2012 Volvo XC60
2012 Volvo XC60
2012 Volvo XC60
Steve Mattin, Volvo’s president and deputy director of the new design, has a problem with old Volvo: there are so many of them. “There are millions of people is square,” said Steve Mattin, in an interview. “We want to go beyond the box.”2012 Volvo XC60
Exit the square image, the automaker is entertaining a new design DNA. And, Matt intends to re-visual cues for the Volvo. “We want to develop a design DNA,” he said. Design DNA is the tag of the basic elements of visual cars. DNA covering the grid appearance, pitched roof, and the outline of the rear lights. DNA makes the BMW. Ford, Ford complement of DNA.
Director of Design aims to reach a younger generation of buyers and a larger market for Volvo. “We want to pump the visual volume,” says Matt. Volvo, Matt does not expect any dramatic change. Ultimately, it was Peter Horbury, executive vice president of Ford North American design, which wrote the current automotive design cues of its first feature Volvo’s design director. Rather, Matt sees the development.
Matt standpoint of post-boxy Volvos are more complex and sculptural forms. The designer envisioned a more expressive and more extroverted cars. The idea is that the concept of the XC60 crossover, which was introduced in North America International Auto Show.2012 Volvo XC60
Horbury, on the other hand, began the development of Volvo by giving them prominent on the catwalk. Catwalk is a copy of Volvo in 1950. It ‘also a way to soften up, solid sides of the new Volvo. Horbury gave the high side of the shoulder, the rounded box so that it still appeared stable, though less functional.
Mattin has gone downhill to the road and renovated in two corners of the box with carved sides. Designer Steve Potter is credited abroad. Justin Scully has contributed to a fascinating inside the Volvo. “I want the cars to be recognizable as Volvo’s twice as far,” said Mattin.
To increase the volume of vision, even at night, early Mattin integrated lights near the door so that the visible form in the dark. He also stressed the illumination of the rear arch.2012 Volvo XC60
Matt previously worked as a designer for a small-Class and R-Class wagon Mercedes-Benz in Germany. Volvo wants to have large windows bring light and identify the bodies, at the same time as the Volvo of long nights.
Volvo XC60: the rear vertical is a new starting point for the Swedish carmaker. This is an expanded version, which is located in the new C30. Under the width of the glass, the name of the automaker set out in large well-spaced letters, a virtual brand recognition banner. It houses the automaker to change the language back to the form of written language. The same big letters presented in the new V70 wagon, which was launched at the Geneva Motor Show this year 2012 Volvo XC60.
Crossover SUV, thanks to their combination of utility and carlike handling, has become the popular choice for many motorists. Volvo XC60 is a Swedish manufacturer recently admitted. XC60 seats five competing in the small luxury crossover segment growing.Volvo XC60
Is that it’s a Volvo, you might assume that the XC60 is security going to it, and you’re right. It is up to stunt the City Safety system, which automatically brakes the vehicle to prevent or mitigate the low-speed collisions. But the XC60 is a car that stylish and functional, and handles exceptionally well-crossover, not to mention the sign in front of Volvo. It belongs on your short list, if you purchase a vehicle of this kind.Volvo XC60
The current Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60 luxury crossover SUV available in 3.2, 3.2 R-Design T6 and T6 R-Design trim levels. Versions 3.2 have an inline-6 3.2-liter that generates 240 horsepower, while the T6 versions have an inline-6 3.0-liter turbocharged engine rated at 300 hp. Front-wheel drive is standard on 3.2s, with four-wheel drive option. The T6S comes with all-wheel drive. All XC60 has a six-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control manual. XC60 T6 will accelerate from zero to 60 km / h in 7 seconds flat – a pretty good number for this segment.
Standard features in 3.2 include alloy wheels, power driver seat, cruise control, Bluetooth and iPod control. The T6 adds a turbocharged engine, leather upholstery and a power passenger seat. R-Design version adds 20-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, sport suspension and steering, a panoramic sunroof, tinted glass and special items in and out of style. Highlight include front and rear seats, power liftgate, parking sensors, keyless entry power / navigation system, rearview camera and integrated booster seats Volvo.Volvo XC60
Safety features are abundant on the Volvo XC60, including stability control, antilock brakes with brake assist, front airbags seat side, curtain airbags and whiplash reducing front seats. The function of the City safety standard allows the XC60 to apply the brakes independently below a certain speed to prevent or minimize damage from collisions. A packet collision avoidance is optional and adds a warning track departure warning system blind spot, the adaptive cruise control and driver assistance of others.
In reviews, our editors have praised the elegant cabin XC60 with a center console design art “floating”, available at Royal Oak finish (metallic trim standard) and high quality materials. The wide, comfortable seat in the back has a raised 40/20/40-split practice settings. With all the sections are folded, 67 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity. Parents should love the optional integrated booster seats in the back.
On the road, the Volvo XC60 offers a performance that is easily the best European competition. Base engine 3.2 is quite adequate, but the energetic turbocharged straight-6 delivers the power without any perceptible delay, and a pearl two. Handling obstacles steering unresponsive, but the majority is the XC60 offers a strong control of the vehicle.
Volvo XC60 models
Volvo XC60 debuted for model year 2010. Originally there were only 3.2 and T6 trim levels, the first having 235 hp, and the second with 281 hp. The following year, has increased production of two engines (the 240 and 300 hp, respectively) and the beginnings of the sport “R-Design” variants of each, in four trim levels Volvo XC60.