Photo Gallery: Volvo at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show
Jan 14, 2011 - 10:22:58 AM
Another edition of the Detroit Auto Show media days has come and gone, and as usual, we've provided you with seriously large gallery of the goings-on in the Volvo booth. No, this wasn't the most thrilling North American International Auto show from a Volvo perspective (or as a whole, really) but that doesn't mean it wasn't still a good show.
First of all, the S60 R-design is continuing its tour of the world with a stop in Detroit and we have to say we're still pretty impressed by how that car turned out. It looks good, and there are even now some rumblings of a power boost that might soon become part if the package. Parking the car alongside an XC60 R-design on the booth made us imagine how good the two would look together in our garage.
The main focus of the show, however, was a follow-up to last year's debut of the C30 electric car that's now in extremely limited production. To show that technology advancement at Volvo will never happen without an equal advancement in safety, the company displayed a crash-tested C30 BEV front-and-center on the show floor and it did indeed avoid spilling hazardous battery juices the whole time. We'll dive deeper into that next week with an interview of Lennart Stegland, head of EV development. For now, just enjoy the photos.