Volvo Concept XC Coupé shows how new design language translates to SUVsWed, 11 Dec 2013
Volvo's Concept CX Coupé has been revealed in a set of images ahead of its debut at January's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
The crossover SUV is the second of three concepts to be developed with Volvo's new design language under vice president of design Thomas Ingenlath, following the launch of the Volvo Concept Coupé in Frankfurt earlier this year.
It's understood the new XC90 is coming next year and so this concept is certain to feature some of the elements we can expect to see on the production model.
The front treatment follows the same themes as the Volvo Concept Coupé, including the lamps, upright grille and 'cow horn' lower mask, while there's a resemblance in its rear to the 2004 Aston Martin Vanquish Bertone Jet 2 with its floating panel. This is framed by rear lamps that extend to the top of the rear screen.
Volvo says the concept car "showcases how the company's safety technology as well as a contemporary Scandinavian active lifestyle could be integrated into the new architecture".
By Rufus Thompson