safety is the most important consideration when you're on the road, and the Volvo XC60 was named a Top Safety Pick + from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The XC60 is infused with smart, intuitive innovations. Standard City Safety auto-braking technology helps protect you and those around you. If a collision is imminent ahead, it will brake automatically, reducing impact – or preventing it altogether when you’re driving at speeds of 31 mph or less. Other standard safety features include active high beams, a driver drowsiness monitor, traffic sign recognition, and a rearview camera. Optional safety features include blind spot monitoring, a head-up display, rear collision warning with braking, cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, park assist, and Pilot Assist, which helps you follow the traffic flow within your lane to increase safety. You can activate Pilot Assist by using the buttons on your steering wheel to select your desired speed and time gap. If your hand is not on the steering wheel, Pilot Assist automatically shuts off.

The new suspension system in the 2018 Volvo XC60 gives it a spry demeanor, tuned to minimize body roll and offer a composed, easy driving experience. All-wheel drive is standard, and the drive mode settings let you adjust steering, throttle response, transmission shifts, and brakes into Comfort, Eco, Dynamic, and Off-Road modes. The Volvo XC60 has three available engines, the T5, T6, and T8. With its top-of-the-line Twin Engine powertrain, the T8 delivers high performance, efficiency, and low emissions, delivering 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque. The engine drives the front wheels and an electric motor powers the rear, giving you instantaneous acceleration and on-demand all-wheel drive when you need it. And if you choose the active chassis with four-corner air suspension, your vehicle automatically selects the best chassis settings to complement the drive mode, allowing you to enjoy the drive while your Volvo does the work. The 2018 Volvo XC60 is fully equipped to go where you want, when you want, and you can find it at Volvo Cars Hilton Head. Visit our dealership and test drive one today.

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