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Volvo to show off new XC60 in Geneva

Teaser images appear to show a bodystyle similar to the current SUV

Published: February 27, 2017, 9:30 PM
Updated: March 3, 2017, 4:33 AM

2018 Volvo XC60

2018 Volvo XC60 taillight

Volvo will apparently be bringing its oldest model into line with the current stable, having released teaser images of the new XC60 to be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show.

As evident from the images, the cues are very similar to what’s already been seen on the larger XC90 SUV, with the noted differences being the lack of the larger roof-mounted spoiler of the 90-Series vehicle.

2018 Volvo XC60

The window line has a bit of a swoop up at the bottom trailing edge, which is a bit more dramatic than that seen on the XC90. The front fenders also seem to display a bit more muscularity than the more traditionally styled 90. The grille too appears to be smaller and sleeker than the larger SUV

The headlight description is what you’d expect from a Swedish company — Thor’s Hammer — with the Mjölnir LED design serving as driving lights, and showing a sleeker version of the design seen on the XC90. The taillights are also LED and stretch up along the side of the rear hatchgate window.

2018 Volvo XC60 headlight

The vehicle will also use Volvo’s new scalable architecture, which is already being used on the XC90, S90 and V90. The new XC60’s wheelbase is reportedly longer than that of the current model, making more room for passengers and cargo.

Much of this speculative, as little is known about the new vehicle, which is expected to continue to use the 240-hp 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder and 302-hp turbocharged and supercharged engine for the top of the line model. Although, rumour has it using a smaller version of those engines.