Darkened image suggests standard Volvo interior treatment
2 February 2010

The interior of the new Volvo S60 has been teased, ahead of the car's launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The darkened images of the interior are shown in a promotional video, and appear to show a standard Volvo layout.

See the hi-res pics of the new Volvo S60

Official Volvo S60 exterior pictures were released montsh ago, as part of the publicity drive surrounding the Swedish car maker's buyout by Geely, which is expected to be confirmed in the next two weeks.

The new car is very similar to the S60 Concept, retaining the low, coupe-style roof line. The front end, in particular, is nearly identical – only small changes to the shape of the lights and a higher bonnet line differentiate the production car.

Underneath the bodyshell the S60 is based on the Ford EUCD platform that is also used by the current Mondeo. Volvo is promising that the S60 will be the “sportiest and most dynamic Volvo ever,” and the project’s engineers are understood to have been working on the driveability of the S60 since the project’s inception.

A Volvo source said that the firm knew the previous car couldn't match the likes of the 3-series and the C-class, and that to successfully compete with these rivals driver appeal is crucial.

Unlike the previous S60, the new car is more conventionally sized to give Volvo a true rival for the likes of the BMW 3-series. The old car was awkwardly-sized between a 3-series and 5-series, and was based on a cut-down V70 platform, although it was a sales success in the first few years of the car’s life. There was no estate version, either, but expect the new S60 to get an estate variant in 2011.

The car will also be the first Volvo to be available with the firm’s new Pedestrian Detection technology, which can “see” pedestrians in the road and automatically apply the brakes to stop the car if the driver doesn’t react quickly enough.

The Volvo S60 is scheduled to go on sale in the UK from September.

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2 February 2010

Please stop showing us these so called teaser images. They tell us nothing about the product and merely show that Autocar is being manipulated by the various car companies to obtain column inches of coverage. I bet there's a more interesting story about Volvo you could tell us about if you dug a little deeper....

2 February 2010

[quote Autocar]The interior of the new Volvo S60 has been teased[/quote]

Ha ha ha ha...please no more teases Autocar.

2 February 2010

Please stop with the teasers!

2 February 2010

Could Autocar not set a new trend: ignoring teaser pictures. They're just car makers getting free advertising and of no interest to us.

2 February 2010

Here's a teaser of the passenger footwell

Volvo S60 Passenger Footwell Teaser - (c) Crappy Marketing Ideas Co. Ltd.

2 February 2010

I think that Volvo should've taken the floating centre console one stage further and made the entire dashboard in the same design. Although it might cause problems when getting to the glovebox and steering column.

2 February 2010

I used to think that getting teased brought about some sort of pleasure, or enjoyment (at some point anyway), but it seems I was wrong.

2 February 2010

That passenger footwell is a direct copy of Audis! For shame!

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