By William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
May 7, 2013
Volvo is in the middle of a massive product offensive. With their entire lineup being refreshed and the new V60 coming in 2014, you would think Volvo is coming close to finishing. Not so says Automobile Magazine. They’re reporting that Volvo has more to come in the next few years.
We’ll begin with what we know. Next year, Volvo will introduce the brand new XC90 crossover. The new XC90 will also debut Volvo’s Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) that will underpin a majority of Volvo vehicles and use a range of three and four-cylinder engines. Automobile reports the next model to get SPA will be S80 and V70 replacements, the S90 and V90 in 2016. That will be followed by the S60 in 2017 and the XC60 in 2018.
There is talk of a new C60 coupe that is inspired by the P1800 coupe of the sixties. The new coupe will be a 2+2 and if given the green light, will arrive in 2016. Plus, Volvo is considering a small crossover to compete with the likes of Audi Q3, BMW X1, and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLA.
While SPA covers most of Volvo’s model range, it sadly cannot go small enough to do a vehicle to go head to head with the Golf/GTI (mostly due to weight and cost). Which is why Volvo and its parent company, Geely are working on a new platform for this. This platform will spawn a new sedan and hatchback. No word on when this platform will be announced.