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– 2006 Detroit motor Show‘da haberi verilen – 2007 yılında Detroit motor Show‘da konsept modeli tanıtılan Ford’un Kinetik tasarım anlayışını Ford Iosis concepts ile başlayan çizgilerin devam ettiğini, 2008 Geneva Motor Show‘da görücüye çıkacak olan Volvo XC60 CUV modeli, diğer Volvo modelleri gibi yakışıklı dursada (İskandinav Tasarım Anlayışı) Volvo markası bir türlü büyük satış rakamı yakalayamıyor.Avrupa için, Turboşarjlı 3Lt V6 285HP ve 2.4Lt turbo dizel 163Hp ve 185Hp motor seçenekleri düşünülüyor.

– Volvo XC 60 modeli, Acura RDX, BMW X3, yeni çıkacak Ford Kuga, Volkswagen Tiguan ve benzer sınıfta bulunan diğer modeller ile rekabet edecek. Bu nedenle çıkış tarihini yeni çıkacak benzer sınıftaki araçlardan daha sonraya erteleme kararı almışlar. S80‘de kullanılan 3.2Lt V6 motor kullanılacak olan XC60’da, 5 silindirli motorda başka bir şeçenek olabilir ama kullanıcılar önden çekişli ve 4 tekerlekten çekişli seçeneği istemeleri nedeniyle bu motor seçeneği eleniyor.


Volvo reveals first photos of the new XC60
– the safest and most sensual Volvo ever

February 20, 2008 (Irvine, CA) – Volvo has released the first photos of one of this year’s most anticipated new car launches – the all-new 2009 Volvo XC60. “This is not only the safest Volvo ever – it’s also the most stunning,” says Volvo Cars President and CEO Fredrik Arp. The new XC60 makes its world premier at the Geneva Motor Show on March 4. The first cars will reach dealers in Europe in fall 2008 with the U.S. launch following shortly thereafter; the first quarter of 2009.

Volvos’ new XC60 crossover steps boldly into what is the motoring world’s toughest and fastest-growing segment – the “Small Premium Utility.” It blends a dynamic mix of two styles. Down below, the unmistakeable, immensely capable XC pumps its muscles. Up top, the daring lines create the elegant, sporty charisma of a coupe.

“This car is charged with more emotive form and more energy than any other Volvo,” says Volvo Cars Design Director Steve Mattin. “We’re elevating our design DNA to an entirely new level by literally turning up the visual volume. If you say that you’d recognise a Volvo from 300 feet away today, I dare say the XC60 radiates a clear Volvo presence from at least twice that distance.”

A variety of intelligent safety systems are another important part of the XC60’s special character. The big news is City Safety – a unique system that can help the driver avoid or reduce the effects of the type of low-speed impacts that are common in city traffic. If the car is about to drive into the vehicle in front and the driver does not react, the car automatically applies the brakes.

“Volvo is the first in the world to offer this type of feature as standard,” says Arp. “City Safety clearly signals that the new XC60 is the safest car Volvo has ever produced. The car is packed with our accumulated safety know-how and technology, both when it comes to preventing accidents and protecting all the occupants in a collision.”

The XC60 targets a group of customers who impose high demands on design, brand integrity and high-tech content in its choice of lifestyle products. “One might say that this could be the C30 owner’s next car,” says Arp. “It’s as sporty and exciting, but more capable. With the XC60, we’re widening our model range to attract even more customers with an active urban lifestyle.”

The new XC60 will be launched in the US with a single engine: the powerful turbocharged T6, which produces 281 horsepower. All Wheel Drive (AWD) with Instant Traction is fitted as standard.

Europe and North America sales targets
The global sales target for the new XC60 is 50,000 units per year. The five largest markets during the peak year 2010 are expected to be the USA (15,000 – 20,000 units annually), Germany, Great Britain, Russia and China.

The Volvo XC60 will be built at the Volvo Cars factory in Ghent, Belgium. Sales will start in Europe during the fall of 2008, while sales in North America are targeted to begin in early 2009.

– İlk resmi açıklama Şubat ayında geldi. Bu açıklamada aracın temiz bir tasarıma sahip olduğu – herkes tarafından beğenileceği söylemişler. Amerika pazarı için ise Turboşarjlı 281Hp gücünde sürekli 4 çeker sisteme sahip T6 motoru standart sunacaklar. Volvo’nun en çok güvendiği donanımı güvenlik ekipmanlarıdır. şehirli bir araç ürettiklerini ve araçta tüm güvenlik donanımının bulunduğunu anlatmışlar.

