Volvo S60 Concept Auto Shows Car and Driver

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Volvo S60 Concept

This concept shows us what the S60 will look like.


In contrast to the of manufacturers from next North American International Show in Detroit, Volvo up this first glimpse of its S60 sedan, which will on its stand as a preview of what the model will look when it arrives in 2010. a growing number of sleek, four-doors such as the Volkswagen CC and CLS, the S60 concept represents a and aggressive departure from of the company’s existing staid

Sitting on seven-spoke, 20-inch the sedan sports a massive roof and an enlarged trapezoidal which is flanked by small running lamps and sweeping LED inspired by Viking longboats. A wave” beltline extends the tips of the headlights to the rear, it flows over the bulged haunches and into unique clusters that look but illuminate their marker-light, and turn-signal sections in appropriate when needed. A retractable improves aerodynamics at the rear of the and is part of Volvo’s attempt to the S60 concept with cues of the sweeping curves of a racetrack.

Classy Interior Touches, New Tech

While the front open in a conventional manner, the rears pop out and then glide along the side of the car, by the rear wheel wells. inside, the interior is concept-car complete with an adaptation of trademark floating center made of solid Orrefors It’s not likely to make it to but its wavelike form is in line the Scandinavian ethos used the rest of the design.

Other interior highlights a three-dimensional speedometer with arranged in a spiral (the you go, the farther away the numbers as well as lightweight, floating seats, which feature center armrests and are attached to the console, rather than the

More than just a face, the S60 concept also Volvo’s turbocharged, gasoline-direct-injection which it calls GTDi; the will first be introduced on a vehicle later next the company says. Displacing 1.6 the turbocharged inline four-cylinder out 180 hp and employs stratified combustion, an optimal air-fuel mix is positioned to the sparkplug, allowing the engine to without using any more than is necessary. The engine is to a six-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox, and also is capable of shutting off when the vehicle to a stop. Additionally, it can operate in a state called DRIVEe-Mode.

feature reduces fuel via an economy mode that the function of select electrical and systems.

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As Volvo’s reputation revolves its advancements in safety, the S60 concept debuts the production car’s and pedestrian-detection technology. As with sensor-based systems, audible and head-up-display warnings alert the to a potential collision. If the computer the impact imminent, full force is applied automatically, avoiding the collision at lower or (hopefully) significantly reducing the to a vehicle or person at greater

The technology is similar to the City system available on the XC60

Other unique high-tech of the S60 show car include next-generation cruise control capable of stop-and-go gridlock, electric steering, lightweight composite panels, a flat underbody and a wind-deflecting grille shutter can reduce aerodynamic drag at speeds.

Call Us Skeptical

The S60 had fans in the C/D office, especially in R form. but its aging chassis, dynamics, and overall soft haven’t engendered long-lasting Even when it was newit was for 2001 and has received only a refresh sincethe S60 finished the last-generation versions of the Lexus IS, A4, and BMW 3-series in a comparison test. hoping that whatever concept turns into inspire more permanent but if the disappointing second-gen S80 is anything to go on, not holding our collective breath.

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