Smallish Swede: More on Volvo's Upcoming Entry Ute

World Car Fans' friends at Automedia say they've got a scoop on Volvo's reportedly upcoming small SUV — reportedly directly from a guy who works at the formerly Boxy-but-Good (name that reference) carmaker. Word is, a concept version called the XC60 (formerly thought to be the XC50) — which may resemble the spec image, above — will be unveiled at the Detroit show early next year. The production model won't hit dealers' lots until the second quarter of 2008, likely as a 2009 model. Basically, the Belgium-built ute will share Haldex AWD mechanicals with the Land Rover Freelander and a new platform with its V70 sibling.

SPY PHOTOS: All-new Volvo XC60 [World Car Fans]

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Volvo Reportedly Working on a New Small SUV; Volvo's New Product Soon-to-Bes [internal]