Volvo introduced the second-gen Volvo V60 last week. Based on the all-new mid-size estate, X-Tomi Design and Theophilus Chin have created renderings of the next-gen Volvo S60.
The next-gen Volvo S60 will have a front-end completely identical to that of the latest Volvo V60, comprising LED headlights with T-shaped Thor’s Hammer light signature and a concave upper grille, in a design inspired by that of the Volvo P1800 and housing the latest Volvo Iron Mark logo.
On the sides, the next-gen Volvo S60 should have strong, smooth curves emphasizing its athletic nature. While renderings from both the artists rightly suggest longer rear windows for improved visibility, it is the X-Tomi Design’s depiction that looks closer to production to us, as it has the quarter glass designed closely to that of the Volvo S90.
At the rear, the all-new Volvo S60's tail light and boot lid setup is likely to mimic that of the Volvo S90. The rendering shows a slightly different interpretation of the S90’s tail lamps in S60, sans the C shape, in a similar fashion as in the current S60, but includes C-shaped light signature. The rest is nearly identical to that of the executive saloon, including the wide-spaced “Volvo” lettering between the tail lamps, the sporty bumper, and the trapezoidal exhausts.
The interior of the 2018 Volvo S60 is likely to be entirely identical to the 2018 Volvo V60's, with the same design and equipment on offer. The SPA platform-based mid-size cars are expected to share the same set of conventional 2.0-litre T5 and T6 petrol and 2.0-litre D3 and D4 diesel engines as well as the T6 Twin Engine and T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid systems.
The 2018 Volvo S60 will arrive by mid-2018 (May-August 2018), Hakan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Volvo Cars, has confirmed. Its production will take place at the new plant in Charleston, South Carolina in the USA.
[Image Source 1: X-Tomi Design]
Image Source 2: Paultan]