All-New Midsize SUV Teased Ahead of Geneva Motor Show Debut

The best view yet of the vehicle is a teaser image that shows it'll feature Volvo's "Thor's Hammer" headlight design and the same sort of bold grille seen on the larger Volvo XC90 SUV.

Volvo has revealed that the XC60 will build on the suite of autonomous driver assist systems already found in the brand's models.

Though Volvo has not released specific details for the 2018 XC60 SUV, it is expected to have the latest technologies including the new Sensus infotainment system and a variety of active safety features like Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Autopilot. We certainly can't wait to see what the future XC60 will have to offer. Images seen by our sister title Auto Express suggest the new XC60 will also sport the same sort of vertically stacked rear lights as the XC90. "With the XC60 we are determined to take the next step in reducing avoidable collisions with the addition of steering support and assistance systems", said Malin Ekholm, Director of Volvo's Safety Centre. Between 31 and 62mph, it means the auto can steer around obstacles without driver input.

Volvo has form in this regard, with the XC90 leaping in size, and the XC60 shares the flagship SUV's SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform, which also underpins the S90 and V90.

Around at the back it looks like it will use a similar taillight design as the outgoing model, only using LED technology instead of conventional bulbs. The powertrain list is also expected to include a 254bhp 2.0-liter petrol engine and a plug-in hybrid derivative is also on the card that is expected to receive a 1.5-liter, turbocharged, three-cylinder petrol engine paired to an electric motor to produce a combined output of approximately 250bhp.

Following the car's launch in 2017, Volvo will introduce the all-new S60 saloon and V60 estate. Let us know in the comments section below.

  • Arturo Norris