Volvo XC60

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Volvo XC60

The Volvo concept will be powered by a 6 bio ethanol engine . The Volvo 6 cylinder bio ethanol engine 265 hp and 251 lb-ft (340 Nm) of torque.

Press Release:

Volvo Concept

Six-cylinder bio ethanol

At the moment, three of Volvo nine models – the C30, S40 and V50 – are in nine European markets the bio ethanol powered FlexiFuel These cars are all powered by engines.

of gasoline. Bio ethanol is an entirely renewable fuel can be produced from just any biomass source, such as wheat, sugarcane and cellulose. means that emissions of carbon dioxide drop by up to 80 when driving on bio ethanol compared with the same car on gasoline.

Bio ethanol on the move

bio ethanol is a fuel that is on the in Europe and Volvo Cars has FlexiFuel models in several new this autumn and will to do so in 2007. Markets to get Volvo’s cars outside Sweden are Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, and Switzerland. Volvo Cars sales of 7,000 FlexiFuel in 2007.

Presently there are 23 producing ethanol in Europe and figure is expected to rise to over 60 in 2008. All told, 720 million gallons (2.7 litres) of ethanol are produced within the European Union,

from sugar beet and grains. Capacity is expected to threefold by 2008.

As of August of the United States had 101 bio ethanol in operation and with a capacity of 4.8 gallons per year. Additionally, 39 bio are under construction and 7 more are which will add more 2.5 billion gallons of capacity complete. Ethanol is blended in 40 of the U.S. gasoline supply and are already about 1,000 stations for E85 in the United States.

benefits

One single renewable fuel not be able to replace today’s fuels, and the range of alternative will probably be far wider in the Many different fuels and are therefore developed in parallel. reduces dependency on fossil and Volvo Cars’ FlexiFuel makes a vital contribution to our of environmental sustainability,” concluded

The XC60 Project

Delivering a and charismatic crossover from

Irvine, CA (December 14, 2006) – the release of the first official of the Volvo XC60 Concept, newest concept is set to take stage at the 2007 North International Auto Show. both the unmistakable, muscular and the sporty charisma of a coupe, the XC60 Concept is a preview of the new Volvo XC60 that is to reach showrooms at the beginning of


“One might say that could be the C30-owner’s next equally sporty and exciting, but more cargo capacity. The XC60 Concept offers a indication of how the “real” Volvo will look,” said Arp, President and CEO at Volvo The concept car shows that Cars’ Volvo XC60 is ready to challenge the competition in is currently the toughest and fastest-growing in the automotive world – the Small Utility segment.

Today are only a handful of models in segment, but within the next few buyers will have at 10 competitors to choose from. 2007 and 2009, the segment’s volume is expected to expand by 75 to 443,000 cars. “There is potential in this segment and the XC60 Concept exemplifies sporty and dynamic intentions retaining our firm lead it comes to safety.

The technological for avoiding low-speed collisions a major breakthrough. We call system City Safety,” Arp.

Automatic braking

If the in front suddenly brakes and Safety senses that a is likely to occur it will the brakes to assist the driver in an accident. However, when the senses that a collision is the car will brake automatically.

City Safety is active at up to mph (30 km/h). If the relative speed between the two vehicles is below 9.3 mph (15 the system can help the driver the collision entirely. Between 9.3 and mph, the system attempts to the Volvo’s speed as much as before the impact.

Target with high demands on

As with the recently introduced C30, Volvo’s XC60 is aimed at a specific target with high demands on brand value and high-tech in their choice of lifestyle This generation is very savvy, is becoming increasingly and is building up immense purchasing When it comes to their of car, these consumers the same approach as they to other products; it should cater to all their needs in one smart package.

Capable XC down below, elegant above the waistline

From the viewpoint the Volvo XC60 is a daring creation, a fusion of the best elements from two yet dynamic vehicle types. the beltline, the unmistakable and capable XC cues give it a distinctive with high ground on large wheels. Above the the sleek lines trace the and sporty charisma of an elegant

The Volvo XC60 Concept has an design that is as daring as the This is most evident in the panel and center stack and the visually floating front and seats. “The concept car not provides a good indication of the production Volvo XC60 look like, it also a glimpse into the future of design language. With a sculptured look, our cars be more extroverted in their appeal, says Steve Design Director at Volvo

Deliveries to customers in early

With the Volvo XC60 Volvo Cars is announcing the XC family, which presently of the XC70 and XC90, will be in the beginning of 2009. Just the two present vehicles in the XC range, the XC60 is based on passenger-car which makes it possible to its rugged capability with a and entertaining driving experience.

“I would like to that with the Volvo project, as with the C30, we are primarily at lifestyle rather age. We are broadening our model to attract more customers an active, urban lifestyle. The XC60 will be equally as the C30 in our planned sales volume concludes Arp.

The XC60

A glimpse of the next Volvo XC and of the future of Volvo’s design

Irvine, CA (December 14, 2006) – Car Corporation today released the official images of the Volvo Concept that will be at the upcoming North American Auto Show. Scheduled to be to the world January 7, 2007, the XC60 Concept looks Volvo’s future on two significant it offers the world a sneak of the next XC model to come Volvo Cars and it reveals design elements that be part of future Volvos.

