The new SUV that Volvo is supposed to launch for mass production in 2009 will be called the XC60 . The new SUV is supposed to be a rival to Land Rover's Freelander. This new car is not officially announced, but the UK magazine publisher autoexpress has "spy" pictures of it. They say and I quote " At first glance, the car in our spy pictures looks like an ordinary XC70. But look closely, and you'll notice it's a test mule wearing a raised and shortened version of the estate's body."
This is a bald move by Volvo as they are not as experienced as Land Rover in making SUVs but I think, based on the cars that they make, that the SUV should be nice, however I don't think it will be able to match up to the Freelander, but thats just me.
The Volvo SUV XC60 will be have a all-wheel-drive system focused for on-road driving because of the fact that Volvo is trying to make more sales. This feature will hopefully make people prefer the XC60 over a regular car. The SUV will be borrowing the Freelander's 128bhp 2.2 L diesel engine, making the SUV a gas burner. Over all the XC60 appears to be nice, but if you prefer class and heritage, then you will definetly get a Land Rover