The first real life photos of an undisguised XC60 have surfaced.

After several photos of Volvo’s upcoming XC60 crossover were leaked, the company decided to reveal the new vehicle ahead of its official Geneva debut. Now the first real life photos of an undisguised XC60 have surfaced.

Drawing heavily from the XC60 concept that debuted at the 2007 North American International Auto Show, the production vehicle is destined to become Volvo’s entry level SUV. Expected to be on sale in Europe during the second half of 2008, the new crossover will face stiff competition from the BMW X3, Land Rover LR2 (Freelander), and the upcoming Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLK.

The 2009 Volvo XC60 will be offered with a turbocharged T6 engine which produces 281 horsepower or two turbodiesels rated at 163 and 185 horsepower. Production will begin shortly, with a target output of 50,000 vehicles per year.

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Volvo XC 60 First Real Life Photos