- New Volvo XC60 has been spotted testing
- ‘Thors Hammer’ headlights clearly visible
- Its styling will be inspired by the larger XC90
- XC60 expected to hit showrooms in 2018
The new Volvo XC60 has been spotted being put through its paces in testing winter conditions before it goes on sale in 2018. Images courtesy of Auto Evolution show its signature Thor’s Hammer headlights for the first time, too.
Volvo’s done a thorough job disguising the new XC60’s body with oddly shaped plastic panels and swirling vinyl wrap but we can still see a few distinct details peeking through. The same stylish headlights as fitted to the XC90, S90 and V90 can be clearly seen up front while a pair of tall, angular brakelights frame the new car’s bootlid and rear windscreen.
The upcoming XC60 seems to share its boxy SUV proportions with the larger XC90 – especially in profile. Its bluff front end and subtly curved roofline appear to have been inspired by its bigger brother but a more steeply angled rear windscreen lends it a more sporty appearance.
No images have surfaced of the upcoming XC60’s interior but we expect it’ll boast a similar large portrait infotainment screen to the XC90 and an equally minimalist design. The new car’s also expected to improve on the outgoing model’s 495-litre boot capacity, too.
This mid-sized SUV should be built using a scaled-down version of the S90 and XC90’s shared platform – this will also allow it to be fitted with a similar selection of 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines and both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. A smaller 1.5-litre petrol could also feature in the XC60’s lineup and a plug-in hybrid model is expected to be offered in the future, too.
2018 Volvo XC60 price and release date
The new XC60 should make its public debut at a motor show in 2017 before going on sale in early 2018. Entry-level models are expected to cost approximately £23,000 while top-spec versions could set you back more than £40,000.
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2018 Volvo XC60 price, specs and release date (updated October 2016)
Volvo is readying an all-new XC60 SUV to go on sale in 2018. Seen for the first time in spy shots courtesy of Autoevolution, this Swedish alternative to the BMW X3 looks set to borrow styling details from its big brother, the XC90.
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2018 Volvo XC60 styling
Though much of the outside remains heavily disguised, minor details such as the signature Thor’s Hammer LED headlights and vertically-stacked tail lights can be clearly seen through the cladding. Its overall shape appears similar to the XC90 but, because it’s only designed to seat five, the XC60’s roofline curves away towards the rear in a more pronounced way than its bigger brother.
2018 Volvo XC60 interior
These first glimpses of the interior show the dashboard relatively undisguised. It’s clear that the design – dominated by a large portrait touchscreen flanked by a pair of air vents – is inspired by the cabins of both the larger XC90 SUV and the S90 executive saloon. Like those two, the XC60 will replace traditional analogue dials with a fully digital setup.
2018 Volvo XC60 driving and engines
Volvo’s intention to use a single, scalable platform throughout its range means that the XC60’s oily bits will share plenty in common with the XC90. That means we can expect similar four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines to be offered and possibly a plug-in hybrid version in the future.
The XC60 is expected to borrow much of its larger sibling’s clever autonomous driving tech, too. An array of cameras and radar systems will open up the possibility for the XC60 to drive itself in heavy traffic and on motorways.
2018 Volvo XC60 price and release date
Volvo hasn’t announced how much its new XC60 will cost but, when it goes on sale in 2018, we expect it to cost around £32,000 in base trim and more than £41,000 in range-topping spec – approximately the same as the outgoing version.
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2018 Volvo XC60 price, specs and release date (updated July 2016)
Volvo is readying a replacement for the popular XC60 family SUV. No images or details of the new model have been confirmed but it’s expected to be a spacious five seater to sit below the seven-seat XC90 and above the XC40 concept shown further down. In lieu of official pictures, we’ve created this render showing what we expect the new XC60 to look like.
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2018 Volvo XC60 styling
The larger XC90 is arguably the most significant Volvo of recent memory – following massive Chinese investment, the company finally had the money to develop a competitive luxury SUV with excellent build quality and modern engines. With the XC90 came a new design language that’s been transferred to the new S90 saloon and V90 estate, and it’s been well received in both applications.
As you can see from our render, we expect this design language to heavily influence the new XC60’s styling. At the front, a square grille is flanked by attractive LED headlights with the ‘Thor’s hammer’ signature already found on other new Volvos. From there back, the body is defined by clean lines and neat proportions split up by a sharp crease from the bonnet to the brake lights.
At the rear, the more compact dimensions compared to the XC90 become more obvious. The rear windscreen is less steeply raked on the XC60, giving it a more coupe-like profile, and the shorter body also means a smaller external footprint, making the car easier to use in town. Sharp LED brake lights frame the rear and and extend up the rearmost pillar.
2018 Volvo XC60 latest news (updated June 2016)
Volvo’s SUV range will gain another new face within the next couple of years. The all-new XC60 will replace the popular outgoing model, with the firm hoping it’ll steal sales from the successful BMW X3 and Audi Q5. Images of the smaller Volvo Concept 40 (shown throughout) give us a vague idea of how its bigger brother could look.
A new platform, efficient petrol and diesel engines and the latest safety tech are certain to feature. We take a look at what we know so far…
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Volvo XC60 styling
Volvo’s two latest releases, the XC90 SUV and S90 executive saloon, along with styling exercises such as the Concept 40 will heavily influence the styling of the next XC60. That means we can expect to find the new, more squared-off chrome family grille at the front and a pair of LED headlamps featuring the distinctive “Thor’s Hammer” light signature.
Further details are scarce but, in essence, it will look like a smaller, sleeker version of the Swedish brand’s current range-topping XC90 although expect some of the more extreme angles on the Concept 40 to be toned down for the final model.
Volvo XC60 interior
Smart interiors and big, comfy seats have become something of a hallmark for Volvo and, inside, the new XC60 will likely share the huge nine-inch portrait touchscreen infotainment system with the XC90.
The current car is roomy inside and boasts a 495-litre boot. Thanks to more efficient packaging, we would be surprised if the new model didn’t surpass its predecessor for accommodation in every traditional measure.
Volvo XC60 driving and engines
The current XC90 and S90 are based on Volvo’s SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform. This chassis can be adjusted to cater for cars of differing shapes and sizes, and a shorter version of the design is expected to underpin the new XC60.
As a result, many of the same engines found in larger Volvos should easily slip under the bonnet. Expect 2.0-litre petrol and diesel variants, and possibly a plug-in hybrid. In order to compete with its class-leading rivals, front and four-wheel drive models will need to be offered along with a decent automatic gearbox option.
A smaller engine currently under development will feature, too. The 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo, producing as much as 150hp, will mark the entry point to the range. During testing, this unit has been paired with a dual-clutch automatic gearbox, but we wouldn’t rule out the option of a manual for entry-level models, either.
Volvo XC60 price
Exact prices are unconfirmed but, with the current XC60 priced from £31,660 and rising to a shade under £40,000, we’d expect the replacement to be fairly similar in price.
Volvo XC60 release date
Volvo has confirmed that its entire range will have been revamped before 2019. The XC60 won’t be the last model to be overhauled, so we’re predicting a 2018 release.