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Detroit Auto Show 2011

    At the Detroit Auto Show 2011 Volvo Cars is spotlighting the important issue of electric car safety in an unusual, but distinctive way. On the company's stand there is a Volvo C30 Electric that has undergone a frontal collision test at 40 mph (64 km/h). "Our tests show it is vital to separate the batteries from the electric car's crumple zones to make it as safe as a conventional car. In Detroit w...
    Following in the tracks of the all-new Volvo S60, Volvo Cars' chassis experts are now taking the next step on the road to car enthusiast paradise. The result is the Volvo S60 R-Design - even sportier, even more dynamic and even more exciting.
    Introducing the all-new S60 R-Design - designed with true sports-car feel and featuring a specially developed chassis to ensure that the driving experience matches the car's appearance. "The all-new S60 is our sportiest model ever. With R-Design it becomes even sharper. They're the natural choice for true connoisseurs," says Paul Welander, Senior Vice President Product Development at Volvo Cars.
    Volvo Cars' work on electrification technology includes a systematic approach to safety issues related to battery power. The basic perspective is that a battery-powered Volvo must be as safe as any other new Volvo car - when it comes to owning and driving and also in the event of an accident.
    "DRIVe Towards Zero" is Volvo Cars' vision for developing cars entirely free from harmful exhaust emissions and environment-impacting carbon dioxide. New steps are being continuously taken to reach that vision. For instance, Volvo has introduced a range of high-efficiency diesel models with very low CO2 emissions. And the company's ambitious electrification strategy includes a C30 Electric and a m...
    It looks like a regular Volvo C30 and it features the very same safety, comfort and space as the standard car. The difference is that it is powered solely by electricity, entirely without exhaust emissions, and has a range of up to 150 kilometres. The Volvo C30 Electric project has attracted immense international attention. Volvo Cars has received visits from many potential overseas customers and ...
    The all-new Volvo S60 is packed with high-tech solutions that actively help the driver avoid accidents. The Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake is a world first. To Volvo Cars' knowledge there is no other car manufacturer that offers a feature that can avoid a collision with a pedestrian. This radar- and camera-based system can detect pedestrians in front of the car, warn if anyone walks out...
    The interior of the all-new S60 takes Volvo Cars to a new dimension in terms of exclusive quality. In addition, Volvo Cars' designers have added in excitement, contrast and playfulness to the rational simplicity of Scandinavian design tradition.
    The all-new Volvo S60 starts a new era in the Swedish carmakers more than 80-year long history. No previous Volvo model has ever before etched itself in your mind charged with so much feelings, self-confidence and promise of enjoyable days on twisting roads.
    Just one look at the initial design sketches was enough for the chassis experts to understand that the challenge was going to be exceptional. What they saw was the embryo of a sporting sedan unlike any previous Volvo. Now it was up to them to produce a chassis that did the daring design full justice. The result is the all-new Volvo S60 - without a doubt the most dynamic car model Volvo has ever pr...

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