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    1. Member omoderncultureo's Avatar
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      09-22-2016 11:49 AM #1
      SPIED: 2018 VOLVO XC60 WEARING BLACK PLASTIC

      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.

      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.



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      09-22-2016 11:57 AM #2
      I want that cladding. I would park wherever I wanted with zero fear

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      09-22-2016 11:59 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      I want that cladding. I would park wherever I wanted with zero fear
      I could put my Trump sticker without fear of keying.
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    4. 09-22-2016 12:11 PM #4
      My guess on how it might look, based on Volvo's previous concepts.


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      09-22-2016 12:43 PM #5
      *me cheering Volvo on from the sidelines*

      If this is any bit as good as the XC90, strap in for the Volvo-renaissance.
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      09-22-2016 04:25 PM #6
      Speed holes


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      09-22-2016 05:49 PM #8
      I hope they have South Carolina factory delivery for these.
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      09-22-2016 05:52 PM #9
      I wish Volvo would have bucked the trend of sloping the rear glass so much.

      Really kills cargo space.

      Either way this thing will sell like hotcakes.

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      09-22-2016 08:27 PM #10
      My mom has a 2014 XC60 T6, its a damn-good wagon/CUV/whatever, and although it doesn't have as many flourishes it is definitely better than her old 535xi. Its very solid, and although you sense the 4225lbs it doesn't feel like its giving anything up to it with driving. I like the simple drivercentric dash, the handling, sport mode, and as a CUV its mid-sized and better for it. The driving feels fun and developed with some weighty confidence thrown in, you know it will plow through all kinds of crappy weather.

      I really want to get her a Polestar tune for it but she'd probably scare the crap out of herself
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      09-23-2016 02:20 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewSXR View Post
      I wish Volvo would have bucked the trend of sloping the rear glass so much.

      Really kills cargo space.

      Either way this thing will sell like hotcakes.
      Amen. Not just Volvo, everybody. Slopy rear glass is just dumb.
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    12. 10-05-2016 09:46 AM #12
      Interior shot


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      10-05-2016 10:27 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      *me cheering Volvo on from the sidelines*

      If this is any bit as good as the XC90, strap in for the Volvo-renaissance.
      Ahhhhhgreed


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      10-05-2016 10:56 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      *me cheering Volvo on from the sidelines*

      If this is any bit as good as the XC90, strap in for the Volvo-renaissance.
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      10-05-2016 11:05 AM #15
      After we test drove the new XC90, getting into the XC60 and V60/Cross Country was like stepping back in time 10 years with that center console layout. My wife was all, "this car has a number pad, is it 1990?"

      I can't wait for the new XC and V 60s.

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      10-05-2016 11:10 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewSXR View Post
      I wish Volvo would have bucked the trend of sloping the rear glass so much.

      Really kills cargo space.

      Either way this thing will sell like hotcakes.
      First off, it's pretty important for aerodynamics and fuel economy that the rear end not be fully squared off. At this point, automakers are hunting for tenths of a mile per gallon.

      As far as killing cargo space goes, does it really? It's exceptionally rare that I load my Outback very far above the window line, and it's generally not safe to do so anyway unless you have a load cage installed. Are you really loading a wagon, not just to the roof but all the way back to the glass, that often? If you're hauling something large and bulky, you can always drop the rear seats. I'm not convinced that it's really that bad of a functional deficit.
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      10-05-2016 11:20 AM #17
      Interior looks fantastic!
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      10-05-2016 11:51 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      Interior looks fantastic!
      Do you think the dash top blanket will be standard or an uplevel trim option?
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      10-05-2016 11:51 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by davewg View Post
      Do you think the dash top blanket will be standard or an uplevel trim option?
      That's definitely only for top-end Inscription models
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      10-05-2016 11:51 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      I'm not convinced that it's really that bad of a functional deficit.


      Agreed. I can count on one hand the number of times we've loaded up the Durango above the window line...
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      10-05-2016 11:53 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
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      10-05-2016 02:53 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      First off, it's pretty important for aerodynamics and fuel economy that the rear end not be fully squared off. At this point, automakers are hunting for tenths of a mile per gallon.

      As far as killing cargo space goes, does it really? It's exceptionally rare that I load my Outback very far above the window line, and it's generally not safe to do so anyway unless you have a load cage installed. Are you really loading a wagon, not just to the roof but all the way back to the glass, that often? If you're hauling something large and bulky, you can always drop the rear seats. I'm not convinced that it's really that bad of a functional deficit.

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      10-05-2016 03:43 PM #23
      ^ lol
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      10-06-2016 09:21 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      First off, it's pretty important for aerodynamics and fuel economy that the rear end not be fully squared off. At this point, automakers are hunting for tenths of a mile per gallon.

      As far as killing cargo space goes, does it really? It's exceptionally rare that I load my Outback very far above the window line, and it's generally not safe to do so anyway unless you have a load cage installed. Are you really loading a wagon, not just to the roof but all the way back to the glass, that often? If you're hauling something large and bulky, you can always drop the rear seats. I'm not convinced that it's really that bad of a functional deficit.
      When I had my Mazda6s I did it frequently enough. And as pointed out, it's much better for hauling dogs.

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      10-06-2016 12:02 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      When I had my Mazda6s I did it frequently enough. And as pointed out, it's much better for hauling dogs.
      x2. I'd probably do it twice a year in my 6 wagon - Christmas time trip to the in-laws and summer beach vacation. With 2 kids in the back seat and skis or bikes on the roof, I'd be filling every cubic millimeter of the hatch with stuff. I wished the glass would open so I could have the lower part closed to pack more stuff in there! I'd just have to hope it would stay in place long enough for me to slam the hatch closed.

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