Anton Andres / Automotisvijet | February 20, 2018 10:50
Volvo V60 to usher in new wave of D-segment cars from the brand
Crossovers may be all the rage these days but Volvo is adamant with their production of station wagons. Continuing that tradition is the upcoming V60, which the Swedish automaker has previewed with a sneak peek. It is usually typical for automakers to show off the sedan version ahead of the wagon but Volvo decided the opposite.
The V60 is Volvo's entry into the D-segment market, meaning it's up against the likes of the Audi A4 Avant, BMW 3 Series touring and Mercedes-Benz C-Class wagon. From the teaser video, it takes some cues from the larger V90 wagon from its concaved, cascading grill to the signature 'Thor's Hammer' LED light signature.
A few hours before Volvo teased the all-new V60, resourceful individuals from Automotosvijet.com were able to get hold of 'official' photos of the upcoming wagon. Based on these 'official' images, they reveal features such as an upward kink on the window line, along with small fender flares on the rear quarters. Pillar-mounted tail lights, another Volvo signature, are also seen in the upcoming wagon. All in all, the V60 largely follows the design language of the automaker.
For now, there aren't a lot of details surrounding the car. What is sure is the fact that it rides on the new Scalable Product Architecture or SPA. That means it shares its bones with the V90, S90, XC60, and XC90. Engines are likely to be composed of turbocharged, four-cylinder engines and given Volvo's commitment to gradual electrification, a plug-in hybrid may also be in the cards.
The 2018 Volvo V60 will make its full reveal by the this year's Geneva Motor Show. The sedan version, the S60, has yet to be announced.