Volvo Australia has confirmed that its updated XC60 SUV will make its Australian debut by year's end, following yesterday's international unveiling.
It's the S60, V60 and XC60 that have come in for the most extensive styling updates, ditching the familiar dual-unit headlight design for an evolution of the style seen with the older V70, XC70 and S80.
All three of the midsized models also pick up new bumpers and a number of subtle interior tweaks for the 2014 model year.
Upgrades in the cabin include new trim options, new headliner, framed vents and controls, and a new digital instrument cluster with a large centralised screen that draws on the technology of the new V40 hatch (which launched in Australia this week).
The XC60, oldest of the three cars, picks up a new Corner Traction Control system, along with a revised infotainment display on a new seven-inch display.
The SUV also gains the option of a heated steering wheel and paddle shifters, Active High Beam Control and an electrically heated windscreen.
International engine options have also been given a light going-over, with the S60's D2 engine reducing fuel consumption to 4.0 l/100km. The S60's 1.6 GTDi T4 and T3 engines return 6.8 l/100km with the six-speed automatic transmission.
All updated Volvo models will be shown at next month's Geneva Motor Show.
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