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Volvo hints at future design direction with new concept


Volvo’s new Concept XC Coupe hints at what the Swedish brands next generation models will look like.

The Concept XC Coupe is unlikely to make it into production as a Range Rover Evoque rival but it showcases the latest design cues which Volvo hopes will help it compete as an alternative to German rivals.

The two-door Concept XC Coupe is the second Volvo concept to use the brand's SPA (Scalable Platform Architecture) which will be used on the next S60, V60 and XC90.

The concept features a new ‘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 for Volvo cars.

Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president design of Volvo Car Group, said: “Our latest concepts 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.”

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