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.