Toronto, Ontario – The all-new Volvo S60 will make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The new model features a standout design and new Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake. 

“The sporty design delivers a visual promise of enthusiastic driving characteristics, and I can assure you that the all-new S60 truly lives up to that promise,” said Stephen Odell, Volvo Cars president and CEO. “Its driving properties are better than those of any previous Volvo. What is more, the car’s innovative new technologies help you become both a better and a safer driver.”

The S60 will be launched in Canada in the second half of 2010, with pricing announced closer to the car’s launch.

The new S60 can be ordered with an advanced, self-adjusting Volvo Four-C active chassis, which has been modified and refined for better control and more comfortable feel. It is the first sedan on the market with advanced stability control, which uses a new roll angle sensor that can identify skidding tendency at a very early stage, allowing the dynamic stability and traction control to step in earlier and with greater precision. Corner Traction Control is a further refinement that uses torque vectoring to help the car take curves more smoothly.

The new Pedestrian Detection can detect pedestrians who walk onto the road in front of the car, providing a warning to the driver and, should the driver not respond in time, automatically apply full braking power.

During the first year of production, the S60 will be equipped with a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine, producing 304 horsepower. The initial annual target is 90,000 cars worldwide, with Europe, North America and the rest of the world each accounting for about one-third of total sales.

Connect with Autos.ca