Volvo has just released the first official photos of its all-new S60 – the most dynamic and aggressive Volvo to date.
Acoustics plays a surprisingly intricate role in vehicle development - from boosting the engine note for a throatier roar, minimizing road noise or finding just the right 'click' for the indicator. And now, with electric vehicles on the horizon, vehicle sound engineering is about to enter a whole new era. With all this in mind, Volvo is increasing its focus on vehicle acoustics with a brand new acoustics laboratory in Torslanda, Sweden.
Turkish artist Esref Armagan is officially the very first non-employee to experience the new Volvo S60, which will be kept under wraps until its launch in 2010. Armagan, a blind artist, is renowned throughout the world for his unique feel for perspective and shape, which is why he was invited to paint his rendition of the stunning, but still-secret, Volvo S60.
With so many electric cars in development (Volvo's BEV is due for it's international debut in 2012), electric vehicle safety has become one of the focal points at Volvo. Even with all our environmental achievements such as our factories running on clean energy and our range of DRIVe vehicles, Volvo still puts safety first. And with electric vehicles in development we are now faced with a whole new set of exciting challenges to ensure that, no matter what fuel our cars run on, they still live up to Volvo's impeccable standards of safety.
Hot on the heels of its award-winning City Safety system, Volvo Cars has already unveiled the next phase in it's commitment to building vehicles that don't crash – the innovative new system with Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Safety.
In the quest for the ultimate vision of an accident free traffic environment, Volvo Car Corporation's bold short-term target is that no one will be killed or injured in a new Volvo car by 2020.
The second generation S80, Volvo's exclusive executive sedan, brings a large dose of confidence, dynamic driving and pure luxury to the Volvo line-up.
The Volvo C30 R-Design, which made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, is unarguably the sportiest and most dynamic model in the current Volvo line-up. The Volvo C30 R-Design's new chassis is considerably sharper and stiffer, resulting in excellent handling characteristics, while the exclusive extra equipment gives the C30 R-Design just the right attitude.
Volvo Cars is now driving straight into mobile phones all over the world. Following the launch of the international mobile site in March, the Swedish car maker will soon be expanding it to 20 markets.
Volvo Cars is introduced two entirely new five-cylinder, 2.4-litre turbodiesel engines at the Geneva Motor Show to give the customers the attractive possibility to combine more power with class-leading fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.