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author photo by Will Kinton March 2017

The midsize crossover segment is one of the hottest markets in the automotive world, so it may surprise you that Volvo's offering, the XC60, hasn't undergone a major update since its reveal 8 freaking years ago. Indeed, the world of automotive design -- and technology -- has accelerated in leaps and bounds over the past 10 years, leaving the XC60 looking fairly dated compared to the competition, despite a few refreshes here and there.

Thankfully, Volvo will finally be making the new XC60 on an all-new architecture. The design is completely different and reminiscent of the XC90, which has been tremendously well received. Inside, the XC60 gets the same wonderful Scandinavian interior treatment that all the new Volvos have earned -- full of leather, clean lines and new technology. The latest XC60 will also have the option of the excellent Bowers and Wilkins sound system I enjoyed in the Volvo S90, as well as 4-zone climate control with advanced air filtering. Everything about it looks new and refreshing, which is a good sign.

In terms of performance, the XC60 should be available in the U.S. with a variety of engines -- like the 254-horsepower T5 that can be both turbocharged and supercharged to create a monstrous 320 hp. There should also be the option of the T8 twin-engine hybrid that puts out 407 hp in the XC90. And, of course, the XC60 will get a variety of safety features, too (because Volvo), with a series of collision-avoidance features, and it will likely score top marks on crash tests.

It really looks like Volvo has finally built a worthy competitor to the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Lexus NX and others. I just hope those Swedes get a case of cabin fever and give us a Polestar version, too.

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