Volvo is slowly gaining traction in the highly competitive automotive industry. While the company has been making vehicles for a long time, they are going to compete against big brands with the next S60 luxury sedan.
The car is scheduled for an official launch in 2017 or 2018. While it is a good year to go before the car would make its way to the dealership stores, it is tough to not get excited about this hyped vehicle at the moment. Volvo is putting its best foot forward by introducing a wide range of new features in the sedan. It includes a huge 9.3-inch touchscreen display to seamlessly control the infotainment system as well as the touted semi-autonomous technology.
Creating a car with autonomous technology is a tough call due to legal restrictions and other issues. This has pushed most automobile manufacturers towards creating a system that is reliant on the driver and asks them to be in touch with the wheel at all times, even though the car is more than capable of helping them cover hundreds of miles with ease.
Launched in the year 2011, Volvo S60 was a surprise hit and earned a good reputation among the people. After a long gap, a revamped version of the car is coming. There will be the huge display, as mentioned earlier, powered by the Sensus Infotainment system. The touch screen display will support touch and motion sensors, but at the same time, there are physical buttons mounted on the bottom for easy access.
The next interesting aspect is the semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system. It allows the car to automatically increase its speed or slow down. The change will be restricted to the 80 miles per hour mark to ensure the safety of the driver. When travelling in a speed higher than that, you will be in total charge of the car.
Volvo is working towards the Vision 2020 concept which is expected to be perfected before the year 2020. Autonomous technology is the biggest goal that Volvo and everyone else wants to achieve within the next four years. The S60 is set to be powered by 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which delivers 250 horsepower. A plug-in hybrid version and a conventional gasoline model is said to roll out to buyers when the car officially gets launched in 2017. More details should be out in the next auto expo which is not far away; it’s in March.