The new Volvo V60 will be officially revealed next week.
At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, which is now less than three weeks away, Volvo will be presenting the all-new V60. The current model's stylish design is a drastic departure from the boxy wagons Volvo used to be associated with, and while it’s only been on sale in North America since 2014, the current V60 was first introduced in Europe way back in 2010 so it’s in need of an update. Volvo recently teased the all-new V60’s imminent arrival in a video looking back at the automaker’s legacy in the wagon segment, as well as an image showing the rear-quarter panel.
It’s scheduled for an online reveal next week in a live event, but unfortunately for the Swedish automaker some revealing images of the new V60 have leaked online. Still, could be worse. At least it was only leaked a few days before its reveal - unlike the new Ford Focus, which broke cover two months early. The leaked images were originally posted on Bosnian site AutoMotoSvijet, but have since been taken away. Luckily for us, Autocar saved them before they were removed. Unsurprisingly, the second-generation Volvo V60 takes its cues from the larger V90, resulting in a design that looks like a downsized version of its bigger brother.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, as the V90 is a very handsome wagon. The revamped V60 looks a bit sportier, though, thanks to its more pronounced sloping roof and dual exhaust tips taken from the XC60. Like the V90 and XC60, the next-gen V60 will ride on the same Scalable Product Architecture, so it should inherit the same powertrains.
In the US, this means we can expect a T5 model with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 producing 250 horsepower, a T6 with a 316-hp supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4, and a range-topping T8 with the same engine as the T6 and an electric motor delivering a combined 400 hp. No doubt Polestar, which is now a standalone performance brand, will offer some upgrades for the V60. The all-new Volvo V60 will be officially revealed on February 21 before making its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.