The digital covers came off a little early for the next-generation Volvo V60 wagon, set to debut at the Geneva motor show in a matter of weeks. Images of the upcoming smaller sibling of the Volvo V90 were leaked by AutoMotoSvijet in Europe, revealing the design of the midsize station wagon due in the U.S. next year. The unplanned reveal coincided with a planned official publication of a teaser video previewing the next-generation V60, which will replace a model that has been on sale globally since 2010 and will also be joined by an all-new S60 sedan.
What can we glean from these images? For starters, the design appears to be a scaled-down version of the larger V90 wagon, which went on sale in the U.S. just last year. The rear side windows appear to be a little more generous this time around compared to the outgoing model, which was knocked for not offering much cargo space in the back.
When it comes to engines, the V60 is likely to share the powerplants of its SPA platform siblings like the new XC60, which debuted recently. This means we’re likely to see a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four badged T5, good for 250 hp, and a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter inline-four badged T6, which churns out 316 hp in other models. It remains to be seen whether the V60 will get the pricey 400-hp T8 version of this engine, which has been the range-topping powerplant in a number of recent Volvo models.
Volvo is likely to offer the T5 and T6 four-cylinder powetrains in the new V60.
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We expect to see an interior dash design similar to other recent Volvo models, including the XC60. This means a center stack dominated by a large touchscreen and bookended by two vertical A/C vents, wood trim accents along the beltline of the dash and the doors, and a starter switch on the center console. The latest Volvo interiors have been examples of minimalism, and we don’t expect the automaker to depart from this look for some time.
The V60 will be revealed online on February 21, ahead of its appearance at the Geneva motor show.