SPIED: NEXT-GEN VOLVO XC60 CAUGHT TESTING IN AMSTERDAM

Our first glimpse of the second-generation crossover

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A prototype for the second-generation Volvo XC60 was recently spotted driving through Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Swedish crossover is expected to debut next year.

The new model will be based on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture that also underpins the three-row 2016 Volvo XC90 crossover, 2017 Volvo S90 sedan, and 2017 Volvo V90 wagon. Our spy photographer says the second-generation XC60 has a similar exterior footprint to the current car, although it will likely boast a more spacious interior.

Given the heavy camouflage, it’s hard to tell what the new model will look like. But if these images are any indication, it appears the new model will receive Thor’s Hammer LED lights and will retain the same general shape as the previous model.

Before the new generation debuts, Volvo has announced a few updates to the XC60 range for 2017. These include a new 2.0-liter turbo-four and an upgraded Volvo On Call phone-based app for remote locking and heating.

Accordingly, the new XC60 will offer the automaker’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine family, which includes turbocharged gas, turbodiesel, and plug-in hybrid powertrains depending on the market. The engines will be backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-drive and all-wheel-drive versions will be available.

Inside the cabin, look for a fancy new Sensus touchscreen driver interface and infotainment system as well as Volvo’s suite of active and passive safety equipment also available on its SPA platform mates.

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