The all-new Volvo XC60 made its global premiere just last month, with the second-generation model receiving the latest and greatest that the Gothenburg-based carmaker has to offer. To provide us a better insight into the SUV, Volvo has released a few videos involving Hans Nilsson, senior project manager for the XC60, as well as Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president of design at Volvo Cars.

We start with Nilsson’s walk-around video tour of the XC60, whereby the XC60 is revealed to measure 4,688 mm in length, 1,902 mm in width, 1,658 mm in height, and with a wheelbase of 2,865 mm. That makes it longer (+60 mm), wider (+11 mm), less tall (-57 mm), and with a longer wheelbase (+91 mm) compared to its predecessor.

Three different trim levels are available for the XC60 – Momentum, R-Design and Inscription – with wheel options ranging from 18 to 22 inches in different designs, and there are full-LED headlights and taillights fitted as well.

Convenient features available for the XC60 include a hands-free powered tailgate, and models fitted with air suspension will be able to lower the SUV’s ride height to allow easier loading of items into the boot.

Moving inside, a powered panoramic sunroof is standard, and there are clever stowage spaces under the rear seats too. The Inscription trim package shown here gets electrically adjustable leather seats with ventilation and massage functions, while R-Design cars get sculptured, contoured seats for a more dynamic driving experience.

Nilsson also points out that the dashboard is slightly angled towards the driver, including the large tablet-sized touchscreen for the Sensus Connect infotainment system. The Scandinavian design features plenty of soft-touch material and wood trim that is inspired by driftwood, as Ingenlath points out in his video that focuses on the design of the XC60.

The list of premium tech features continues with a Bowers & Wilkins sound system that comes with 15 speakers and a subwoofer, along with an automatic climate control system with an air quality system and multi-filters.

Safety is synonymous with Volvo, and the new XC60 gets plenty of systems that are capable preventing or mitigating a crash. Several sensors on the car help to identify if a collision is imminent, be it while driving in the city or while changing lanes, and if needed, the car will assist the driver by steering the car back in lane or stopping altogether.

The XC60 can be had with a T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain, whereby a 313 hp supercharged and turbocharged petrol engine powers the front wheels. The mill is assisted by an 87 hp electric motor that drivers the rear axle, which draws its power from a 10.4 kWh battery pack. This electric all-wheel drive system is similar to that used on the XC90, the XC60’s bigger brother.

Lovely, isn’t it? The XC60 should make its way to Malaysia but it remains to be seen when that will take place and more importantly, for how much. The current XC60 is still on sale here, with two engine options to choose from – the T5 Drive-E and T6 Drive-E – priced from RM266,888.

GALLERY: 2018 Volvo XC60