Next-gen 2018 Volvo S60 exterior leaked

10/03/2018 - 13:12 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Just earlier this week, the 2018 Volvo V60 had its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Now, the next-gen Volvo S60 has leaked online in an image published by Teknikens Varld.

2018 Volvo S60 exterior leaked image
The next-gen Volvo S60 looks strikingly similar to the Volvo S90, but has a more compact and sportier design.

As expected, the next-gen 2018 Volvo S60 looks just like a smaller Volvo S90 at first glance. There are some differences other than the sizing, though. The S60 has a more dynamic styling of the two, for its a sports sedan after all. While the S90 has a flattish belt line, the S60 has an upward rising belt line, with a noticeable incline from around the rear doors’ mid-section. At the rear, the S60 may not have wide-spaced Volvo branding between the tail lamps, as the license plate recess is on the top.

The next-gen Volvo S60 will ride on the SPA platform. Like the latest Volvo V60, Volvo is likely to offer it with four conventional engines: 2.0-litre T5 and T6 petrol and 2.0-litre D3 and D4 diesel engines, in addition to advanced T6 Twin Engine and T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid systems. The interior design and the equipment offered should match almost entirely with that of the new mid-size estate.

Volvo S90 rear three quarters right side
The next-gen Volvo S60's production will take place at the new plant in Charleston, South Carolina in the USA. (Volvo S90 pictured)

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Volvo (Cars) President & CEO Hakan Samuelsson has confirmed that the next-gen Volvo S60 will arrive by mid-2018 (May-August 2018). The redesigned model’s production will take place at the new plant in Charleston, South Carolina in the USA. While the old Volvo S60 is imported as a CBU in India, the all-new Volvo S60 may get imported as CKD units, with the assembly taking place at the plant near Bangalore.

[Image Source: Teknikens Varld]

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