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A concept for the Volvo XC60, Volvo’s competitor for the future Audi Q5, Merc GLK, Volkswagen Tiguan and other small crossover SUVs like the BMW X3 will be shown to the public next month at Detroit 2006. As part of the Ford group, the Volvo XC60 will be based off the Ford EUCD platform (Land Rover LR2/Freelander, Volvo S80, future Volvo S40/V50), which is in turn loosely based on Ford’s C1 platform (current Volvo C30/S40/V50/C70, Mazda3).

While remaining mostly Volvo-like on the exterior, the interior features a futuristic look including a floating center console which looks like all data is displayed using OLEDs, and controls are touch sensitive. Even shifting the automatic gearbox is via touch sensitive buttons on the floating center console, as you can see from photos.

More photos after the jump.

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