Cars Design Director Mattin and his team have the Volvo XC60 Concept keeping their eyes focused on one clear goal. recent years we have emphasized the Scandinavian characteristics base prestige on timeless, elegance. Now we’re elevating our DNA to an entirely new level by literally up our cars’ visual volume,” Mattin. “With more emotive shapes, it will be a for the viewer’s eyes. If a Volvo is from 100 feet away I want to get to the point where you instantly spot it from that distance in the future.”

the design viewpoint, the Volvo Concept is a daring, emotionally creation. The concept car, in a dashing Tin Bronze livery, two distinct vehicle designs. below, the unmistakable and capable XC pump up the vehicle, giving it a stance with high clearance on large wheels. the waistline, the dashing lines the profile and sporty charisma of an … coupe,” noted

Enlarged iron mark in the

The classic Volvo iron was reintroduced on Volvo’s cars two years ago and makes its boldest statement yet on the Volvo XC60 Embedded in the trapezoidal grille, the iron mark provides a signal that the future has The new angled positioning lights on sides of the grille are also of the DNA of Volvo’s next-generation design

Along with the headlamps and the front fenders, they an aggressive stance that emphasizes the hood’s classical

The skid-plates front and rear are to give an elegant yet distinct that this is primarily a with pronounced on-road The sculpted, emotive shapes are such an important part of Mattin’s design direction in the become particularly pronounced the Volvo XC60 Concept is from the side. With 20-inch wheels, accentuated housings and aluminum scuff-plates, the XC feel is emphasized in the lower of the car, while the windows’ profile and the dramatic roofline the upper portion of the vehicle a coupe-like appearance.

New tailgate

“At the rear, the expressive, shapes provide additional of the direction our design DNA is set to take. The of the tall tail lamps the muscular shoulders and the tailgate’s shape is a further development of the tailgate in the Volvo C30,” Mattin. The tailgate design another ingenious innovation: the portion moves out and up over the section.

This creates a opening for small items requiring the entire tailgate to be Of course, the tailgate can also be opened. The third alternative is to open the upper section.

exciting solution is the dark in the lower part of the tailgate. from inside, it becomes to improve the driver’s ability to see the behind the car. The roof is transparent, with dark-tinted attached on top of a Y-shaped bearing

At the rear, the Volvo name on the features more pronounced with wider spacing before. This too is a new feature will be echoed throughout the range to boost the brand’s

Elegant, high-tech interior

The XC60 Concept has an interior that is as daring as the exterior. applies particularly to the instrument and floating center stack and the visually floating front and seats. The interior is dominated by the combination of saddle leather and The upper section of the passenger is typically Scandinavian light, the lower portion has a contrasting espresso brown shade.

team also paid a lot of to the Volvo XC60 Concept’s lighting appointments, creating a compartment that seamlessly functional areas of light and a ambience – mood lighting emphasizes the modern atmosphere the Volvo XC60 Concept.

pod with wings

The main pod resembles a bumble-bee with a analogue speedometer as the “body” in the flanked by two digital “wings” display screens for other The instrument panel and the new steering harmonize with the iconic center stack, which is towards the driver. It is even than what is found in production models, freeing up storage space behind the

“The white iPod-inspired is almost like a smooth of snow, surrounded by a metal that emphasizes the asymmetrical Buttons and controls are entirely into the surface and the “invisible” for information and navigation appears when it is switched on, starting up a spectacular pulsating sequence. The image is back projected, makes the center stack one of the highlights of the interior,” said

The four rotary controls come to life through the sequence. All other buttons are sensitive.

The unique gear selector the form of a slide control, to the controls found on the mixer-table of and sound technicians. The doors’ panels are also identical to the stack.

Slim seats

Cars is world-renowned for its extremely and ergonomically designed seats. In the XC60 Concept, they are even further with asymmetrical lines that added comfort, particularly climbing in and out of the vehicle. The light-colored appear to float above the floor. All the seats have integrated seat belts. The restraints and backrests, in both the and rear seats, feature a slot.

This feature was a couple of years ago in the Volvo YCC Concept Car), and in the Volvo Concept it has been extended all the way the back to provide enhanced and improved rearward vision. The also feature integrated lighting.

“By turning his the driver can see all the way through his or her own seat, the rear seat’s backrest and the transparent panel at the lower of the tailgate. This promotes safety in a car type whose may otherwise limit rearward explained Mattin. The pony slots in the rear backrests the same type of attachment as in the luggage compartment floor.

permits a whole variety of for using accessories or securing types of loads. In addition, is storage space for a specially Volvo XC60 Concept set under the rear seats, accessible via the rear doors

A into Volvo’s future

Volvo XC60 features a of innovations that indicate how our will look in a few years The idea of a Volvo being is behind us. Instead, we will our Scandinavian design heritage emotional and radiant by adding exciting shapes and new, features,” noted Mattin.

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