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Volvo XC60 exposed on eve of Geneva Motor Show

By David Bonnici, 07 Mar 2017 Car News

Volvo XC60 exposed on eve of Geneva Motor Show

Leaked images confirm the mid-sized SUV’s family resemblance to the bigger XC90.

Despite Volvo’s efforts to carefully hide the finer details of its all-new XC60 SUV under camouflage, it’s been spotted in the raw just before it was due to be launched at Geneva Motor Show.

The single picture posted on Dutch motoring site Autoblog.nl confirms expectations that the second-generation model has more slender lines in keeping with the larger Volvo XC90.

As shown in teaser pics released last week, the side profile shot shows how the ‘Thor’s Hammer’ daytime running lights now extend from the headlight cluster all the way to the grille.

The grille of the pictured variant is without the chrome detailing featured at the front of the 90-series models, while at the rear the waterfall-style taillights, that run down the side of the raked tailgate, have a new LED graphic.

The second-generation Volvo XC60 shares the XC90’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform which will also underpin the all-new S60 and V60.

This will mean the mid-size SUV will get powertrain choices in line with the bigger XC90, including 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.

The XC60 will also feature array of active safety features including the acclaimed IntelliSafe technology. Volvo says the technology leap will make the XC60 one of the safest cars on the road, against its competitors Audi Q5, BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque and Lexus NX.

Due for release at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show tomorrow, the Volvo XC60 is expected to launch globally later this year with the other 60-series cars to follow soon after.