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Volvo V60 revealed

By SYF77 on 07 Jul 2010

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In an attempt to capture a larger number of sales in the competitive European wagon category, the new Volvo V60 has been launched as the sporty five-door version of the all-new S60. The car is being offered with eight different engines in an attempt to lure at least 50,000 new customers annually.

The V60 is available with four inline-four petrol engines, including two 1.6-liter Ecoboost units that produce up to 240 Nm of torque with either 150 or 180 horsepower, and two 2.0-liter models that produce either 203hp and 300Nm or 240 hp and 320Nm. Its range-leading inline-six is a 3.0-liter unit that kicks out 304 hp and up to 440Nm. This powerful engine gets the car from 0-100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, with an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h.

To make the car look sportier, it has been given a coupe-inspired roof, sculpted styling at the front, and a bulging "shoulder" to keep with Volvo's design language. The car will be sold on a new dynamic chassis in Europe, though some markets will get a choice between a touring chassis and the European standard with its stiffer dampers.

Technology innovations include collision avoidance, pedestrian detection, stability control and traction control, just to name a few. Fold-flat seating is not only available at the back, but also applicable on the front passenger seat, providing maximum loading capability for long objects.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Ferraricalifornia Jul 07 2010 04:59 PM
looks like a hunkered down XC60....

quite a nice car which will definitely attract many to the Volvo brand....
Carmour Jul 08 2010 10:49 AM
The headlights looks like the E-class.

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