The mid-sized Volvo S60 sedan and V60 wagon will have to make do on their current level of charm and good looks, as there will be no more significant updates until a whole new car arrives.
Speaking with CarAdvice at the Australian launch of the new S90 sedan, Volvo Australia Director of PR and Corporate Communications, Greg Bosnich, said that “the S60 has had its facelift, and we’ll have to wait for the new car to see a new look”.
Away from the 60-series models, The smaller Volvo V40 has been given a mild makeover for the 2017 model year, which includes the addition of ‘Thor’s Hammer’ LED headlamps, as the new small Volvo will not see a generation update until at least 2019.
Volvo’s rollout of new models sees the S90 sedan and V90 estate land for 2016, following the 2015 release of the XC90 SUV. The smaller versions will follow suit with the next XC60 SUV leading in 2017, with S60 and V60 planned for 2018 release.
All these cars are based on the SPA (scalable product architecture) platform that was developed as a result of the purchase of Volvo by China’s Geely Automotive. The second, small car CPA (compact product architecture) platform will support the new XC40 and V40 hatch from 2019.
All platforms and ranges will support hybrid and potentially full-electric drive trains, with Volvo aiming for 10 percent of sales to be electrified vehicles.