Official images of the new wagon to the Volvo line-up, the V70. The V70 will be equipped with a new 3.0-Liter engine based off the S80 line. Standard is the all-wheel-drive and traction control. I’ll post some more information here later. For now, enjoy the pics.
As part of the Michelin Challenge Design contest at the NAIAS, is part of Volvo’s concept study of a new truck. The BeeVan concept puts the driver in the truck’s cab, rather than the traditional driving position, which Volvo believes that this will allow drivers to have a full 180 degrees of visibility. And to help with blind spots, it will incorporate Volvo’s blind spot camera technology. There are numerous gadgets on the BeeVan concept including lane tracking, parking sensors as well as driver drowsiness sensors.
The doors are sliding operated and there are hidden steps which automatically slide out. The steps automatically retract when not in use and when you open the door, the driver’s seat will move rearward and rotate for easy access.
What’s most interesting, of course, is the exterior design of the interesting concept. Cool? Or a spaceship? You tell me.
Well known for its versatility, Volvo has announced that they will not enter the minivan market, but instead, they will focus on wagons and crossover with the introduction of the XC60 crossover vehicle in early 2009. But it doesn’t stop there, Volvo executives also noted that they will be re-examining the existing lineup including the V50, V70, XC70, XC90, as well as the XC60.
Vehicles such as the V90 and the XC60 will be used as a basis for Volvo’s future model range, which will consist mostly of the V or the XC models. Adding to the negativity of the minivan segment, Volvo announced that the XC90 is the seven-seater alternative. This should be a good idea since Volvo wagons and crossovers were considered for half of Volvo’s total sales in 2006.
Here is a video explaining the idea behind the Volvo XC60 Concept. One of the major ideas behind the XC60 was to downsize the current XC90 into a smaller and more versatile vehicle. My first initial impressions are that Volvo has definitely stepped up the game, however, this is a concept vehicle, and we all know that when concepts look cool, the production won’t be so rad. Enjoy the video, it actually has a lot of important information about future Volvo vehicles.
Volvo unveiled the new compact SUV concept today. It’s called the XC60 Concept, which is designed with a muscular stance, while borowing lines from a coupe. The concept will feature many new systems offered from Volvo, including the pre-braking assist, which automatically prepares the vehicle in the event of an unavoidable collision. Also, the XC60 is targeted at buyers who are looking for lots of tech put into their vehicles.
The XC90 will be officially unveiled at the NAIAS in 2007, and is set to go on sale in the beginning of 2009. Continue reading for the full press release and check the gallery for high-resolution wallpapers, including widescreen resolutions.
Official photos of the new Volvo XC60 Concept set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show were leaked today onto the web. According to sources, the XC60 Concept will be largely based on the Freelander 2 and the Iosis X concept. It will also be the first vehicle to be designed under Volvo’s new manager of design, Steve Mattin.
The design breaks away from the boxy style on current Volvo’s, as well, we can expect to see more designs such as these on future Volvo vehicles. On the inside, as expected for a concept, the design is futuristic and we see that there is a floating center console fitted on the XC60 concept.
Power will likely come from the S80 sedan, including an available V8 engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The XC60 will likely be fitted with the all-wheel-drive system, as is the XC90.
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The winners of the 14th edition of “L’Automobile pi? Bella del Mondo” competition, that took place at the Arena Civica in Milan, Italy, on 27th October. There is a total of 13 categories, please continue reading to see the winners!
Introducing Volvo’s new hotrod! The Caresto with V8 high-resolution wallpaper. Enjoy them!
Here you are, you Volvo fans. New pictures of the just revealed XC90 V8 Sport in high-resolution. Read on for the press release and specifications.