Volvo XC90, due at the end of the year, has been previewed by the Concept XC Coupé, show today for first time at the Detroit motor show.
The Concept XC Coupé follows last year’s Concept Coupé
as the second of three concept cars penned by Volvo design chief Thomas
Ingenlath. Each concept has been designed to preview Volvo’s new look
and highlight the flexibility of the firm’s new SPA platform, which will
be rolled out first on the XC90 and ultimately on all Volvos larger
than the V40.
Ingenlath says the two-door, four-seat Detroit concept, “brings us a bit closer” to the new XC90.
it goes without saying that a three-row seven-seater will have a larger
and fuller look than this four-seater,” Ingenlath added, comparing the
Concept XC Coupe to an Allroad-style version of a sports estate.
Ingenlath’s words, it is relatively easy to imagine a larger and fuller
version of the Concept XC Coupé in order to arrive at the look of the
new XC90. Indeed, Volvo has already previewed the front end of the new
XC90 in a teaser image and its links to the Concept XC Coupé are clear.
says the Concept XC Coupé has been inspired by the design of modern
sports equipment and is pitched at people with active lifestyles. This
is reflected in the way the two rear seats fold flat to store sports
equipment, as well as with the concept’s roof box and with the materials
used for the body cladding and trim.
The Concept XC Coupe shows
off the versatility of the SPA platform, the architecture previously
being used on the sleek two-door Concept Coupe. Larger 21in alloys are
fitted to the concept, as are flared wheel arches, a taller roofline, a
longer bonnet and more prominent beltline.
Thanks to: Autocar