Volvo has unveiled the first image of the S60 Concept which gives a clear indication of what its new mid-range saloon will look like when it arrives in 2010. The car is to be unveiled in January 2009 at the Detroit Motor Show and has a coupe-like roofline. It has far more sloping front lights than we are used to and overall is a sleeker design than current models.
'The inspiration comes from the Swedish coastline's cliffs and seas,' explains Volvo Cars' design director, Steve Mattin. 'The concept car's exterior gives a clear indication of what customers can expect of the all-new S60. On the inside we've been even more daring there the focus has been on creating a vision of the future.'
Among the interior features is a floating centre stack made of hand-crafted Orrefors crystal. In a concept car the aim is to give your imagination a free rein and our iconic super-slim centre stack was the perfect object. Using pure crystal is a thrilling experiment. We may well see interior features in crystal-like materials in the future, added Mattin.