Volvo's compact crossover will indeed be all-new come 2017 after a new set of spy shots show appears the next-generation XC60.

When launched, it will be the latest-generation nameplate to be underpinned by the company's flexible SPA architecture first used on the XC90. In terms of size, it appears relatively the same though it could get a more spacious cabin.

Rear of the 2017 Volvo XC60

Even with the heavy camouflage, the 2017 XC60 follows Volvo's current design philosophy. Up front, it gets the signature LED headlights along with the 'Thor's Hammer' daytime running lamps (DRLs). The large grill and low slung bumper can also be seen on the front fascia.

Styling cues from the flagship XC90 are also seen at the back. These include the vertical taillights, tailgate-mounted spoiler and the slight kink on the third row window.

Side profile of the 2017 Volvo XC60

Like current Volvos on offer, the 2017 XC60 will be powered by an array of turbocharged engines. One of which is the T5 gasoline powertrain which produces 258 PS and 320 Nm of torque. Beyond that, the XC60 may also be driven by smaller inline-threes and even a hybrid powertrain.