Swedish automaker Volvo was seen testing its next generation vehicle clad in a battle ready plastic camouflage on the streets of Amsterdam. The 2018 Volvo XC60 is expected to roll out of Volvo in the 2017 Paris Motor Show and will be a 60-series new generation car.


Still, in prototype stage, many specifications are unknown. Yet, few estimations and predictions are flying in the air. What is sure, it will switch to the new platform and changes are also expected in other aspects.


2018 Volvo XC60 will be built on Volvo’s own Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, modular-based, which can house gasoline, hybrid, and full-electric powertrains. This modern architecture is also very flexible and it is already used in larger XC90 and V60 wagon and S90 sedan.

  • Exterior design –

Volvo XC60 was very well camouflaged while testing and detailed conclusion on exterior looks cannot be made yet. However, images show ‘Thor’s Hammer’ LED headlight designs and a more slender look as the roof drops elegantly towards the rear. Similar design language as on mentioned platform mates will also be applied on this model.

  • Remodeled Interiors –

Also, thanks to this new platform, passengers will enjoy increased cabin and cargo space. Seats and dashboard may receive remodeling and touch panel should be much wider than the current Volvo cars on the road.

  • Safety and tech features –

Volvo will equip the 2018 XC60 with their in house array of safety and tech features that can be seen on the newest XC90 and new wagon and sedan model. In addition we might also see Pilot Assist II driving aid.



The prototype of 2018 Volvo XC60 was tested with a 2.0L, gasoline T5 engine with a power capacity of 254 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. The launch vehicle will also expect this engine housed under its hood.  XC60 T5 version will be of four cylinders and turbocharged. A T6 version of 2.0L turbocharged and supercharged option will also be up for grab with power going up to 300 HP.

  • Hybrid version –

An eight-speed automatic transmission is on the cards with front wheel control and optional all-wheel control. Volvo may also come up with hybrid or plug-in hybrid engine options.


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