Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Here’s Volvo’s New SUV, The Car That "Will Decide The Company’s Fate"
Via Business Insider: Today Volvo Cars unveiled its new SUV, the XC60, in Geneva Motor Show. The new beast will be replacing a previous bestseller the same name, and according to expert Håkan Matson at Di, it needs to become at least as big a success as its predecessor, adding that the new model is ”completely decisive for the company's future”. ”It's the perfect car for an active lifestyle, and it makes up the next step in our transition plan", adds the comany's executive chairnman Håkan Samuelsson in a press release. ”The XC60 is characterized by a genuinely Scandinavian experience", adds Volvo's Chief Designer Thomas Ingenlath. Volvo Cars's new safety goal is that nobody should be killed in a Volvo in 2020. Hence the XC60's safety features are a major USP; the City Safety-system has been developed, and the car also features the Oncoming Lane Mitigation-function, which will reduce damage in full frontal impact. Production is expected to begin in mid-April, and the XC60 will be available both as a plug-in-hybrid, diesel- and petrol car – the price tag, however, is not yet official.