Volvo V60 hybrid wagon spied covered in snow and camouflage
27 January 2018 - Autoblog
The Volvo V60 wagon and Volvo S60 sedan are currently the oldest vehicles in the Swedish automaker's U.S. lineup.
Both debuted back in 2010, just as Ford was selling Volvo to Chinese automaker Geely. Since then, the brand has seen a revitalization, with a string of hits that started with the 2015 XC90, continuing on with the S90, V90, XC60 and new XC40. Now we have our first look at the upcoming Volvo V60.
Compared to the rest of Volvo's lineup, the current V60 and S60 look and feel antiquated, a strange throwback to a bygone era. The exterior styling still holds up (has there ever been a bad Volvo design?), but the V60's age is obvious from a glance. The difference in the interior is far more glaring, but unfortunately these new spy photos only show a heavily camouflaged exterior.
Overall, the new V60 basically looks like a smaller-scale version of the full-size Volvo V90 wagon. For most people, that should be a good thing. The headlights, taillights and profile are all straight off big brother. It's difficult to make out too much through the black cladding, but an opening on the front-left fender suggests that this is the T8 plug-in hybrid variant. Depending on when the car launches, the V60 may only come with electrified powertrains.