Volvo company announced the new XC60 SUV for the 2016 year. A new generation XC90 SUV model was presented in 2014, and his footsteps will go, and smaller XC60 SUV model. However, it is not all that Volvo will offer their customers. The company unveiled its ambitious plan. By the year 2020, will offer nine new models. The new models will be significantly upgraded and made in accordance with the highest standards. The new XC60 SUV will take place under the XC90 models, in Volvo’s lineup SUV. Although announced for the year 2016, it was not specify whether it will take the name of the 2016 Volvo XC60, or 2017 Volvo XC60.
2017 Volvo XC60 – Design
The new XC60 is placed at the same platform (SPA-Scalable Product Architecture) as well as a new generation XC90. Although the XC60 shares some underpinnings with bigger brother, from him differs greatly. The new model is representative of the second generation of vehicles, just like the larger XC90. This mid-size crossover SUV is sports oriented, which reveals its design. It is characterized by shorter side profile, reshaped headlights and new larger grille and aggressive new front bumper. The boundary between the XC90 and XC60 models is clearly indicated. Although them features the same platform and improvement in all segments, XC90 will always remain ‘older brother’.
2016 Volvo XC60 (2017 Volvo XC60) will trigger a three-cylinder gasoline engine with 180 hp. Beside him, in the offer will enter some of the new engine from Volvo’s Drive-E engine family. These engines provide greater efficiency to the vehicle. They are the basis for the development of a new generation of hybrid propulsion systems. There is no official data about it which engine from this family will be found in the new XC60. However, most often mentioned is the 2.0-liter Drive-E engine with four cylinder.
In addition to the standard version of the new 2017 Volvo XC60, the company is considering the possibility of Polestar version. It is expected that this version gets the green light, and soon find themselves in production. With the new generation XC60 SUV, Volvo is developing another smaller compact crossover model. It is the Volvo XC40, which will be based on the V40 model. It will be placed on the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform, which was developed in cooperation with the Chinese company Geely. XC40 will take place under the 2017 XC60 SUV, in Volvo’s range of crossover SUVs.