2017 Volvo XC60 could debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

16/12/2016 - 13:39 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Will be the SUV's second generation model.

The original Volvo XC60 is nearing the end of its lifecycle and Volvo is developing the second generation model to be launched next year. According to a report from Auto Express, the 2017 Volvo XC60 could debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017.

2017 Volvo XC60 front three quarters spy shot Germany
A spy shot captured by IAB reader Mathias Brem shows the next-gen Volvo XC60 being tested in Germany.

The second generation Volvo XC60 will be based on on the company's SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform that currently underpins the Volvo XC90, Volvo S90 and Volvo V90. The new modular platform will bring considerable weight reductions that will help improve the vehicle's performance and efficiency, and allow Volvo to offer its latest alternative powertrains. The new generation model will incorporate the latest exterior and interior design theme followed by the aforementioned latest models.

Sitting below the Volvo XC90 and above the Volvo XC40 that will follow in late 2017, the 2017 Volvo XC60 will likely be offered with an array of Drive-E turbocharged and supercharged three- and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The range will include a Twin Engine petrol-electric plug-in hybrid model as well. In the UK, the all-new XC60 will be available in D4 model with 187 bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine and D5 model with 232 bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. The T8 Twin Engine model will follow later with around 400 bhp on tap.

Volvo SPA platform
The second generation Volvo XC60 will be based on on the company's SPA platform.

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Like the current Volvo XC60, the next-gen Volvo XC60 will likely be imported via the CBU route in India, probably from Ghent, Belgium. It will likely go on sale in India in early 2018.

[Source: Auto Express]

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