Tuesday, April 19, 2011

VIDEO: Launch of the Volvo S60

The Volvo S60 is fully loaded with safety features and this includes an ability to apply emergency brakes to avoid other vehicles as well as passengers. The car is taking road safety technology to another level by giving the vehicle autonomy over full braking.

watch the video demonstration after the jump. We also have the full Press release after the jump


So naughty!

The all-new Volvo S60 drives Volvo performance into the future with its slinky design,
driving dynamics, unsurpassed luxury and ground-breaking safety features

Sportiest Volvo ever launched in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, April 6: Volvo’s ‘naughtiest’ and most dynamic model to date has hit the
ground racing, and Malaysians are in for the ride of their lives once they get behind the wheel of
the all-new, all-gorgeous and all-powerful S60.

Available in two fully imported variants, the 3.0 T6 AWD (all-wheel drive) and 2.0 T5, the all-
new S60 is also Volvo’s sportiest and safest car to date and one that promises a more ‘naughty’
driving performance than any previous Volvo. This stunning looker is expected to usher in a
new generation that will change the future of the Swedish brand.

"The new S60 is pure driving pleasure, with a sporty, extrovert design that delivers enthusiastic
driving characteristics,” said Mr. Goran Larsson, President of Volvo Car Malaysia. “It more than
lives up to its promise as Volvo’s most dynamic car ever, which is something that becomes very
apparent the naughtier you are behind the wheel!”

Driving Dynamics
In Malaysia, the S60 T6 comes with the self-adjusting Four-C chassis with three settings for
three times the pleasure - Comfort for cruising, Sport for when you’re feeling naughty and
Advance to increase driving dynamics. The T5 has Dynamic chassis as standard, but both
variants boast improved steering, stiffer springs and bushes as well as more damping than any
previous model.

The S60 is the first sedan model in the market with Advanced Stability Control. This anti-skid
feature makes it possible to identify skidding tendencies at a very early stage, thus improving
handling and allowing for rapid avoidance manoeuvres.
There’s also the S60’s new Corner Traction Control feature, which uses Torque Vectoring for
smoother cornering. When cornering, the car's inner driven wheel is braked simultaneously as
more power is transmitted to the outer driven wheel to allow for tight cornering while reducing
any tendency to understeer. This system makes it easier to smoothly maintain your desired line
on winding roads, in roundabouts and on wet surfaces.

Bold Design
The all-new S60 boasts a luxurious, driver-oriented interior and a suggestively stylish exterior
that is guaranteed to get hearts racing! The S60’s "coupe with four doors" profile features a C-
pillar that stretches to the tail lamps, while the coupe-like roof line is accompanied by a new
shoulder contour on either side of the lower body to create a gentle yet powerful double wave
from the headlamps to the tail lamps.

The dip in the middle of the double wave visually pushes the car down to enhance the stance
and give it a ‘hungry’, lowered look. The sculpted bonnet and the short overhangs front and rear
also emphasise the sports-car feel.

Turbocharged Engines
The S60 T6 features an award-winning, turbocharged 3.0-litre petrol engine that has been
boosted further, primarily thanks to lower internal friction. It now pumps out a blistering 304
hp, no less than 440 Nm of torque and coupled with Instant Traction AWD, the T6 is Volvo’s
most powerful 6-cylinder engine. Power is delivered via Volvo's second-generation six-speed
automatic Geartronic transmission, which takes you from 0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds flat.

The 4-cylinder in-line turbocharged 2.0 T5 is no slouch, either. It produces a generous 240 hp,
with 320 Nm of torque and goes from 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds.

Innovative Technology
Sculpted to move drivers physically and emotionally with its in-your-face attitude, the S60 also
ensures drivers enjoy a blissful, safe drive every time. This sports sedan pushes Volvo’s world-
renowned safety hallmarks to the fore, with more safety components than any brand in its

The all-new S60’s safety hallmark has to be its groundbreaking Pedestrian Detection with full
auto brake feature. A world’s first, it detects pedestrians who walk onto the road in front of the
car, warn the driver - and automatically apply full braking power if the driver does not respond in
time. Pedestrian Detection can avoid a collision with a pedestrian at speeds of up to 35 km/h if
the driver does not react in time.

Pedestrian Safety may be the cherry on the cake, but the S60 is also packed with other high-
tech solutions that include active preventive safety features such as:

City Safety - Standard on S60. The car automatically brakes if the driver fails to react in
time when the vehicle ahead slows, stops or if the S60 driver is driving too fast towards
a stationary object. The system lessens or even entirely avoids low-speed rear-end
impacts at speeds up to 30 km/h

Collision Warning with Auto Brake (CWAB) - warns and automatically brakes if the car
risks hitting another vehicle from behind

Driver Alert Control (DAC) - detects and alerts tired and distracted drivers

Lane Departure Warning - alerts the driver if the car runs across the lane markers
without the turn indicator being used

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Queue Assist – is a standard feature using radar-
based adaptive cruise control system which automatically maintains a set gap to the
vehicle in front. This comfort-enhancing system operates at speeds of 0 to 200km/h,
which basically means the car drives itself while in queues with repeated speeding up
or slowing down, including speeds below 30 kilometre per hour (perfect for Malaysian
traffic jams !!)

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) - detects vehicles in the offset rear blind spot on
both sides

Driver Control Interface
The S60’s new infotainment system, the Volvo Sensus, allows the driver to get up close and
personal with high-tech features without having to read the owner’s manual. Sensus presents
information from the audio unit, navigation system and other functions on a 7” colour screen
installed high in the centre console and is accessible via steering-wheel controls.

The T6 also boasts Volvo’s advanced sound system, Premium Sound, which pumps out high-
definition sound courtesy of a class-D digital 5x130W amplifier, Dolby Digital in combination
with Dolby Pro Logic II Surround, the award-winning MultEQ from Audyssey Laboratories and
12 loudspeakers.

The all-new Volvo S60 T5 and T6 for the Malaysian market will come with two brand new
colours, Vibrant Copper and Flamenco Red. The T6 is priced at RM348,000 while the T5 sells

for RM288,000 (both prices on-the-road, without insurance).

“Our mission for the S60 was to create the sportiest Volvo ever – and we are 100% delighted
with the result,” said Larsson. “And we are extremely confident that Malaysians will agree with
us. This will be the car that dramatically changes the public perception of Volvo and the driving
performance of Volvo cars in the future.”

For more details on the all-new, all-naughty S60, please visit www.volvocars.com.my.

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