After seeing the upcoming 2018 BMW X2 SUV going for some heavy testing wearing full camouflage in snowy Sweden, it is high-time we saw at work on the same weather conditions the highly-anticipated 2017 Volvo XC60, which is about to receive some major transformations.
On the market for almost eight years now, it was just a matter of time until Volvo carmaker would start revamping the model, just like it did with the S90 sedan or V90 wagon.
In fact, the future XC60 will have a lot of common with the aforementioned models, including the company`s SPA platform, which will translate into more space inside and the presence of a wide array of engines.
Visually, even if the test mule is wearing full camouflage, it will come in its final form with a lot of transformations. First of all, it will be much bigger and higher to the ground than the present model, coming as well with a more appealing styling.
The car`s most standout features would be the Thor`s Hammer LED daytime running lights up front, as well as the more upright taillights and other styling cues borrowed from the XC90.
Once arriving on the market, the all new CX60 will come with a wide array of four-cylinder turbocharged petrol burners and diesels, followed by much more potent versions from the company`s hardcore division Polestar. But the focus will be on the carmaker`s engine, meaning that they will come with the latest technology to provide increase fuel-efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. As expected, Volvo will also introduce a top of the line model in the shape of the T6 Twin Engine variant.
For the moment we do not have the full specs concerning engines, but we should expect more details next year. Since the future 2017 Volvo XC60 is part of the carmaker`s “Volvo Way to Market” strategy, we won`t be seeing it at the next year`s NAIAS or Frankfurt Motor Show. So, we should see it however at a private event particularly organized for the car`s official unveiling.