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Volvo publishes the first pictures of the new XC60

Volvo Car Corporation has published a selection of photos of his new vehicle XC60 in anticipation of the global launch of the crossover international Motor Show in Geneva on March 4. Although prices are at an earlier announcements of the day of sale, the first vehicles arrive at Canadian retailers in early 2009.

"In my opinion, it is not only the safest Volvo but also the most fantastic of all time. The combination is not bad, is not it? "Asked the Director General President of Volvo Cars, Fredrik Arp.

The new vehicle Volvo Cars made its entry in the most effervescent and also the most difficult automotive segment: the luxury compact crossover. To distinguish the XC60 model incorporates two items of design style. In the lower section, the musculature Volvo XC undeniable presents a vigorous and athletic appearance with large wheels and high ground clearance. Above the belt line, the fluidity of the body gives the sporty charisma of a cut.

"This car is packed with more Emotives forms and energy than any other Volvo says Steve Mattin, Design Director at Volvo Cars. We propel our design DNA to an entirely new level by literally raising the visual volume. If you say that you can now recognize a Volvo 100 meters, I dare say the XC60 radiates a clear Volvo presence and net at least twice that distance. "

The new XC60 will be built in Ghent, Belgium, and has in its Canadian livery has a turbocharged inline six-cylinder 281-horsepower, a 6-speed automatic transmission has a characteristic AWD Geartronic and Instant Traction function. The global sales target for the new XC60 is 67,000 units per year, the majority of vehicles being destined to the United States, Germany, has Great Britain, Russia and China.

Various advanced security systems are another important part of the character of the XC60. The big news is the urban security called "City Safety" - a unique characteristic that can help the driver avoid or reduce the effects of a low-speed impacts in normal city traffic and on busy roads. If sensors detect the XC60 a collision is imminent and the driver does not react, the commitment brakes automatically.

"We are the first manufacturer in the world to offer this characteristic as standard equipment, says Arp. "City Safety" clearly indicates that the new XC60 is the safest car Volvo has ever produced. The car is packed with technology and know-how in matters of safety, both for the prevention of accidents that protecting all the occupants in a collision. "

The teams design and engineering of the XC60 securely attached had their sights on a target group of buyers with very stringent requirements in matters of design, brand integrity and high-tech content, both in their car purchases in their lifestyle.

"One could argue that it would be very good the next car owner of a C30 says Arp. It is equally sporty and excitable, but has much more skill. With the XC60, we are expanding our range to attract even more customers to the style of active urban life. "

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