• Jun 20th 2007 at 1:57PM
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click above image for more pics of the Volvo XC60 Concept

Volvo is keen to expand its range with several radically styled all-new models, the first of which is likely to be a production version of the XC60 crossover. Displayed in concept form at the Detroit Auto Show back in January, the XC60 is a departure from Volvo's traditional boxy approach and there's a good chance that these same lines will carry over to the production car. One thing we're pretty sure of though is that the production car's interior won't be anywhere near as cool as the one in concept's cockpit.

We won't be seeing the car launch at any of the major car shows this year, as Volvo is said to be focusing on its environmental concepts, such as a rumored diesel-hybrid, so next year's Detroit show is probably the best bet.

Next in line will be the S60 sedan, but according to a Volvo spokesman, the primary attention of developers was centered on getting the XC60 out. This is because the Swede brand has no genuine rival for cars like the BMW X3 or upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan, and this is said to have delayed development work for the next S60 sedan, which now won't be hitting the market until the end of next year.

[Source: The Car Connection]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I hope that they release this car with the D5 diesel engine in USA. I'm moving there next year and would love to bring with me any Volvo model (like the S40) with a D5 engine but I don't think I can do that. All these sucky rules should be removed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like the idea of a smaller Volvo suv, but I sure hope it looks better then this! I do like the interior though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is it me, or does this look like a rebadged Mazda CX-7?
        • 8 Years Ago
        It's you. I don't think it looks anything like a CX-7.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why does the media still make comments about Volvo's traditional "boxy approach". It has almost been 10 years since Volvo made a boxy car. I am surprised at how dumb some of the people are who write this stuff. Get over it, Volvo has some of the best looking cars in the business right now.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i really wonder what volvo will make the XC100 look like. From what i have gathered from around the net that car might be at Frankfurt in September of this year
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