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This is the pride latest Volvo, S60 Concept. As well as the reincarnation legend Scandinavia, the Viking ship timber. Therefore, also, although the new front month is shown to the public through the NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) 2009 in Detroit, United States, President and CEO of Volvo Cars, Stephen Odell is sure.
“All-New S60 will be a strong player in the segment that is very strict and penetrate the market as the razor blade,” commenting. Even All-New S60 is still a draft standard. Unbelievable!
Bos Volvo is confident will be successful S60. The four-door sedan coup?, the design is very inspiring. Odell also revealed, “All that is in the car, better than the previous Volvo products.
According to Steve Mattin, head of Volvo Cars Design Division, the look of the All-New S60 is a miniature Viking ship that was great. Timber ships that are made with skill and the image of high art.
“Look at this face before the car comes with trapessium Grill. Note the second light front bumper ornament carefully on the right and left. Similar to the form of a Viking ship is famous. Both front lights like the two Viking ships sailing side by side, “he said.
Not only wizardry works Viking told the nation on the S60, also on the nature of Sweden. “The car was designed based on the natural environment and Scandinavia. Start from the reef to the beach unique and beautiful. All-New S60 is a combination of paper with stunning sensuality, “he said.
Not just for the sake of form, also adopted the latest technology in front of the lamp. Explained, “If you drive in the evening darkness, light, light emanating to the hidden part. LED light bulb Highly which emanated directly to the front of the ship through the screen, “Steve-off case.
Other features also been a Volvo S60 is the structure of a car that does not use the pillars of B-plus to open the back door with a sensational way.
Rear side door does not open or tilt toward the future, but to the back. When opened, the door is back in the top of the rear wheels. Consequently, when the second door opened simultaneously, passengers can enter and exit freely, either from or to the front and back seats.
Lines and depressions body also been a Volvo. Including combinations with the taillight design. Appearances S60 more style and sporty figure firmly with the 20 inch tires with a thin profile rim berpalang 7.
All of that describes the changes in their approach, hominid to the consumer. Kaliper brake also be painted with the emphasis brass. “In addition to paint the car called the Volvo ‘Warm Liquid Copper’. The application of color is inspired Swedish history with a rich copper mine, “said the designer.
S60 line design, according to Steve also inspired by the movement fast car on the track. In the S60, clearly visible on the back. Also be confirmed, later, all the models or the latest Volvo products, the more condensed form with the car ‘race’.
Technology is the only other taillight. When not used, the color red. When turned on, the reverse, brake and sein appear with the appropriate color standards. Volvo is to use LED lights that can change color with the help of the processor. Same with the indicator light on the computer.
In the back of this, Volvo also install difuser moving with the speed of the car. The goal, to get better aerodynamics.
For the interior, the Volvo designer combines different ideas. The result was the interior appearance with a combination of modern and classical art skills plus typical Swedish touch. “This is the interior work of our most exclusive,” said Steve again.
In the middle of the four seats scattered ‘crown jewel’ that brings together various completeness. Among other typical Swedish Orrefors crystal, which, combined with the instrument panel that seemingly connect to the back.
“It is an order of waterfalls that flow from the instrument panel and then flows to the middle of the car interior,” he added.
Another breakthrough in the Volvo interior is how contagious transmission gear. Stick or transferring gear mechanism designed Ain flexible. In the horizontal position, the car automatically move the teeth. If drivers want to manually move the teeth, be enough to lever up a little. In addition to transferring rod teeth also are key starters and the parking brake.
Console middle lengthwise to the rear passenger seat. Under crystal panel between the seats each, provided two beautiful places that drink-movable slide. In addition to the driver seat, the console crystals made with the instrument panel and the navigation screen. Both information equipment that are on the same altitude.
“We focus on ergonomic and security. How, altitude instrument panel is designed with the navigation screen. In this way, to move the indicators to see one another, with enough eye moves in a horizontal, “added Steve.
Pandel above instruments, there are also impressions of the information and warning system of preventive security through Hud. A pad while the pillars installed the ‘Blind Spot Information System (BLIS).
Themes to be sailed on the seat of thin with thin contours are made from the skin soft ‘Light Blond’ with a bending contrasts. The seats are not installed on the floor, but in the middle of the bottom of the console. The result, such as floating seats.
For energy source, select Volvo gasoline engine, 4-cylinder with a 1.6 liter direct injection technology plus turbocharger. Volvo GTDi call (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection), which generate energy PS 180. This is the first Volvo engine that uses direct injection system.
? Start / stop, turn off the engine when the road is not.
? Powershitf. Two manual transmission that works in parallel, each regulated by the clutch. Because there are no interruptions Torque, turnover held dental instant.
? EPAS (Electric Power Assisted Steering).
? ‘DRIVEe mode’. Allows the driver to reduce fuel consumption through the ‘economy mode’ which helps to work a number of mechanical and electrical power system. Including AC and the movement of teeth automatically.
? Cover Grill. Panel of the directors who can wind closed when impediments to the needs of the air conditioner is reduced.
? Panel vault average.
? Content lightweight body.