First Look At Volvo’s All-New 2018 XC60 SUV

You’re looking at a heavily camouflaged prototype of the second generation of Volvo’s popular XC60 compact luxury SUV that our scoops snagged testing in Amsterdam.

Expected in late 2017 or early 2018, the redesigned XC60 will become the sixth Volvo model to be based on the Swedish firm’s flexible SPA platform after the new XC90, S90, V90 and next year’s XC40 and S40, which were previewed in concept form last month.

Our spies on the ground said that the tester had a similar footprint to the current model that measures 4,628mm (182.2 in.) long and which has been in production since 2008, though the pictures suggest that it might be riding on a longer wheelbase than the Mk1 (2,774 mm or 109.2 in) for improved passenger space.

The car’s body armor doesn’t exactly allow us to make out any styling cues other than a possibly more athletic stance, but the 2018 XC60 should borrow heavily from its larger sibling, the XC90, both inside and out, adopting elements like the distinctive ‘Thor’s Hammer’ LED headlamp designs and an oblong front grille.

The SUV’s safety and tech features will be upgraded with most of the things we’ve seen on the latest XC90 and S/V90 models too, such as Smartphone connectivity including Apple CarPlay, a larger tablet-like touchscreen for the infotainment system and possibly even Volvo’s Pilot Assist II semi-autonomous driving system.

Our spies were able to check the prototypes number plates revealing that power comes from Volvo’s 2.0 liter T5 turbocharged petrol engine, which on the XC90 is rated at 254hp and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) of peak torque. The range will include additional Drive-E  four-cylinder gasoline engines and a plug-in hybrid variant, with Europe and other markets around the world getting an assortment of diesels too. Some markets may also get the option of three-cylinder engines at a later stage. Entry level XC60s will be front-wheel drive, with more powerful models to be combined with all-wheel drive.

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  • Six_Tymes

    I seriously cant wait for this. I think its going to be a big seller if they dont over price it.

    • eb110americana

      I’d be surprised if this didn’t become the best selling Volvo.

  • MultiKdizzle

    Now that’s camo.

  • Matthijs

    Not the first time a Volvo is getting tested in Amsterdam, also other cars has been seen here like the Land Rover Discovery Sport. With all those tourists, cyclists, trams and busses the city I live in is perfect for testing cars with safety features

    • TheHake

      You forgot the cyclists. And the cyclists.

  • MarkoS

    This could be the most appealing vehicle in it’s segment. That or the F-Pace.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    i think it’s safe to say it will be a true beauty

  • Tom

    And according to the hole in the camouflage on the side, it’s PHEV ready 🙂

  • badcyclist

    Volvo should market this exact model as an urban assault vehicle.

  • brunot

    I think that engine variation has a 285 lb ft torque “burst mode” that gives a few seconds of overboost, which is really all anyone driving it needs.

  • Sébastien

    Looks like the old BMW X1 (E84) profile 🙁

  • nauticalone

    I’m also really looking forward to this.

  • Enter Ranting

    No you’re not, Sherry. You’re lying. If it was so easy to make $8000 a month from home, there would be no unemployment in this country.

  • D3X

    If they make this with the same refinement as the XC90, which was a home run, this one is going to be out of the park.

  • Lloyd Klee

    Sherry, I think that you’re delusional and are probably collecting unemployment benefits.

  • Lloyd Klee

    Oh, and regarding the 2017 XC60, the basic shape and size will be comparable to the current model but the front end (new grill and headlights) will be more XC90’s in design and style, as will the interior.

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