Swedish premium automobile manufacturer, Volvo is just as known for its safe cars as for its concepts and this year the major is planning to showcase three new concept cars. One of them is Volvo Concept XC Coupe which is based on Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). The design of the Concept XC Coupe is inspired by modern sports equipment making it sleek and safe at the same time, thanks to the new architecture.
Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president design of Volvo Car Group said, “Those who love gravity sports freely seek new thrills and challenges. To ensure that they make it back in one piece, they prefer high-performance equipment that offers the ultimate sense of freedom and protection,” .
“The Volvo Concept XC Coupé is perfectly in tune with this active lifestyle. Its capability and protection is cleverly integrated into the sophisticated looks. Concept XC Coupé is ready and willing to bring you into the adventure zone and back,” he added.
This two door Concept Coupe-style crossover can seat four persons at once and is in line with the recently showcased Volvo Concept Coupe, which happens to be its sibling. But compared to the Coupe, the XC Coupe has a more upright stance, more accentuated wheel-arches, taller roofline, and it runs on larger 21 inch alloy wheels. Other exterior highlights include an extended hood and a prominent beltline that runs along the entire length of the vehicle.
Being a future concept it has to have some connection with high tech sports gadgets, and with no surprise it does. The connection is right there and evident in the design, an inspiration that comes from Swedish company POC which develops high tech protective gear for sports athletes. Making the car functional yet aesthetically pleasing Volvo has added side moldings and skid plates.
Design wise the face of the Concept XC Coupe features a new style hood unseen on any of the previous concepts, a floating-type grille, headlights featuring new T-shaped DRL light guides and signature rear lights.