The Swedish automaker has now confirmed that the earlier teaser shots is indeed the all-new XC60 which it will be unveiling in the Swiss capital next week, quashing rumours that it could be Volvo’s smaller XC40, their much awaited new addition to the model line-up.
It’s teaser season in the automotive world as the collection of major manufacturers and even some smaller ones ramp up their respective hype machines for what is arguably the biggest event on the 2017 automotive calendar: the Geneva Motor Show.
Apart from yesterday rather ambiguous teaser image, we know have a clearer idea of what to expect that the nose and tail of the car, at least as far as illumination goes. It has also published a picture of the XC60 under a semi opaque tarp, revealing a familiar Volvo SUV silhouette.
Judging by these early images, we don’t expect to be downright wowed by the XC60 but instead nod in approval should they execute the new model properly. Just like the outgoing version, the easiest way to envision the XC60 is as essentially a smaller version of the flagship XC90.
Based on Volvo’s new Scalable Premium Architecture (SPA) platform, the silhouette and many of the exterior cues should remain identical to the 90 Series 7-seater, the 5-seater XC60 is also expected to feature an evolution of their contemporary interior design language as well as an improved Sensus infotainment system.
Following the lead of their newest batch of cars, the XC60’s largest engine capacity is very likely to be capped at 2.0-litres, combusting either petrol or diesel, and with the aid of twin charging (turbo and supercharger) as well as hybrid systems, the XC60 should be well sorted for power, fuel efficiency, and exhaust emissions.
We’ll have to wait until the Swedish outfit drops more information on the XC60 in the lead up to the Geneva show or until the full reveal itself to learn about any extras.