Volvo Concept XC Coupé

Concept Cars 8 Jan 2014
Volvo Concept XC Coupé

Volvo has revealed the first images and details on the Concept XC Coupé, the two-door, four-seat vehicle targeted to customers with an active lifestyle and inspired by modern sports equipment.


Following the first preview published on last December, Volvo has now released new images and details on the Concept XC Coupé, that will be officially unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show.

Volvo Concept XC Coupe

The design study follows the Concept Coupe and is the second concept in a series of three designed to demonstrate “vital elements of the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA): the confident stance, the proportions and the most prominent design signatures.”

Volvo Concept XC Coupe

After the Coupé, Volvo designer have applied the new design philosophy to a compact two-door crossover  body layout that also combines elements of a shooting brake and those of a hatch.

Volvo Concept XC Coupe

As a result, the XC Coupé pays tribute to Volvo’s longtime history of compact hatches: from the 1961 P1800, to the 480 (1986-1995) and the recent C30 (2006-2013).

At the same time, the higher ground clearance, the large 21-inch wheels, accentuated wheel-arches and a number of XC-inspired details define the crossover nature of the concept.

Volvo Concept Coupe and Concept XC Coupe - Design Sketches

Volvo Concept XC CoupeThe Volvo Concept XC Coupe also shows a strong connection with its sibling, the Concept Coupé, with which it shares the overall surface treatment, including the crease lines that define the muscular shoulders, the distinctive headlights and tail lights, the flush surfaces of the rear end and the original interplay of surfaces in the door handle area.

This latest feature is also used on the crease lines running along the hood.

The face of the Volvo Concept XC Coupe is characterised by the ‘floating’ grille, flanked by headlights featuring new T-shaped DRL light guides.

The rear light signature is also a distinctive element in the new design direction of Volvo Cars.

The extended distance between the dashboard and the front axle is another important visual element.

The  stance is emphasized by details such as the new hood and a beltline that spans an elegant bow along the whole car.

Volvo Concept XC Coupe

The inspiration from the recently established co-operation with the Swedish company POC – developers of high-tech protective gear for gravity sports athletes – is highly present in the concept car.

Volvo Concept XC Coupe - Front end detail Volvo Concept XC Coupe - Pipe exhaust detail

Traditional SUV elements include side mouldings and skid plates, integrated in the sleek design, flush with the surrounding body areas.

“Several orange details and exterior graphics in combination with a bold use of matte rubber mouldings, which cover the rear end of the car, add to the highly functional expression in the design.” says Thomas Ingenlath.

Volvo Concept XC Coupe - Interior Layout Rendering

Volvo Concept XC Coupe - Interior Layout Rendering

“Both concept cars show how we can shape our cars from now on. We add emotional value to the Volvo brand with the calm, confident beauty that is the hallmark of Scandinavian design,” says Thomas Ingenlath.

(Source: Volvo)

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  1. mdwali
    8/1/2014

    Want to work with your team..

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