Only a week has passed since the global debut of the 2018 Volvo V60 at 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Now, images of the next-gen Volvo S60 has leaked online showing the rear three-quarters of the sedan.
Just like its sibling, the next-gen 2018 Volvo S60 looks just like a smaller Volvo S90 at first glance. There are some differences other than the sizing, though. The S60 has a more dynamic styling of the two, for its a sports sedan after all. While the S90 has a flattish belt line, the S60 has an upward rising beltline, with a noticeable incline from around the rear doors’ mid-section. At the rear, the S60 may not have wide-spaced Volvo branding between the tail lamps, as the license plate recess is on the top.
The new Volvo S60 will be based on the company’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that also underpins the 90 series and the 60 series. The C-shaped LED taillights, wheel cap gets gloss black colour with chrome treatment on the exhaust tip and windows trim. However, the front end of the car is not visible in the image. But the image that Samuelsson shared earlier this week, the front fascia and Thor’s Hammer-styled LED DRLs remains the same. Inside, the Volvo S60 is said to get new soft-touch materials and the typical Volvo touchscreen infotainment system.
Like the latest Volvo V60, Volvo is likely to offer it with four conventional engines: 2.0-litre T5 and T6 petrol and 2.0-litre D3 and D4 diesel engines, while the petrol unit produces 156 bhp of max power, the diesel mill will churn out 240 bhp of power. The interior design and the equipment offered should match almost entirely with that of the new mid-size estate. Reports also suggest that the new Volvo S60 will also get a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid variant with advanced T6 Twin Engine and T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid systems at a later stage.
Volvo (Cars) President & CEO Hakan Samuelsson has confirmed that the next-gen Volvo S60 will arrive by mid-2018. The redesigned model’s production will take place at the new plant in Charleston, South Carolina in the USA. While the old Volvo S60 is imported as a CBU in India, the all-new Volvo S60 may get imported as CKD units, with the assembly taking place at the plant near Bangalore.
Stay tuned for more updates on the new 2018 Volvo S60.