Report – Volvo’s next in line is the S60, tipped for release in 2017 or 2018 image

The all new next generation of the Volvo S60 midsize sedan is reportedly ready to arrive as early as next year – and at the latest the following year.

Since Volvo is still being busy hyping its all new XC90 crossover that has just been titled the 2016 North American Truck of the Year during the North American International Auto Show, and the S90 sedan has just been officially presented to the world, it’s natural that little to no details have yet perspired about the upcoming new generation S60 model. But the rumor mill paints a more luxurious picture with an upscale exterior in the vein of the larger brother – included being those interesting Thor’s Hammer LED headlights. Volvo North America chief executive officer Lex Kerssemakers also reportedly confirmed the new S60 would boast the short and long wheelbase versions, with the latter expected to become increasingly popular in the United States thanks to the available extra rear space.

The upcoming S60 is also expected to feature the numerous technical developments brought by the XC90 and S90, including the 9.3-inch Sensus infotainment system from the pair and some semi-autonomous tech. And since the brand has a completely new family of engines, the four-cylinder units are expected to also reach the S60, with power levels of up to 250 horsepower. Other tipped versions include a plug-in hybrid and a new base model sporting a turbocharged three-cylinder engine. Since Volvo has its own performance brand – Polestar – we’re also rooting for a high-performance M3 rivaling version boasting at least 300 hp.

Via Motor Trend