The chosen power-train for the Volvo XC60 Concept is a six-cylinder, 3.2-litre bio-ethanol engine with All Wheel Drive. The engine offers the driver dynamic performance in the form of 265 horsepower and 251 lb/ft (340 Nm) of torque – with emissions of fossil carbon dioxide dropping by up to 80 percent when driving, compared with the same engine running only on gasoline.
Volvo Cars unveils a unique system that can help the car driver avoid the sort of low-speed collisions that are so common in urban traffic and in slow-moving traffic queues. If the driver is about to drive into the vehicle in front and does not react in time, the car brakes itself.
The XC60 Concept is very much a car for the future. It not only offers the world a sneak preview of the next XC model to come from Volvo Cars. The concept car is also full of design innovation and it reveals several design elements that will be part of future Volvos.
Unveiling the XC60 Concept at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2007 was the climax of four months' intensive work at Volvo Cars Concept Centre. The centre is Volvo Cars' very own ‘inventors' workshop'. It includes eight different departments. The staff working in this centre are all specialists of different kinds, and they really know their stuff. The fabrication of the XC60 Concept had about 70 ...