2018 Volvo XC60 leaked ahead of Geneva debut

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Volvo will unveil its redesigned XC60 tomorrow at the 2017 Geneva auto show but the first photo has already surfaced.

Posted on Autoblog.nl, the leaked shot reveals that the second-generation model closely resembles the larger XC90 with which it shares a platform, in this case Volvo’s modular platform for larger vehicles known as the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). The platform ensures the new XC60 will be offered with fuel-efficient powertrains and the latest in electronic driving aids including some self-driving features.

Although we only have the one shot, previous teasers plus our own spy shots reveal a few additional details. For example, the Thor’s Hammer daytime running lights now extend outside of the main headlight cluster and reaches the sides of the grille. And the grille itself has lost much of the chrome detailing seen on the 90-series models, while at the rear the waterfall-style taillights have a new LED graphic.

All XC60 variants sold in the United should be fitted with inline-4 engines. The base model will likely be a T5 sporting a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 delivering about 250 horsepower. At the other end of the spectrum should be a T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid with a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 working in conjunction with an electric drive system to deliver around 400 hp.

The redesigned XC60 is due in showrooms by the end of the year, as a 2018 model.

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