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Volvo releases first silhouette of S60 Concept

 

Volvo Car Corporation today released the first glimpse of the company's next concept car, the Volvo S60 Concept, which will be unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in early January 2009.  The car will also give a clear indication of what the all-new Volvo S60 will look like when it is introduced during 2010.

 

"We both can and dare to deliver even more exciting and more dynamic designs while retaining our grip on the lead position with regard to safety," says Stephen Odell, President and CEO at Volvo Cars. "The concept car shows part of our future, it's a hint that the all-new S60 will be one of the strongest contenders in the CD premium segment."


The first picture reveals the coupe-inspired silhouette that gave the original S60 its unique stance is being even further accentuated.


"The concept car's design gives a visual promise of enthusiastic driving characteristics and I can assure you that the all-new S60 will deliver a sporty drive like no Volvo before," says Odell.

 

New shoulders resembling a double wave
The sleek coupe-like roof line is accompanied by entirely new shoulder contours that form a gentle double wave from the headlamps to the tail lamps.


"The inspiration comes from the Swedish coastline's cliffs and seas. An exciting blend of drama and sensuality," explains Volvo Cars Design Director, Steve Mattin.  "This concept car takes our design DNA to the next level. We're talking about a ‘Dramatic New Approach', meaning that we gradually turn up our cars' visual volume. The concept car's exterior gives a clear indication of what customers can expect of the all-new S60. On the inside we've been even more daring - there the focus has been on creating a vision of the future in the slightly longer perspective."

 

Centre stack made of Orrefors crystal
Among the interior features is a floating centre stack made of hand-crafted Orrefors crystal shaped in a graceful, transparent wave from the instrument panel all the way to the rear seat backrest. The crystal panel appears to float above the centre stack's ergonomically designed functionality and it rests gently on rubber pads.


"In a concept car the aim is to give your imagination a free rein and our iconic super-slim centre stack was the perfect object. Using pure crystal is a thrilling experiment. We may well see interior features in crystal-like materials in the future," says Mattin.

 

Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. is part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Göteborg, Sweden.  The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 42 Volvo automobile retailers across the country.  The company's product range includes the stylish and sporty C30, the elegant C70 hardtop convertible, the compact S40 sedan, the S60 sport sedan, the S80 flagship sedan and the versatile V50 and V70 wagon. For customers looking for a Volvo vehicle with all-road capability, the company offers the versatile XC70 and XC90. Volvo Canada is also expanding its line-up with the introduction of the new XC60, a crossover with the award-winning City Safety system on the standard equipment list.

 

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