Monday, January 6, 2014

2014 Volvo Concept XC Coupe

The Swedish make Volvo, now owned by Chinese automaker Geely, is preparing to renew essentially its entire range over the next few years.
First to arrive will be a new 2015 Volvo XC90 large crossover utility vehicle, but Volvo has released details of one concept and teased another--the latter of which will appear at the Detroit Auto Show.
In September, the Volvo Concept Coupe was launched to critical acclaim and has already won awards. It gave the world a first insight into Volvo Car Group’s new design direction under Senior Vice President of Design, Thomas Ingenlath.
It also showed one interpretation of how the proportions and versatility of Volvo Cars’ new Scalable Product Architecture, which will underpin all medium and large cars in the company’s future, could look.
Soon, the company will also unveil the Concept XC Coupe which is a new design study (there are said to be three) which is believed to be the basis of the second generation of the XC90, the oldest model in Volvo’s range today.
Volvo showed the Concept Coupe last year, during the Frankfurt Auto Show. That larger two-door was powered by a supercharged and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
As its name suggests, the Concept XC Coupe is a crossover with coupe-like styling. It will be presented at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and is likely to showcase styling elements destined to appear on Volvo’s future XC models like the next-generation XC60 and XC90.
While the Concept Coupe was built to showcase the proportions and versatility of the automaker’s new Scalable Platform Architecture, the latest Concept XC Coupe is said to showcase how Volvo’s famous safety technology as well as a lifestyle focus could be integrated into the new architecture.
More details will be revealed as we approach the 2014 Detroit Auto Show’s January 13 opening day.