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Volvo Preparing "Naughty" S60 for Geneva Show

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Once a maker of some of the most boring to drive and mundane-looking bricks on wheels cars in the industry, Volvo has managed to turn up some pretty interesting proposals over the past few years - no thanks to FoMoCo's involvement.

Their latest and most likely last vehicle to be developed under the "loving" arms of Ford before the Swedish company falls into the hands of China's Geely Motors, is the all-new Volvo S60 sedan that will premiere at the Geneva Salon on March 2.

That we already knew. What we didn't know is that Volvo may surprise us with a sporty version(s) of the S60 as this blurred teaser image and a series of videos titled "Naught Volvos Are Coming" suggest.

Could it be that the Swedes are preparing the return of the 'R' series with a hotted up version of the 2011 S60 sedan?

That we'll have to wait until the opening of the Geneva Motor Show to find out, but we wouldn't be surprised if all this "naughty" promo-talk ends up being just another aero package of the same kind as Audi's S-Line or BMW's M Sport Packs.

Hat tip to 'Coco' for the photo and tip!






18 Comments:

Anonymous said... »February 27, 2010

Looks hot! Doesn't look like a sportpackage but as a real R. Hope so anyway!

Anonymous said... »February 27, 2010

God I hope they do a proper R again.

I love the old 850 T5R/R and the recent S60R was a reasonable effort.

I think with the previous R being more than just a cosmetic sports pack that it'll be a proper hot version.

I hope it's a rear wheel biased AWD with the V8. I know, I know, I'm dreaming but I'm hoping that at a minimum it's the 3.2 litre.

Come on Volvo, BRING IT ON!!!



....Volvo.....they're boxy, but they're good.

Anonymous said... »February 27, 2010

who cares. until they fix the suspension so it doesn't feel like you're driving a bus, a souped up engine and brakes won't help.

Anonymous said... »February 27, 2010

boxy, dude? take a closer look!

sexy!

Anonymous said... »February 27, 2010

The 3.2 engine has no sportiness whatsoever. It's a capable, dull family hauler without the characteristic Volvo turbo.

PS The line "Volvo...they're boxy, but they're good" is from the movie Crazy People. Same movie that brought you the line "Jaguar...the car for men who want handjobs from beautiful women."

Anonymous said... »February 27, 2010

GREAT!!!

Anonymous said... »February 28, 2010

With the proper tuning I'm sure the 3.2 could be fun.

Top marks for knowing the quote.

Anonymous said... »February 28, 2010

This is just awesome! I am a big fan of Volvo and this is a good step forward. GOOD JOB VOLVO!

Anonymous said... »February 28, 2010

Good for Volvo. But Ford, please don't sell the brand to the Chinese!

Michael said... »February 28, 2010

Looks like Volvo has woken up and pumped some life into the portfolio. This is a great sign!

Anonymous said... »February 28, 2010

finally - a hot volvo is back. dropping the R was a mistake, but it looks like they're making up for lost time.

Anonymous said... »February 28, 2010

Looks like it came from Opel. Now those are great handling cars.

Anonymous said... »February 28, 2010

this is good, volvos should be fast and sexy

Anonymous said... »February 28, 2010

Please, please be a true "R" and not a bloody "R-Design"!

Anonymous said... »February 28, 2010

Is the Chinese cat an immigrant waving good-bye or a native waving hello?

Anonymous said... »February 28, 2010

Sounds like it'll be the T6!

Anonymous said... »February 28, 2010

The second ad showing the Chinese cat...serves to remind us that Geely will be taking over Volvo cars very soon...

Anonymous said... »March 02, 2010

Chinese Volvo? Do not think so.
This is the real Swedish car.
I like Volvo again (like P1800, 260, 850).
Good job.

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