2017 Volvo XC60 preview ahead of Geneva reveal

2017 Volvo XC60 has been anticipated in two images before its official debut at the Geneva motor show next month.

The mid-size SUV of the nose and the headlights can be seen in a photo, suggesting that you are going to inherit the look of its bigger brother, the XC90, with recognizable ‘Thor hammer’ day running lights and a large rectangular grid.

A second image of the car under the covers shows that the model is going to get an angled rear tailgate with the vertical lights along the C-pillars, as the XC90. This design similarity suggests the car’s cabin share many characteristics.

These will probably include a central system of information and entertainment, flanked by large air intakes, and a white board, a digital display behind the steering wheel, in place of the traditional dials.

Click here to see spy photos of a XC60 development car

Under the hood of the most powerful XC60s will be 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines. The 2.4-litre D5 engine of the current XC60 will probably be discontinued as Volvo moves to reduce its powerplant range.

The brand of the T5 three-cylinder hybrid system, although not yet confirmed, is also likely to feature in the new XC60. Will be shared with the XC40, which is located below the XC60 in Volvo’s growing SUV range.

After the volvo XC60 to reveal the next month will go on sale at a price of around £35,000, which is closely aligned with its main rivals, the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5.