Volvo teases new concept due at Detroit, hints at more future design cues w/ video

Volvo teased a new concept due at Detroit next month at the North American International Auto Show, held at the Cobo Center. The new model has been described to be a design study, further hinting at future models that will share specific design cues—you know, like Audi with their giant gaping chrome grille, Lexus’s uhm…grille…

The concept itself, called the Concept XC Coupe, looks like a future C30 compact successor with some extra ride height and an integrated Thule box on top. Though the Concept XC wasn’t really described to be serious indicator for a future C30 as the emphasis was more on the XC90, which is due for a reveal sometime next year. And this concept hints at design cues that will most likely be seen on the XC90.

If you look at the last concept revealed, the gorgeous Volvo Concept Coupe, you can probably see some commonalities.

The Concept XC Coupe will be showcased on January 13 with an Internet reveal most likely occurring between now and then.

Volvo Concept XC Coupé: The Next Chapter in Volvo’s New Design Story

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Dec. 11, 2013) – In September, the Volvo Concept Coupé was launched to critical acclaim and many awards, and represented the world’s first insight into Volvo Car Group’s (Volvo Cars) new design direction under Senior Vice President of Design, Thomas Ingenlath. It also showed one interpretation of how the proportions and versatility of Volvo Cars’ new Scalable Platform Architecture, which will underpin all medium and large cars in the company’s future, could look.

The Concept Coupé was the first of three design studies. The next chapter in Volvo Cars’ new design story showcases how the company’s famous safety technology as well as a contemporary Scandinavian active lifestyle could be integrated into the new architecture. The Volvo Concept XC Coupé will make its world debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on Jan. 13, but full details including press release, videos and images will be published on Jan. 8.

The Concept XC Coupé builds on the Volvo’s proud history of Cross Country and XC products, with Volvo Cars having created the niche in 1997. And in anticipation of the reveal of the car in early 2014, Volvo Cars now shares the first three images of the car as well as a short video on Volvo Cars’ YouTube channel.

Chris Chin

Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech Freelance Automotive Journalist / Editor / Photographer

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