2009 Volvo S60 Concept


The Swedish Volvo S60 Concept shows a prototype that prefigures the future S60 sedan expected in 2010. Presentation in Detroit next January.
First news, the S60 Concept is indeed a four-door coupe. Recent opening to allow better vision antagonist of the cabin, like the chairs known as "floating" as attached to the crystal center console that ... But he will remain on the S60 series? Maybe the optical diodes dedication to Viking longships, as design director Steve Mattin, who had already done by hand on the XC60. But it is especially trust Volvo to integrate the maximum number of safety features, starting with the detection of pedestrians.

In addition to the pedestrian detection system, other warning signs are visible on the windshield head-up. Also on the menu, an adaptive controller with collision avoidance radar, the Start & Stop system, the dual-clutch transmission and the use of lightweight materials for body

The Concept S60 is able to detect the presence of a pedestrian in the path of the car. In the absence of reaction from the driver, the car will take the initiative to brake automatically at full power. Thus, it could go from 50 to 30 km / h, which significantly reduces the force of impact. If the driver is traveling at 20 km / h, this technology would avoid any collision.

All novelties we could almost forget its engine. This is a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.6 liter direct injection petrol developing 180 horsepower. The Volvo S60 Concept emits only 119 g / km of CO2 through a limited consumption of 5 liters per 100 km.

"This car was inspired by the famous Scandinavian design and the cliffs and the sea coast of Sweden, an exciting mix of theatricality and sensuality" .
"The all-new S60 will be one of the most serious competitors of a segment where the competition is fierce".


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