2011 Volvo S60
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2011 Volvo S60

New York, New York – The all-new 2011 Volvo S60 sport sedan has made its debut at the New York Auto Show, featuring a unique Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake safety technology.

The new S60 will go on sale in the fall of 2010. Volvo expects it to become its top seller in the United States.

The new Full Auto Brake system uses Volvo’s radar- and camera-based system to detect pedestrians in front of the car, warn the driver if anyone walks into its path, and then automatically activate full braking power if the driver fails to respond in time. The system can avoid a pedestrian collision at speeds of up to 35 km/h; at higher speeds, the focus is on reducing the car’s speed as much as possible prior to the impact.

The S60 is now completely redesigned, with a C-pillar that stretches to the taillights, a slim and coupe-like roofline, LED lighting, and longer wheelbase with more rear seat legroom. It will be launched in the U.S. with the T6 3.0-litre turbocharged engine, an upgraded and more powerful version of the T6 offered in the XC60, producing 300 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. All T6 models come standard with all-wheel drive.

The S60 is also the first sedan on the market equipped with Advanced Stability Control, which uses a new roll angle sensor to detect skidding tendency at a very early stage, so the anti-skid system can step in earlier and with greater precision.

 

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