The XC60 may get even smoother and more quiet.
Volvo is gearing up to compete against the Tesla Model 3 with a new electric vehicle from its Polestar brand - called the Polestar 2. After the Polestar 2, Volvo will follow up with its own EV, based on the XC40 SUV. Now, recent trademark filings by Volvo could point towards a third EV model based on the XC60. According to SwedeSpeed, Volvo has just trademarked the XC60 B4 and B5 names in Europe.
Based on Volvo's naming convention, the letter before the number denotes what type of powertrain the model has. In the US, Volvo sells gas-engined cars ranging from T4 up to the hybrid T8. Europe also has various Volvo diesel models ranging from D4 up to D6. We assume the letter B will refer to 'battery,' and the B4 and B5 will likely refer to battery sizes with different range and power outputs. If the Polestar 2's range carries over to the XC60, it could travel as far as 350 miles on a charge.
The trademark filing was only made in Europe, so we'll have to wait to see if Volvo plans to bring the electric XC60 stateside as well. Volvo has yet to announce a production version of the electric XC40, which should arrive after the Polestar 2 - which is slated for a 2019 release. The electric XC60 should arrive sometime after the electric XC40 is revealed.