Volvo is preparing to officially reveal the all-new XC60 on March 7, at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The mid-size premium crossover will be shown for the first time globally on the Volvo stand.
Being a Volvo, the new XC60 will get loads of safety features previously unheard of in the mid-size crossover segment. In fact, the crossover will get three new driver-assistance features, potentially making it one of the safest cars on the road.
Delving into the details, the new safety features are designed to provide the driver with automatic steering assistance or support when required, to help avoid potential collisions. According to Volvo, in Sweden there has been a decline of around 45 per cent in rear-end frontal crashes thanks to the brand’s Collision Warning with Autobrake system. With the XC60 the brand is determined to take the next step in reducing avoidable collisions, with the addition of steering support and assistance systems
Volvo has also added a system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation, which helps drivers to avoid collisions with vehicles in an oncoming lane. The system works by alerting a driver who has unwittingly wandered out of a lane by providing automatic steering assistance, guiding them back into their own lane and out of the path of any oncoming vehicle. This system is active between 60-140 kmph. The XC60 will deliver a host of high-end safety systems, just like its larger 90 series siblings, including Large Animal Detection, Run-off Road Mitigation and the semi-autonomous driver support as an option.
Going by the new XC90 and the S90, one can expect the upcoming XC60 to have a striking exterior look and minimalistic yet classy interiors with plenty of features and comfort.