The XC60 is an entry-level model of this Swedish manufacturer, when it is about SUVs. It is a compact luxury crossover, which was originally launched in 2008. Original model is still under production. Although it is already eight years old, it is still characterized by great capabilities, compared to competition. However, company’s management feels that it is right time to launch a second-generation model. According to the latest reports, new model is in advanced stage of development and it should come somewhere in 2016, probably as 2017 Volvo XC60.
2017 Volvo XC60 specs
As we mentioned, new model is expected to come next year, as 2017 Volvo XC60. It will come completely redesigned, with plenty of novelties and changes, compared to current model. It will ride on company’s new Scalable Product Architecture, which is also used for new XC90. This platform is extremely versatile and could be used both for compact and mid-size cars. The 2017 Volvo XC60 will come with significant changes when it is about visual appearance. It will completely incorporate company’s new design language. New model will borrow many design solutions from bigger brother XC90, but it will also feature many unique characteristics. According to rumors, this crossover will get some additional dose of sportiness and more attractive appearance, due to its later release. In near future, we also expect to see one more, smaller crossover called XC40, which will come in next few years and which will be developed jointly with Chinese parent family Geely. This could indicate that 2017 XC60 will be much higher poisoned in terms of luxury and safety features, compared to original.
2017 Volvo XC60 engine
We don’t expect surprises, when it is about engines. The 2017 Volvo XC60 will be offered with new palette of company’s engines. There will be both petrol and diesel engines in offer, and also a hybrid configuration. We are expecting to see both T5 and T6 turbo petrol engines in offer. Two diesel variants, D4 and D5, are also expected. When it is about hybrid model, it is rumored that 2017 Volvo XC60 will feature the same configuration as its bigger brother XC90, which is consisted of 2.0 liter petrol engine and 60-kW electric motor. Total output is expected to be over 400 horses.
2017 Volvo XC60 release date
So far, it is only known that 2017 Volvo XC60 will come somewhere next year. More precise details will be known in next few months.