Volvo S60: Volvo takes on BMW - Introduction
Not that the usual Volvo emphasis on safety has been abandoned to make way. The S60 is arguably one of the safest cars ever – maybe the safest, if you're a pedestrian.
On top of all the safety stuff we expect from Volvo, it pioneers a feature that, within limitations, makes it impossible to mow down jaywalkers and stops low-speed nose-to-tail shunts. It's called ‘pedestrian detection with automatic braking' (see Pedestrians: it will see them coming), and Volvo believes it's a world first.
Expect the car to go on sale in the UK in July, starting around £21,000. Meantime, read on to get under the skin of the new S60.