Apparently normal hinged doors aren't good enough for the recently unmasked Volvo S60 Concept. Make 'em open automagically, and make the rear doors translate and rotate instead of swing. That's better.
We just saw the first real images of the Volvo S60 concept set to be unveiled at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show, but we weren't prepared for the door show it puts on in this video. Instead of functioning with a hinge and swinging open as doors on cars have been doing for over a century now, this S60 Concept apparently uses a double hinge which makes the doors translate back and rotate out. Let's focus on how much this makes the car look like some form of insect ready to take flight and forget for a moment that this layout would conveniently trap passengers when the car is anything but parallel parked. [via Youtube]