The U.S. model of XC60 will be offered at launch with just one engine, the T6 inline-6 used in the S80 sedan rated at 281 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

The XC60 is set to go on sale in the U.S. in the early months of 2009 following a fall 2008 launch in Europe, with Volvo hoping to move some 15,000-20,000 vehicles a year in the U.S. and 50,000 worldwide.