Volvo has premiered the latest technology by unveiling the world-first Cyclist Detection featuring the full auto brake technology, with all-new looks of its 60 range consists of 2014 Volvo S60, V60, V60 Plugin-Hybrid and XC60 at the 83rd auto salon of Geneva International Motor Show 2013.
The new Volvo XC60, the best selling model of Volvo, has now improved D5 and D4 variants, where D5 now generates 215 horsepower and D4 produces 163 horsepower with a manual gearbox and All-Wheel Drive system, both have combined fuel efficiency of 18.86 km/liter[5.3 liters for 100 km] and CO2 emission of 139 grams/km. While, the exterior has given an urban look with new hood shape, new headlamps and horizontal lines on the grille with broad looking chrome bars. In the interior, XC60 has now revised by featuring the new wood inlays, new headliner, textile B-pillars and the silk metal frames around the air vents and light controls. In the technical upgrade, the Corner Traction Control is now comes as standard feature where the torque vectoring system assists prevent understeer by applying right amount of brake force to the inner wheels while powering the outer wheels when accelerating out of a corner. While All-Wheel Drive capabilities helps XC60 to cruise through any condition and situation with the XC60 good ground clearance and the Hill Descent Control is a optional feature which guarantees to control vehicle automatically when driving on down steep slopes.
The new 2014 V60 Plug-in Hybrid which Volvo claims, the world’s first diesel hybrid. It includes many of the design and technology upgrades of the standard V60, while under the hood the hybrid system, comprised of 5-cylinder 2.4 Litre turbo diesel engine which is capable of generating an output of 215 horsepower and top torque of 440 Nm, where powered is transmitted to front-wheel via 6-speed automatic transmission. In the hybrid system, the rear axle gets the power using an electric motor from an 11.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which generates an output of 70 horsepower and a torque of 200 Nm. Featuring the three distinctive driving modes – (1)Pure Mode – Electric alone mode with a range of upto 50 km, (2) Hybrid Mode – When car starts, it act as a standard mode with both smart coordination of diesel and electric motor, delivers a class-leading fuel economy of 55.55 km/liter[1.8 liters for 100 km] and CO2 emission of 48 grams/km. (3) Power Mode – technically created to give top performance with the combined output of diesel engine and electric motor of 285 horsepower and top torque of 600 Nm, which makes it sprint 0 to 100 km/hour in 6.1 seconds.
The new Volvo V60 estate has the best capabilities of the new sports S60 saloon model which delivers dynamic presence on road, it is equipped with all characteristics and features, like the enhanced driving dynamics, available with the same option as in the Saloon/Sedan - Touring, Dynamic, Four-C[Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept] and Lower Sport Chassis. While in the interior, it offers the smart seating arrangement where rear seats can be folded down in three 40/20/40 partition, to make the extra space of 430 volume(in liters). The easy two-stage available booster cushion for children which can pop-up from the seat base for providing extra comfortable and safe ride height for the children of 3 years and above. The new V60 with the automatic D3 variant delivers an output of 136 horsepower and with D4 variant delivers an output of 163 horsepower, while providing a fuel economy of 20.40 km/liter[4.9 liters for 100 km] with the CO2 emissions of 129 grams/km.
The new Volvo S60 saloon has new sporty and eloquent exterior design clearly expressed its road presence by prominent horizontal lines, the new headlamps, broad grille, daylight running lights and a new LED light guide on the tail lamps. While in the interior, revised upholstery colours with a new headliner, nicely matched colour themes with the backlit white controls in the dashboard, new wood lays and silk metal frames around the air vents and light controls. Under the hood, S60 is equipped with four options of Chassis types which includes Touring, Dynamic, Four-C[Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept] and Lower Sport Chassis. The new S60 has 4-cylinder D2 diesel variant with 115 horsepower, which on manual gearbox delivers a best fuel economy of 25 km/liter[4.0 liters for 100 km] as per the EU combined cycle and CO2 emission of 106 grams/km (as per the preliminary figures). The new S60 with the automatic D3 variant delivers an output of 136 horsepower and with D4 variant delivers an output of 163 horsepower, while providing a fuel economy of 20.40 km/liter[4.9 liters for 100 km] with the CO2 emissions of 129 grams/km.
The numerous enhancements for the new Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 range
- Volvo’s world-first Cyclist Detection with full auto brake technology is premiered in Geneva
- After the launch at the Geneva, Volvo has also announced that the cars are now equipped with World-first in-dash, voice-activated Spotify through Sensus Connected Touch.
- IntelliSafe systems supporting the driver
- Heated windscreen
- Cornering Light for better visibility
- Permanent high beam with groundbreaking technology
- Paddle shifters
- Lower fuel consumption
- Adaptive Digital Display
Photos of Volvo S60, V60, V60 Plug-in Hybrid and XC60 live from the Geneva International Motor Show 2013