DETROIT — Volvo on Monday released the first exterior photo of the Volvo S60 concept that will make its debut at the upcoming 2009 Detroit Auto Show.
"It gives a clear indication of what the all-new Volvo S60 will look like when it is introduced during 2010," Volvo said in an accompanying statement.
The darkened image shows a coupelike roof line and what Volvo describes as "new shoulder contours — a gentle double wave from the headlamps at the front to the taillamps at the rear." The automaker said the concept is inspired by "the Swedish coastline's cliffs and seas."
A second photo shows the car's cabin, which gets a floating center stack made of Orrefors crystal. "We may well see interior features in crystal-like materials in the future," said Steve Mattin, Volvo Cars' design director.
Inside Line says: In stark contrast to the conservative S80, Volvo dances on the edge of daring with the S60 concept — at least from what we can make of it at this point. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent