Following on on the heels of the Concept Coupe that was revealed at the
2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the SUV concept is will debut at next week’s
Detroit Motor Show. It’s the second in a series of three concepts that
demonstrate the versatility of Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture
Despite its relatively low-slung stance, three-door, four-seater
layout plus dimensions that roughly match the XC60’s, the Concept XC
Coupé is in fact a big clue as to how the new XC90 will look when it debuts at the Paris Motor Show in September.
Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo design vice president, explained: “It brings
us a bit closer to the all-new XC90. But it goes without saying that a
three-row seven-seater will have a larger and fuller look than this
four-seater. The Concept XC Coupé is more of a Cross Country version of a
sleek sports wagon.”
Significant styling cues are everywhere, including the floating
grille, T-shaped LED elements in the headlights and a unique rear light
signature. To give a classic SUV look, chunky side sills, 21-inch wheels
and skid plates have been added at the front and rear.
Volvo has yet to release interior pictures, but we already know the
XC90 will use an iPad-sized central touchscreen and feature an
Android-based Sensus Connected Touch infotainment system that’ll let you
download apps straight to the car.
It should also be one of the safest models on the road, with a system
that steers you away from barriers, an autobrake function that detects
pedestrians in the dark and the ability to follow the car in front
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