• Feb 9th 2010 at 7:56PM
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2011 Volvo S60 – Click above for high-res image gallery

The 2011 Volvo S60 is ready for its close-up at next month's Geneva Motor Show, but before the shindig in Switzerland kicks off, Volvo has released a slew of videos showing off the automaker's newest midsizer.

Aside from some quiet B-roll and a cheesy rock soundtrack, Volvo has demonstrations of its new Pedestrian Detection and Full Auto Brake system, which can identify a pedestrian that's 31 inches or taller through the use of a front-mounted radar unit and mirror cameras. If it detects an imminent collision, the system applies the brakes and brings the S60 to a halt. The animations after the jump get into the nitty gritty, along with a shakedown of the system in Paris from the camera's point-of-view and a crash test of the S60. More details coming from Geneva in less than a month.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the looks of this car, especially the interior. I'll take one in red.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, I'm really loving the 300HP AWD also.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the outside, but the interior! I can't stand that awful single vent below the sat/nav screen and the one to the right of the screen as well--its such bad design and totally ruins the ingenuity of the floating console.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Aesthetically, the car looks awesome. My only quibble is that the back looks a lot like a Civic ...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too Bad if you're a midget, the car wont detect you!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      in the first vid, who sings the song?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Its by the Swedish band Europe although I don't know the name of the track.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Europe - Last look at Eden
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm probably not the first one to say this, but pedestrian avoidance is one of those things that shouldn't be computer assisted. People are stupid enough about driving slowly down suburban roads around parked cars that a kid could jump out from behind.

      Telling them their car will do it for them will only make them lazier, and the car can only bring you to a stop before hitting someone if you're travelling slow enough in the first place.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The first child's life it saves will make it worthwhile.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks like a Swedish Sonata. In other words, it's a good-looking car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I know I will get voted down on this, but...

      S60's side-profile is remarkably similar to the Insignia

      For a second there I thought GM bought Volvo
      • 5 Years Ago
      In my opinion, the most exciting view is from the rear of the car - more so in the concept. There are bold lines that flow from the nameplate through to the rear lamp then down to the rear fascia, intersecting the line rear fascia that flows to the body side. I’ve never seen anything like it.
      I did a comparison with the concept sketch, concept model and production version at http://bit.ly/5FghE4
      • 5 Years Ago
      The car brings up mxied feelings. I think they were mostly on the right track with Horbury. I also thought they were on the right track with XC60 by Mattin. But here I find s few things not following the right concept. The exterior looks okay except for the really-really weird color (mind U, the XC60 has a fairly bad choice of colours available compared to S40 or S80). THe interior looks really strange, only fron 3/4 views, I start to find any beauty in it, but I prefer my V70 III or an Xc60 anytime, I just dont understand why they did not follow the XC60 concepts line, which was a frin combination of the S40 II and the outgoing S60. It would have been a perfect hit. Additionally, I was strnge to be reminded when saab was sold, that Geely is still being buying it and will be announced at 8th february. Am just missing soemthing, or our "private" chinese company is just as well providing fake marketing as fake products?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow...and not in a good way. The taillights are just weird, and that lower bumper piece looks like something that came off a subaru station wagon. And the front styling...YUCK.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not a big fan of Volvo but this one looks impressive actually
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