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Volvo S60 Concept to Show at Detroit Auto Show in January


2010 Volvo S60 Concept

2010 Volvo S60 Concept

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To be introduced in 2010, the next-generation Volvo S60 presents a smooth evolution of the current vehicle's "coupe-inspired" silhouette. Sigh. It seems every automaker is calling its sedan a coupe these days, but in the case of the S60, we'll buy a little bit of the hype, as their recent vehicles and concepts (excepting the bland S80) meld refreshing elegance with the sedan form. The S60 concept, to be on display at Detroit's NAIAS in January, will preview the style of the new sedan.

Claiming inspiration from "the Swedish costline's cliffs and seas," Volvo designers add new "shoulders" resembling a double wave from the headlamps all the way to the taillamps on the S60 concept. "An exciting blend of drama and sensuality," says Volvo Cars' design director Steve Mattin.

The interior is said to be even more daring, but we hope they keep Volvo's straightforward sense of function combined with a healthy dose of elegance that their recent interiors have become noted for. We're certain the Orrefors crystal floating center stack that goes from the instrument panel to the rear seat backrest won't make it into production, though Mattin does claim that you "may well see interior features in crystal-like materials in the future."

Volvo, predictably, promises to retain its dedication to safety in the next-gen S60.--Colin Mathews
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2010 Volvo S60 concept

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Comments (4)
  1. Maybe the interior will be a big hit with Vogue, Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan readers.
    But I find it utterly silly and uninteresting, pure show-off and no value.
     
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  2. So what, besides your old Civic, do you like? It's spartan, gotta give you that. They don't make them like they used to.
     
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  3. Hey IDIOT JERKD:
    I TOLD you that my drive is a MAGNIFICENT 7 BMW 740iL BONDMOBILE (see "Tomorrow Never Dies", carbon copy, even same color).
    The old civic Hatch is as Spartan as your stupid Mitsu, BUT has far better interior quality, materials and ergonomics, AND it is very lightweight, so I appreciate its agility around town, despite its modest HP. I only drive it when I'm in the summer home, a month or two a year. It is still like new (low miles and well kept). It's almost like a 4-wheel motorcycle (so agine and lightweight)
    For others, I recommend COrollas. If they can't appreciate Honda Engineering and cannot afford a decent BMW.
     
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  4. Thanks for the recommendation but I still prefer EVOs and even S60s to Corollas. "EVO is a POS" - Ed <--- spoken like a true car enthusiast.
    I don't think you'll be able to get that Corolla of your dreams though. Demand and prices for 6+ year olds are high, so you may want to hold on to your Civic for a few more years. It's not like you have to drive anywhere... I heard TNT has some Bond re-runs right now; you may still catch it if your mom lets you watch it this late.
     
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