An image purported to be the next-generation Volvo XC60 has been leaked to the net on Dutch website autoblog.nl a day ahead of its scheduled debut at this week’s upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
The image shows the new vehicle’s side profile and whilst unconfirmed by Volvo, the silhouette, details, and proportions correspond closely to early teaser images officially released by the company.
In fact, we’d say the shape seems to carry an evolutionary path from the current model but laced with the more attractive styling details inspired from the recently-launched 90-series models.
To date, we know that the XC60 together with its S60 and V60 siblings to come will be underpinned by a smaller-sized version of the SPA modular platform that currently forms the basis of the 90-series models.
As such, we can expect Volvo’s full range of 2.0-litre four-cylinder Drive-E petrol and diesel engines in various states of tune driving either just the front or all wheels.
Expect also a range of highly updated safety equipment that includes autonomous steering assistance tying in with the vehicle's City Safety and Blind Spot Information System to automatically evade trouble on the driver's behalf.
Also to be introduced with the new XC60 will be Oncoming Lane Mitigation, a system which steers you back if you wander onto the opposite lane into the path of an oncoming vehicle.