Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |  Volvo XC60 Concept - Sneak Preview
Subscribe to the Free

Volvo XC60 Concept - Sneak Preview

Dec 20, 2006
0612_EC_01_Z+Volvo_XC60+front_side Photo 1/4   |   Volvo XC60 Concept - Sneak Preview

Volvo recently released photos of the new XC60 Concept, a car they intend to produce in 2009 to compete in the growing "premium utility vehicle" market. Designed to be the next stage for a Volvo buyer after the C30, it combines all the sporty nature of the C30 with added practicality. The new XC60 Concept will make its public debut at the Detroit auto show and a production version is scheduled for 2009.

In typical Volvo fashion, safety is the main focus of this vehicle. A new automatic braking feature allows the vehicle to anticipate high-braking level situations and pre charge the brake system before the driver uses them, and even to apply the brakes in situations when the car determines a collision is imminent.

Volvo has targeted this car not at a particular age group, but instead a target lifestyle. They are looking for customers who have grown-up with technology and now expect it in everything they use. Volvo intends to become the leader in the techno-savvy market with new advancements as well as catering to current styles and trends. The XC60 will continue Volvo's recent movement into designing cars that speak to young stylish individuals who want a car that fits into their lifestyle as a complete package.

You can expect the production version of the XC60 to be very similar to concept version they are showing. The XC60 will fit in Volvo's current SUV line-up nicely, rounding out the current XC70 and XC90 line-up.

Michael Febbo
125 Articles



Alright, you know the drill: new car is introduced and immediately it’s regarded as the worst design of all time, a product of car X and car Y creating an unwanted baby, and, of course, the always popular, “they should have asked me to design it.” It’s expected in modern times, especially with social media’s
RodrezApr 16, 2021
If there’s a Bentley Continental hovering around your neighborhood, chances are it accelerates only rapidly enough to jump in front of the next guy on its way to Starbucks for that $8 latte. It probably doesn’t have any intention of attacking the clock at a weekend track day, and certainly doesn’t aspire to climb a
RodrezApr 15, 2021
Nothing makes Super Street fans angrier than a prototype or rendering and up until now, that’s all we could offer regarding the 11th gen. Honda Civic. The burnt orange Civic sedan prototype that we talked about in November of last year signified a new direction for Honda who, at least in the enthusiast market, spent
RodrezApr 15, 2021
You don’t find many older Hondas in the sort of condition that this 1985 Civic 1500S was found in and, if you do, and you’re immediately hit with throwback vibes and rich memories of piloting the same sort of chassis during “spirited driving encounters” on the streets 30-or-so years prior, then you don’t let it
RodrezApr 15, 2021
That a Suzuki Samurai is being featured by Super Street shouldn’t come as a complete shock to some of our long-time fans who know we love capturing something unique. Sure, it’s not a common occurrence and in fact, I can’t recall ever having featured one in the past, but this example, owned and built by
RodrezApr 9, 2021
Sponsored Links