– 2007 yılında Detroit Motor Show’da yayınlanan basın bülteninde Aracın basına tanıtımından, tasarımının inceliklerinden ve bu tasarımın gelecekteki Volvo Tasarım anlayışının ilk adımları olduğundan, otomobili geliştirirken elit malzemelerin seçildiği, ince koltukların dizayn edildiği, beyaz ağırlı bir iç mekanın yaratıldığından bahsedilmiş. Ön ızgaradan başlarsak büyük Volvo logosu – geniş hava giriş ızgarası – 20 inçlik tekerlekler – arkaya doğru yükselen çizgi ve farklı tavan yapısıyla bir yüksek araçtan çok spor araca benzediği. İç mekanda ise ön konsolun hemen altında eşya gözü- konsolun normalda görünmez olduğu ama açık konuma getirildiğinde tüm tuşların görünür olduğu anlatılmış. Koltukların ince bir tasarıma sahip olduğu bunun hemen ergonomik hem iç mekanın daha ferah ve geniş tutulmasını sağladı ve en önemlisi ise sürücü bu koltuklarla aracın her noktasını görebildiği özellikle arka koltukların kafalıklarının şeffaf tasarlanmasının asıl nedenide bu.


The XC60 Concept

A glimpse of the next Volvo XC – and of the future of Volvo’s design language

Irvine, CA (December 14, 2006) – Volvo Car Corporation today released the first official images of the XC60 Concept that will be unveiled at the upcoming North American International Auto Show. Scheduled to be shown to the world January 7, 2007, the XC60 Concept looks towards Volvo’s future on two significant fronts: it offers the world a sneak preview of the next XC model to come from Volvo Cars and it reveals several design elements that will be part of future Volvos.

Volvo Cars Design Director Steve Mattin and his team have designed the XC60 Concept while keeping their eyes firmly focused on one clear goal. “In recent years we have successfully emphasized the Scandinavian characteristics that base prestige on timeless, functional elegance. Now we’re elevating our design DNA to an entirely new level by literally pumping up our cars’ visual volume,” says Mattin. “With more expressive, emotive shapes, it will be a magnet for the viewer’s eyes. If a Volvo is recognizable from 100 feet away today, I want to get to the point where you will instantly spot it from twice that distance in the future.”

From the design viewpoint, the XC60 Concept is a daring, emotionally charged creation. The concept car, resplendent in a dashing Tin Bronze livery, combines two distinct vehicle designs. “Down below, the unmistakable and capable XC muscles pump up the vehicle, giving it a purposeful stance with high ground clearance on large wheels. Above the waistline, the dashing lines trace the profile and sporty charisma of an elegant, sexy coupe,” noted Mattin.

Enlarged iron mark in the grille
The classic Volvo iron mark was reintroduced on Volvo’s cars almost two years ago and makes its boldest design statement yet on the XC60 Concept. Embedded in the trapezoidal grille, the large iron mark provides a distinctive signal that the future has arrived. The new angled positioning lights on both sides of the grille are also part of the DNA of Volvo’s next-generation design language. Along with the headlamps and the sweeping front fenders, they radiate an aggressive stance that also emphasizes the hood’s classical V-shape.

The skid-plates front and rear are integrated to give an elegant yet distinct signal that this is primarily a crossover with pronounced on-road properties. The sculpted, emotive shapes that are such an important part of Steve Mattin’s design direction in the future become particularly pronounced when the XC60 Concept is viewed from the side. With imposing 20-inch wheels, accentuated wheel housings and aluminum scuff-plates, the muscular XC feel is emphasized in the lower half of the car, while the windows’ sleek profile and the dramatic roofline give the upper portion of the vehicle a sporty coupe-like appearance.

New tailgate design
“At the rear, the expressive, sculptured shapes provide additional hints of the direction our design DNA is set to take. The contours of the tall tail lamps highlight the muscular shoulders and the tailgate’s trapezoidal shape is a further development of the glass tailgate in the Volvo C30,” explains Mattin. The tailgate design features another ingenious innovation: the lower portion moves out and up over the upper section. This creates a sufficient opening for small items without requiring the entire tailgate to be opened. Of course, the tailgate can also be fully opened. The third alternative is to only open the upper section.

Another exciting solution is the dark panel in the lower part of the tailgate. Viewed from inside, it becomes transparent to improve the driver’s ability to see the area behind the car. The roof is also transparent, with dark-tinted glass attached on top of a Y-shaped bearing structure. At the rear, the Volvo name on the tailgate features more pronounced lettering with wider spacing than before. This too is a new feature that will be echoed throughout the model range to boost the brand’s image.

Elegant, high-tech interior
The XC60 Concept has an interior design that is as daring as the exterior. This applies particularly to the instrument panel and floating center stack and the slim, visually floating front and rear seats. The interior is dominated by the elegant combination of saddle leather and aluminum. The upper section of the passenger compartment is typically Scandinavian light, while the lower portion has a contrasting dark, espresso brown shade. Mattin’s team also paid a lot of attention to the XC60 Concept’s interior lighting appointments, creating a passenger compartment that seamlessly incorporates functional areas of light and a pleasant ambience – mood lighting that emphasizes the modern atmosphere inside the XC60 Concept.
Instrument pod with wings

The main instrument pod resembles a bumble-bee with a round analogue speedometer as the “body” in the middle flanked by two digital “wings” featuring display screens for other information. The instrument panel and the new steering wheel harmonize with the iconic floating center stack, which is angled towards the driver. It is even slimmer than what is found in today’s production models, freeing up additional storage space behind the console.
“The white iPod-inspired surface is almost like a smooth wall of snow, surrounded by a metal frame that emphasizes the asymmetrical shape. Buttons and controls are entirely integrated into the surface and the “invisible” screen for information and navigation appears only when it is switched on, starting up with a spectacular pulsating sequence. The screen image is back projected, which makes the center stack one of the innovative highlights of the interior,” said Mattin. The four rotary controls also come to life through the start-up sequence. All other buttons are touch sensitive.

