New Volvo XC60 Coming Next Year With XC90 Genes

Around since 2008, the current Volvo XC60 is due to be replaced soon, with a second generation already in the pipeline.

If the most recent info from Autocar is correct, then we should expect the 2018 Volvo XC60 sometime next year, with a similar footprint as the current iteration and an exterior design inspired by the larger XC90, highlighted by the signature headlights, with the ‘Thor’s hammer’ DRLs.

Its interior won’t be that different to the one of its larger sibling, either, with an infotainment system taking center stage of the dashboard, flanked by the horizontal air vents, along with a digital instrument cluster, which will replace the traditional dials, probably as an option.

Underneath the skin, the upcoming Volvo XC60 will benefit from the DNA of the XC90, S90 and V90, as it will be built on a smaller version of the flexible SPA platform. This will open up the possibility to numerous powertrains, including the brand’s 2.0-liter petrol and diesel units, likely joined by the T5 three-cylinder hybrid.


  • Six_Tymes

    I think the 90 is too big for most, this new 60 will sell big time if not over priced.


    Isso que e camuflagem.

  • velsatissweden

    I would not pay a lot of money for a new Volvo. In Sweden is the last weeks
    show of lacking quality from the manufacturer stunning. An example is the guy that payed € 80.000 and was delivered his XC90 with welding spark under the paint and uneven bodywork. To mount the trailercoupling some of the rear bumper har been cut out. This is reported in leading, swedish, carmags as TeknikensVärld and AutoMotorSport.

    • Tostik

      Overwhelmingly, at the SwedeSpeed Forum, most are happy with their new XC90.

      • velsatissweden

        Volvo have signed up Peter Mertens from the PSA group to get things straight.

        • Tostik

          Peter Mertens has been Senior Vice President, Research and Development at Volvo for quite some time now, I’m pretty sure.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Bull. Your negative propaganda won’t work V. Translate that ;/

  • KareKakk

    According to the license plates, that car is silver, has 254hp (petrol) and an automatic transmission.
    VIN; YV4102RK3JM000022

  • benT

    Hopefully SOMETHING of the XC90 rubs off!!

  • nauticalone

    Looking forward to this vehicle as possible replacement for my 2015 XC60. Smaller XC90 is exactly as I’m hoping for!

  • trig

    These pictures are old. Motor Authority has pictures from earlier this month that shows off the interior (surprise, it’s the same as the XC90 – which is awesome).

  • Kash

    I know Volvo has said that each series will get their own design language but I wouldn’t mind the XC60 being a mini XC90.

    • TheHake

      I really hope they keep the interior space of the current XC60.

      • nauticalone

        Yep, and hope Volvo increases dead-pedal size though.

  • Sébastien

    This camo is like Citroen Airbumps to a whole new level 🙂

  • velsatissweden

    Volvo in latest J.D.Powers 31 (of 33)

  • TheHake

    Hey, that’s Amsterdam!

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