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2018 Volvo XC60 teased ahead of 2017 Geneva Motor Show

By David Bonnici, 27 Feb 2017 Car News

Volvo’s next-gen mid-sized SUV flashes some skin before next month’s full reveal.

2018 Volvo XC60 teased ahead of 2017 Geneva Motor Show

There’s been more teasing in the lead up to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show than in a school playground, with the Volvo XC60 the latest big name to be partially revealed.

The long-awaited successor to the current Volvo XC60 will essentially be a mid-sized version of Volvo’s flagship XC90.

That said it will have some unique features, with the teaser image showing broader “Thor Hammer” headlamps that extend all the way to a large rectangular grille while the ‘waterfall-style’ taillights have a new LEDsignature.

Volvo XC60 headlights

The new look will help the ageing XC60 take the fight to its main rivals including updated versions of the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.

As well as fresh exterior looks, it will take interior design cues from the Volvo XC90, including the uncluttered dashboard and vertical-oriented touchscreen display which will host a version of the 90 Series’ Sensus Connected Touch infotainment system.

It will also be the 90 Series’ XC90s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, with the all-new S60 and V60 to follow suit.

2018 Volvo XC60

Engines will also follow the format established by the XC90, with a family of turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and diesel “Drive-E” motors working on their own or as part of a “Twin Engine” hybrid system.

Technology wise, the XC60 is likely to become one of the safest cars in its segment thanks to an array of active safety features including the acclaimed IntelliSafe technology. This will incorporate advanced driver assist capability including the ability to drive itself up to certain speeds.

The all-new XC60 is expected to launch globally late 2017 with the new Volvo S60 and V60 sedan and wagon models to follow soon after.