The unique gear selector takes the form of a slide control, similar to the controls found on the mixer-table of light and sound technicians. The doors’ control panels are also identical to the center stack.

Slim seats
Volvo Cars is world-renowned for its extremely comfortable and ergonomically designed seats. In the XC60 Concept, they are refined even further with slim, asymmetrical lines that provide added comfort, particularly when climbing in and out of the vehicle. The light-colored seats appear to float above the dark floor. All the seats have fully integrated seat belts. The head restraints and backrests, in both the front and rear seats, feature a pony-tail slot. This feature was introduced a couple of years ago in the Volvo YCC (Your Concept Car), and in the XC60 Concept it has been extended all the way down the back to provide enhanced ventilation and improved rearward vision. The slots also feature integrated ambient lighting.

“By turning his head, the driver can see all the way through his or her own seat, through the rear seat’s backrest and through the transparent panel at the lower corner of the tailgate. This promotes added safety in a car type whose height may otherwise limit rearward vision,” explained Mattin. The pony tail slots in the rear backrests feature the same type of attachment points as in the luggage compartment floor. This permits a whole variety of possibilities for using accessories or securing different types of loads. In addition, there is storage space for a specially designed XC60 Concept luggage set under the rear seats, conveniently accessible via the rear doors

A glimpse into Volvo’s future
“The XC60 features a number of innovations that indicate how our cars will look in a few years time. The idea of a Volvo being boxy is behind us. Instead, we will make our Scandinavian design heritage more emotional and radiant by adding sculptured, exciting shapes and new, innovative features,” noted Mattin.

– Şu ana kadar yazdıkların bu aracın günümüze kadar ne kadar bilginin firma tarafından sunulduğu ve firmanın hedeflerini içeriyordu. Şimdi ise Sürüş testleri yapılan ve casus fotoğrafları çekilen araçta çıkış yılının 2009 ‘a ertelendiği nedeni ise yeniden tasarlanan BMW X3 ve yeni tasarlanan Mercedes Freeside ve Land Rover LR2‘yide bekledikleri söyleniyor. Casus fotolardan anlaşıldığı kadarıyla aracta kapı tutamakları değişmiş, tavan biraz yükseltilmiş, aracın genel çizgisi korunmuş ve ön far grubunda çok az değişikliğe gidilmiş. Bu aracın potansiyel müşterileri S40 ve C30 müşterileri olacağını, 50000 adet araç satmayı düşündükleri ve bu sayının 2010 yılı içersinde 15000-20000 arasını Amerikada satmak, geri kalanın ise Almanya-İngiltere-Rusya ve Çin pazarında satmak istediklerini belirtmişler. 2008 Mart ayında Geneva Motor Show’da güncel versiyonunun tanıtılarak 2009 yıl sonunda Avrupa’da (İngiltere pazarına 2009 Ekim ayında girmesi düşünülüyor), 2010 yılında ise Amerika pazarında satışa sunulacak. Genel olarak Volvo markasının güncel beğenilirlik derecesine bakarsak bu yeni aracın bu firmaya ne gibi kazançları olacağını yakın zamanda göreceğiz.

Volvo Dizayn Şefi Steve Mattin aracını tanıtıyor:

İlk Vidyosu:

XC (Cross Country) (Şehir koşucusu)
Volvo XC60: Codenamed Y278
* 2007 Yılında BioEtanol Avruğa pazarında bulunan bir ürün. Bu yakıtla çalışan araçlar Avrupanın belli ülkelerinden satılmakta. (İsviçre – Fransa – Norveç – Hollanda – İspanya – İngiltere – İrlanda – Belçika – Avusturya – İskoçya) Volv’da bu plana uyarak 7000bin adet bu motorla donatılmış araç satmak hedefinde.

Motor Seçenekleri: (Tahminen)
3.2lt v6 benzinli T6 281HP (Kesin – Amerikan Pazarı için)
2.5lt 5 silindirli T5 benzinli (Tahminen)
2.2lt 4 silindirli dizel (Tahminen)
2.4Lt Euro5 Dizel motor (163Hp Önden çekişli – 2009 yılında devreye girecek) (Kesin)
D5 dizel motor 163Hp ve 185Hp (Kesin)

ve son olarak:
3.2Lt 6 silindirli BioEtanol(Volvodaki adı FlexiFuel) motor (Güç: 265Hp – Tork: 251 lb-ft (340 Nm) – 0-100km/h Hızlanması 8.2sn – yakıt Tüketimi: 19.2 mpg (12.3 litre/100 km)(Benzinli motora oranla %40 yakıt tüketimi az) – Emisyon Değeri: CO2 salınımı %80 oranında daha az – Performans açısından benzinli motordan hiçbir farkı bulunmuyor – Yakıtı: E85 (%85 bio ethanol, %15 benzin))


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