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Volvo S60 Model Year 2011 Overview


The all-new Volvo S60, launched at Geneva Motor Show 2 March, 2010  has been sculpted to move you - both physically and emotionally.
It has an extrovert attitude never before seen in Volvo showrooms. It is also without a doubt the most dynamic car model Volvo has ever presented - and its Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake is a groundbreaking safety feature. City Safety is standard in Volvo S60.



Coupe with four doors
The all-new S60 is sportier and more dynamic than any previous Volvo. But it is still an unmistakeable representative of Scandinavian design at its best.
Virtually all the lines were penned to carve out the "coupe with four doors" profile. The C-pillar stretches sensually all the way to the tail lamps - and the slim coupe-like roof line is accompanied by a new contour on the shoulders on either side of the lower body, creating a gentle yet powerful double wave from the headlamps at the front to the tail lamps at the rear.


Exterior styling kit
An exterior styling kit gives the customer an opportunity to further enhance the already sporty appearance. The styling kit comes as an accessory. It includes front and rear skid plates, a front deco frame, side scuff plates, exhaust tailpipe finishers and 18-inch alloy wheels.



Exclusive quality inside
Volvo's designers obtained their inspiration from the racing track as they pursued the uncompromising sportiness inside the all-new S60. The graphic character of the racing track is clearly apparent in the instrument panel and in the doors. Every detail looks like it's in motion. The instruments and center stack are angled towards the driver to create a sensation of focus and control. The new dynamic three-spoke steering wheel and new sports seats with extra side supports are standard.
The interior is lavish in terms of its driver-oriented details, but it is still a five-seater car offering comfortable space for all its occupants.
Beige and black are the main colors of the upholstery range, which is spiced up with the new highlight shade Beechwood Brown. The décor inlays are available in Shimmer Graphite aluminium or Urbane Wood.


New infotainment system
The S60 has an all-new infotainment system where information from the audio unit, navigation system, and other functions is presented on a seven-inch high-definition color screen in the upper part of the center console. The screen is installed high to make it easy for the driver to keep his or her eyes on the road. 
The driver has access to all infotainment functions via controls in the steering wheel.


Enhanced audio system
The audio experience in the all-new S60 has been enhanced compared with previous models.
The most advanced system, Premium Sound, has a class-D digital 5x130W amplifier with circuits from Sweden's Anaview, Dolby Digital in combination with Dolby Pro Logic II Surround, the award-winning MultEQ from Audyssey Laboratories and 12 loudspeakers.


The most dynamic Volvo ever
The all-new S60 is without a doubt the most dynamic car model Volvo has ever presented.
The sedan can be specified with a choice of two chassis, base and Dynamic.


The difference between the two chassis alternatives is to be found in the dampers and the front and rear sub frames. While still offering a very engagning driving experience, the base variant has a somewhat softer setting.


Every detail refined
During the development process, the chassis team carved out a holistic solution featuring changes and refinements for virtually every single detail that influences a car's driving properties. This includes improved steering, stiffer springs and bushes as well as more damping than in any previous Volvo.


Modified All Wheel Drive system
The software in the AWD (All Wheel Drive) system, offered as standard in the U.S., has been modified to allow the all-new Volvo S60 to exploit the sporty new chassis to the limit.


FOUR-C available
The new S60 can be specified with the advanced, self-adjusting FOUR-C active chassis. The FOUR-C active chassis has been modified and refined for better control and more comfortable feel compared to previous Volvos.


First sedan with Advanced Stability Control
The S60 is the first sedan model on the market with Advanced Stability Control. With a new roll angle sensor, it is possible to identify any skidding tendency at a very early stage. Advanced Stability Control is a great asset in dynamic driving involving considerable lateral forces, thus improving handling and rapid avoidance manoeuvres.


Corner Traction Control for tighter cornering
Corner Traction Control is a new feature that uses torque vectoring for smoother cornering. When cornering, the car's inner driven wheel is braked at the same time as more power is transmitted to the outer driven wheel. This allows cornering more tightly while reducing any tendency to understeer.


More powerful T6 version
The T6 engine has a displacement of 3.0 liters and has been improved still further, primarily thanks to lower internal friction. It now pumps out 300 hp and no less than 325 lb.-ft. of torque.


The engine's power is delivered to the wheels via Volvo's second-generation six-speed automatic Geartronic transmission.



Safety and Support

Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake - a world first
Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake is a groundbreaking technological solution. It can detect pedestrians who walk into the road in front of the car, warn the driver - and automatically apply full braking power if the driver does not respond in time.
In an emergency situation the driver first receives an audible warning combined with a flashing light in the windscreen's head-up display. At the same time, the car's brakes are pre-charged. If the driver does not react to the warning and an accident is imminent, full braking power is automatically applied.
Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake can avoid a collision with a pedestrian at speeds of up to 22 mph if the driver does not react in time.


A range of other functions

Collision Warning with Auto Brake warns and automatically brakes if the car risks hitting another vehicle from behind.


City Safety standard

The all-new Volvo S60 also features City Safety as standard.

With City Safety, the car automatically brakes if the driver fails to react in time when the vehicle in front slows down or stops - or if he or she is driving too fast towards a stationary object. The system can lessen or even entirely avoid low-speed rear-end impacts at speeds up to 30 kilometres an hour.


Driver Alert Control is a unique technology to detect and alert tired and distracted drivers.
Blind Spot Information System helps detect vehicles in the offset rear blind spot on both sides of the car.
Lane Departure Warning alerts the driver if the car runs across the lane markers without the turn indicator being used.  


Adaptive Cruise Control also in slow traffic
In the field of comfort, there are features such as the optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which automatically maintains a set gap to the vehicle in front. What is new is that the Adaptive Cruise Control operates at speeds below 19 mph, all the way down to standstill.


New camera sees around corners
The S60 can naturally be equipped with parking sensors front and rear and a Park Assist camera at the rear. A camera in the front grille with a 180 field of vision is available as an option. This camera 'can see' around the corner and helps the driver negotiate blind exits and park with greater safety.



Old S60, 2011
Descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars' international car range. Described features might be optional. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.