Cool Gauges - 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volvo XC60 Long-Term Road Test

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2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD: Cool Gauges

October 13, 2009

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Yesterday I posted about my enjoyable weekend in our new long-term 2010 Volvo XC60. Well, now I'd like to point out one of my favorite details on the Volvo.

Notice how its gauges, which are simplistically beautiful in their own right, are front lit. This is unusual. Only the hash marks around the dials are back lit. The rest of the illumination is being thown from the front.

Benz used to do this in the late eighties and early nineties on all of its cars including the W124 E-Class (the 1992-1994 500E/E500 is an all-time favorite of mine). And as far as I know, Volvo is the only car company to be doing it now.

I like it. Good for you Volvo. Dare to be different.

Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief @ 5,761 miles

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