• Feb 1, 2010
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We're waiting for an official word about Volvo's supposed sale to Geely, but before the Swedish baton is passed, the show must go on. The original S60 was nearly a decade old before Volvo wound down production, and the new car is on the cusp of being unveiled, likely at the Geneva Auto Show next month. We've seen shots of the new S60's exterior, and the evolutionary changes have us wanting to get our paws on the latest bread-and-butter Volvo sedan. Now we've got a teaser video to whet our appetites further.

Volvo's latest tease shows some sort of bluetooth-headsetted secret agent tearing along in a tunnel and then zooming around in the desert. Most importantly, though, we see a few glimpses of the interior. We don't get to see much, and what we do see looks very much like what you'd expect from the Swedes – from the seats, to the pictogram HVAC controls, to the gauges – it's Volvo's signature style inside. Two more videos will be coming on February 9th and 17th, at which point we'll likely start agitating to get one in the Autoblog Garage. In the meantime, jump for the video.



[Source: Volvo]



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      ej
      • 4 Years Ago
      FWD ugh! Go back to basics, Drove VOLVOS for 45 years and when they went to FWD I went to something else. What is this BS about stalling,everyone just wishes they had the reliability of Volvo.By a JAG or BERC and see about reliability. Lease a tow truck at the same time. Looks like a Audi. There is another cause for reliability. Ha Ha
      • 4 Years Ago
      Easy when you stop movie in certain seconds you can clearly see that new s60 has indash gps same style as xc60 and the nightrider lights at the and are from the front camera in the car propably from the new pedestrians safety system. It's a pity that they give up on the moving gps screen. It was/is a wow factor in the interior :) and personally more safe to have it higher in the view range.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @jacek: Let's hope they updated the GPS software.

        @Volvo: How about outsourcing your GPS to Garmin? Please?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The bluetooth issue is being way overblown, seriously who the hell cares.

      I think that anyone that makes such a big deal out of a bluetooth headset in a car commercial is a douche, or just has too much time on their hands.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Bluetooth Handset is weird all Volvos in US at least have bluetooth standard for 2010.

      The Automatic really shouldn't surprise. In the US at least Volvo has given up on Manuals. There is only a manual avaliable in the C30, S40 and V50 now and not even all S40s and V50s can get a manual.

      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't care what others say, I love the design of this car, and I'm looking forward to it. Volvo needs more cars like this. The interior looks very well-appointed and overall, I think the commercial was nice, especially that music! But Bluetooth can bring out the douche in all of us. ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Automatic....Yuck!
      • 4 Years Ago
      did he d... i mean did he take off in the end? O.o
      • 4 Years Ago
      Funny how a pair of sunglasses, a bluetooth, leather gloves and look of pent determination on your face can make you look like a complete douche. Shame too considering it takes away from the car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeeeeeeaaaah, I'm gonna have to go ahead and AGREE with you there. Bluetooth headsets make anyone look like a douche. They definitely should have omitted it from this teaser.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's a Volvo - I wonder how many times they had to shoot it so the car wouldn't stall.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I would expect the car to be standard with Bluetooth...why would they make the driver look so ridiculous by wearing one of those hideous ear-pieces?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bring it in a Diesel to the US!
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks excellent. bmw really bit off of volvo for their latest designs.

      the leds in the dash would be covered by black electrical tape in less than a day though
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can there be any more car-ad cliches in that video?

      The desert scene with plumes of dust getting kicked-up behind the car.

      The tunnel scene with overhead lights shining off a newly polished car.

      The impossibly curvy road with a fantastic scenic view.

      The classical/opera music in the background trying to underscore tension and excitement.

      I just could not watch the whole video clip - the car looks nice, but that video clip was the stereotypical car ad.
      The only thing missing was the scantily-clad female.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's up with the KnightRider interior lights scrolling back and forth?
        • 4 Years Ago
        KIT was telling Michael that he's embarrassed to seen with a driver who wears a bluetooth.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think they're just reflected light of something behind the car. First you see it on the dash (probably on the stereo control screen up on the dash, see the XC60), then you see it in the rearview mirror. I think they're runway lights.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah weird, something with the stereo???

        The design is growing on me a little too, doesn't seem as weird as in the pictures.
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