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New Volvo XC60 with the autopilot is expected in Russia

All-new Volvo XC60 2018

All-new Volvo XC60 of the second generation will be presented at Geneva motorshow on March 7, 2017. The SUV is equipped with advanced safety systems that have been implemented in the Volvo S90, including technology detecting obstacles, lane control, and Pilot Assist – semi-autonomous driving feature.

Volvo XC60 – is a mid-size crossover. The current (first) generation is on sale since 2008. In 2014, it took interim face-lift. During the presence of models on the market global sales of the XC60 crossed the mark of 935’000 cars. The car is available with petrol (245, 306 hp) and diesel (150-220 hp) engines paired with 6- and 8-speed automatic transmissions. Prices are from 2’468’000 RUR.

The new safety features are designed to protect the driver in difficult situations on the road. As explained Malin Ekholm, Senior Director, Volvo Cars’ Safety Centre, “Our vision is that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by the year 2020… We have been working with collision avoidance systems for many years and we can see how effective they are. In Sweden alone we have seen a decline of around 45% in rear-end frontal crashes thanks to our collision warning with autobrake system”.

The updated City Safety system, which includes all of these technologies have become more intelligent. If automatic braking alone would not help avoid a potential collision. In such circumstances, the car will provide steering assistance to avoid the obstacle ahead. If driver has unwittingly wandered out of a driving lane, the system provides automatic steering assistance, guiding him back into his own lane.

“All three of these new features represent clear steps in our work towards fully autonomous cars,” said Malin Ekholm.

Russian sales of the new premium crossover Volvo XC60 will begin no later than the first quarter of 2018 year. It remains to wait till March 7, when more details will be announced.

All-new Volvo XC60 2018
All-new Volvo XC60 2018

Sources: Volvo Car Russia, Volvo Car