Is This The New Volvo S60
Volvo is busy at the moment, by 2019 it will have completed a plan to replace its entire lineup of cars. It began with the XC90 and in 2017 the XC60, which is Volvo’s best selling car, will be given a new lease of life.
By 2018 the new S60 and V60 will be replaced presumably being called the S70. But in the meantime we can get a preview of the 2018 S70 courtesy of internet concept render-wunderkind Theophiluschin.
Chinny, as we call him, has created a vision of what he thinks next gen S60/70 will look like. Being a man of few words “Chinny” doesn’t go in great design detail. But you don’t have to understand just look. We’ll try to do our best to fill in. Errrmmm… it…. looks….errrrmmm… nice.
Volvo will be releasing a host of new models in between now and 2019, for example they don’t have a compact SUV at the moment. The solution? an Audi Q3 sized rival which is expected to arrive by 2018 and will most likely be called the XC40.
Volvo has ditched the Ford based engines and returned to building its own powerplants which consists of four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engines and petrols. Expect a new generation of 3-cylinder turbo petrol engines to arrive by 2019.
Volvo’s Design Chief has said that each car will have its own design identity and in a recent interview he said “The 90 cluster will look different from the 60 cluster and the 40 cluster. The XC90 isn’t a template to scale down to the XC60 and XC40. People are fed up with indistinguishable cars in a range.”