Volvo is working on the new generation of its best-selling crossover, which will likely arrive sometime next year. We spotted the testing vehicle while it was driving through Amsterdam, but regardless of the clear look, we can’t tell you everything about it because of the quite weird black panels that hide all the changes on the 2018 Volvo XC60.
2018 Volvo XC60: New Platform and Redesigned Look
According to the latest rumors, the new–gen XC60 will use the SPA platform, just like the full-size XC90, so it might borrow something else too. We think on the exterior design, which could easily use the same design language. Of course, the XC60 is smaller and more compact, so the bodywork should be more attractive and dynamic. Judging by the shots, the 2018 XC60 is featuring a larger footprint, which allows more space inside. Except of more legroom, the interior will also borrow almost every detail from the bigger brother, so you can expect really exciting infotainment and entertainment systems, as well as amazing and pretty soft upholstery. The luxurious crossover will add Volvo’s Pilot Assist II semi-autonomous driving system as a standard option, which is really amazing.
Under The Hood
The testing prototype is using a T5 gasoline option, so you can expect really outstanding performance. The power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is capable to develop 254 horsepower. The 2018 Volvo XC60 will also have stronger unit, which is possibly a T6 plug-in hybrid. This option will power the range-topping model, and will be able to deliver at least 350 horsepower, which is more than enough for the best road experiences. Still, some rumors indicate that the Swedish car manufacturer is planning to offer a Polestar model, which will get an engine that develops over 400 horsepower. Anyway, the crossover will offer a standard front- and optional all-wheel drive.
The 2018 Volvo XC60 is still far away from its official presentation. Judging by the speculations, the interesting crossover won’t come before the 2017 Paris Motor Show, so the carmaker could add a number of new details that we can’t see on the first testing model.