Autoblog.nl has published what it says is a leaked image of the new XC60 from side on. If the leaked photo is indeed the second-generation XC60, the new crossover doesn't stray too far from the design of the larger XC90.
Unlike the range-topping SUV, however, the XC60 seems to feature smoother surfacing, and less brutal details. Up front, the rounder headlights retain the 'Thor's Hammer' light signature first seen on the latest 90-Series vehicles.
Around the back there's a raked forward tailgate, and tall tail-light units that link the new XC60 to the first-generation model.
Above: Official Volvo XC60 teaser image.
That means motivation should come from a selection of four-cylinder engines aided, depending on the model, by turbocharging, supercharging and a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
Volvo has already previewed some of the XC60's new safety features, including an updated collision avoidance system that can steer the car away from lane merging collisions, on-coming vehicles, and other potential types of accidents.