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Volvo Concept XC Coupe

Inspired by the design of modern sports equipment and demonstrating the safety capabilities of Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture, it is a sophisticated and capable car for people with an active lifestyle.

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

“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,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design of Volvo Car Group.

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

The two-door, four-seater Volvo Concept XC Coupé has a strong connection with its sibling, the Volvo Concept Coupé. However, the larger 21-inch wheels, the more accentuated wheel-arches and the taller roofline all contribute to a more robust impression and a fuller, capable look.

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

The extended distance between the dashboard and the front axle is still a very powerful visual element. The capable stance is emphasised by details such as the new bonnet and a beltline that spans an elegant bow along the length of the car.

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

The connection with modern, high-tech sports gear is highly present in the concept car. Among the sources of inspiration for the design team is the Swedish company POC, which develops high-tech protective gear for gravity sports athletes. “Several orange details and exterior graphics in combination with bold use of matte rubber mouldings, which cover the rear end of the car, add to the highly functional expression of the design,” says Thomas Ingenlath.

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

To strike the right balance between aesthetics and functionality, the design team has also given traditional SUV elements, such as side mouldings and skid plates, a modern interpretation. They are more integrated into the sleek design, flush with the surrounding body areas.

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

Volvo Cars paved the way for a completely new segment by introducing the V70 Cross Country in 1997. The range has been continuously developed and extended since then. Presently, it spans from the Volvo V40 Cross Country, via the XC60 and XC70, to the XC90. “With the Volvo Concept XC Coupé, we take this unique blend of capable ruggedness and expressive elegance up to a new, sportier attitude,” says Thomas Ingenlath.

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

“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.

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

XC Coupe Concept

2016 Volvo XC

Just like Volvo Concept Coupé, the face of the Volvo Concept XC Coupé is characterised by a new topography on the bonnet and 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.