The much-anticipated 2018 Volvo XC60 range will hit showrooms in October, with the Scandinavian brand taking a three-pronged approach to its mid-size luxury SUV offering.

The brand will mirror the larger XC90 model line-up with three trim grades - the entry-level Momentum, the mid-range Inscription and the flagship R-Design - and petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid four-cylinder models on offer.

All new 2018 Volvo XC60 models feature all-wheel drive, and all have eight-speed automatic transmissions.

There are two 2.0-litre turbo diesel versions available - the D4, which has 140kW of power and 400Nm of torque, and the twin-turbo D5, with 173kW and 480Nm.

There are two standard petrol drivetrains available, too: the T5 uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine and produces 187kW/350Nm, while the more powerful T6 churns out 235kW/400Nm because its engine makes use of a supercharger as well as a turbocharger.

The flagship drivetrain is reserved for the top-end model, only: the T8 plug-in hybrid combines the T6 petrol engine with a 10.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 65kW/240Nm electric motor.

The T8's maximum combined outputs are a huge 300kW and 640Nm, allowing it to sprint from 0-100km/h in just 5.3 seconds, with claimed combined cycle fuel use of just 2.1 litres per 100km.

There's plenty of standard equipment fitted to the new-generation XC60, which undercuts competitors such as the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC on price: see below for the breakdown on what each of the trim grades has included as standard.

Volvo Cars Australia managing director Kevin McCann said the new XC60, which represents about 30 per cent of global sales for the brand, is an important addition to the brand's local model range.

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"Volvo has a strong heritage in designing stylish and dynamic SUVs that offer the latest in technology. The All-New XC60 is no exception, even by our already high standards", said McCann.

"It is the perfect car for an active Australian lifestyle, and it represents the next step in our transformation plan," he said.

2018 XC60 standard equipment

Momentum

Keyless entry with handsfree tailgate opening and closing

Collision mitigation support (forward collision warning with autonomous braking)

Lane keeping assistance

Blind-spot monitoring

Rear cross-traffic alert

Rear collision warning and auto-braking

360-degree camera

Front and rear parking sensors

Semi-automated parking

Hill descent control

Hill start assist

Driver, passenger, front side, full-length curtain airbags

Cruise control with speed limiter

12.3-inch driver information display

2x USB ports

Bluetooth phone and audio streaming

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

DAB digital radio

Satellite navigation

Dual-zone climate control

Leather seat trim

Leather-lined steering wheel and gearknob

Power adjustable driver's seat and front passenger seat

Auto-dimming rear-view and side mirrors

LED headlamps with active bending beams and auto high-beam lights

Rain-sensing wipers

19-inch alloy wheels with tyre pressure monitoring system and temporary steel spare wheel

Inscription (adds over Momentum)

Adaptive cruise control

PilotAssist with steering assistance

Head-up display

Leather-bound keyfob

Four-zone climate control

Unique grille finisher

20-inch alloy wheels with tyre pressure monitoring system and temporary steel spare wheel

R-Design (adds over Inscription)

Nubuck leather trim

Sports seats

Front seat cushion extension

Black headlining

R-Design exterior styling

Sport chassis (the above have the standard Dynamic chassis setup - Sport has a stiffer edge to it)

21-inch wheels with tyre pressure monitoring system and temporary steel spare wheel

Option packs

Lifestyle Pack - includes heated front seats, panoramic sunroof, tinted rear glass - $2500, available on all models

Sports Pack - includes heated front seats, tinted rear glass, sports steering wheel, Bowers & Wilkins audio System, paddle-shifters, 20-inch diamond cut alloy wheels - $6500, available on Momentum and Inscription models only

Premium Pack - includes heated front seats, panoramic roof, tinted rear glass, power folding rear headrests, power folding rear backrest, Bowers & Wilkins audio system, air suspension - $7500

2018 Volvo XC60 pricing

Momentum D4 - $59,990

Momentum T5 - $62,990

Inscription D4 - $66,990

Inscription T5 - $69,990

R-Design D5 - $73,990

R-Design T6 - $76,990

R-Design T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Hybrid - $92,990

Prices exclude on-road costs.