2017 Volvo XC60 Release Date
The 2017 Volvo XC60 is due to arrive by the end of 2016. The brand new generation of the XC90 was first revealed in 2014, and we expect the smaller XC60 to follow in its footsteps in the very near future. As part of the company’s ambitious plan, expect to see nine all-new Volvo’s models to arrive by 2020. The upcoming models are due to receive substantial improvements and the latest technological updates. So, the new XC60 SUV will slot right beneath the XC90 model within the Volvo’s SUV lineup. Although the model has been announced to make its debut in 2016, it’s still not clear whether it will go on sale as the 2016 Volvo XC60 or 2017 Volvo XC60.
2017 Volvo XC60 Design
The upcoming XC60 will be underpinned by the same SPA-Scalable Product Architecture as the new-generation XC90. Despite sharing the same platform with its bigger brother, it actually differs from it in most respects. Just like the new XC90, the smaller XC60 will be offered in its second iteration. This mid-size crossover SUV is expected to feature an athletic stance, based on its anticipated design. Some of its most striking features include a larger grille, redesigned headlights as well as a more aggressive front bumper. Of course, the distinction between the XC90 and XC60 models is expected to remain pretty much the same after the next generation of the XC60 arrives.
The 2017 Volvo XC60 will be powered by a three-cylinder gasoline engine that generates 180 horsepower. In addition to this unit, the new model is likely to adopt some of the Volvo’s Drive-E engines. These units are renowned for their efficiency and they actually serve as a base on which the new generation of hybrid systems is currently being developed. Unfortunately, we are still awaiting official information pointing towards the potential candidate due to join the upcoming XC60’s engine range. Rumor has it that we might get to see the four-cylinder 2.0-liter Drive-E engine under the hood of the 2017 XC60.
Alongside the standard version of the XC60, the Swedish automaker is considering a Polestar version as well. It is believed that this model is very likely to be given a go-ahead by the company executives. Not only that, Volvo is currently developing another crossover SUV. Namely, the new Volvo XC40 will be based on the V40 model, riding on the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform developed in cooperation with the Chinese Geely company. The XC40 should slot underneath the 2017 XC60 SUV as far as the Volvo’s crossover SUV family is concerned.