Spied: 2018 Volvo XC60 wearing black plastic [News]

volvo xc60 spy photo

The 2018 Volvo XC60 has been making the test rounds recently, and TFLcar reader Jacob submitted the photos here of the car spotted in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

The XC60 is overdue for an upgrade, and the heavy plastic body cladding on this prototype suggests that Volvo wants to hide what’s probably a production-ready crossover.

Despite Volvo’s best efforts to conceal the car’s identity, the signature rear taillights can be easily seen in the photo below.

volvo xc60 spy photo

The new XC60 will be based on the same scalable architecture as the larger XC90 and on the S90 sedan and V90 wagon, a testament to modular design. This type of architecture helps a small company like Volvo save on development and production costs, and similar platforms are being used by larger companies like Volkswagen and Toyota.

The company has not yet stated a release date, price or even specifications on the new XC60, so stay tuned to TFLcar for the latest updates on Volvo’s latest crossover.

Check out this related TFLcar snowy review of the XC60’s big brother, the 2016 Volvo XC90: