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New Volvo S60 arriving for 2017 or 2018 model year?

The sedan is expected to borrow design cues from the 2017 S90.

Volvo is reportedly nearly finished developing the next-generation S60, expected to arrive for the 2017 or 2018 model year.

The redesigned sedan will likely be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with approximately 250 horsepower, according to Motor Trend. The company is also said to be planning a more powerful variant with more than 300 ponies, along with a fuel-sipping plug-in hybrid and potentially a turbocharged three-cylinder engine.

Technology upgrades will presumably include a few new autonomous assistance systems. Interior enhancements include a 9.3-inch Sensus Connect infotainment system, borrowed from the new XC90 and S90.

Volvo is expected to focus on the long-wheelbase S60L in the US market, where "nobody says no to space," according to the company's US president, Lex Kerssemakers.

Styling will be brought in line with Volvo's latest design language, including Thor's Hammer daytime running lights. The revamped sedan could bring a more aggressive design, consistent with the new S90 that debuted in Detroit.

The new S60 will be the next model in the company's Vision 2020 strategy, which aims to eliminate occupant deaths in any new Volvo by the end of the decade.

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