Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Reveal At Detroit: 2009 Volvo S60 Concept

Volvo's big flash for the 2009 Detroit Auto Show is the S60 Concept, which debuts a new design direction for the Scandinavian brand once known for elevating the art of boxes on wheels. And this one, isn't a box at all.
Volvo is showing this S60 Concept for what they can do in the near future. This concept features a coupe-like roofline and elegant front end brandishing the largest version of Volvo's iron mask badge that we've ever seen. A new character line running along the sides of the concept nicely updates the broad shoulder that's common on the brand's current cars and SUVs. There are lots of other cool exterior details, as well.
the interior is the concept's crown jewel. The floating center stack, inspired by current Volvo production interiors, was made by hand out of Orrefors crystal.
Like any Volvo, this S60 Concept is full of safety equipment. Including, a Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and pedestrian detection system. It works to avoid collisions with pedestrians under 20 km/h altogether and minimize injury for ones occurring at faster speeds. This technological-safety showcase will debut on the production S60, too.
Finally, the S60 Concept is powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder turbodiesel with direct injection, the S60 Concept is also frugal with fuel, bringing 50mpg fuel efficincy. However, in the production, we expected a bigger engine for this big car.

Source: [Volvo]

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