The Volvo S60 and its estate counterpart the V60, although hugely capable, are in need of a makeover. The company’s current design language hasn’t made it to these two, and the same can be said about the new platform, too. But with a new V60 coming to the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, all that is bound to change. Two images of the upcoming vehicle have been leaked, and by the looks of it, the all-new V60 is set to follow the other larger Volvo’s success.
It will based on the same platform as the other 90-series cars and the new XC60. Engine options will be various iterations of the 2-litre petrol and diesel units — including the range-topping 400-bhp T8 — and going by the trend, there will be an R-Design model, too. And we can’t rule an off-road-ready Cross Country model, either. Like now the front-wheel-drive models will sit at the bottom of the range, and AWD ones at the top. Details that have become synonymous with new Volvos, like the “Thor’s Hammer” headlamps, Sensus touchscreen system, etc. will be present.
The S60 saloon model is likely to join the 60-series line up later, and these two will complete the SPA-based range of cars. With the entry-level XC40 crossover, the company has already widened its reach, and the V60 will add to that.
The V90 Cross Country is the only estate (bar the Audi RS6) in the country, and it’s done its bit to make the estate segment relevant in India. It’s set a trend, too, and the similarly positioned Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain will tread the same path. And if Volvo sees enough demand for a smaller one, the V60 may be offered at some time as well.
The car will make its debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show in March.