|Volvo Car Group showcases its second of three concept cars with the announcement of the Volvo Concept XC Coupe.|
Inspired by the design of modern sports equipment and demonstrating the safety capabilities of Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), the Volvo Concept XC Coupe is a sophisticated and capable car for people with an active lifestyle.
Volvo XC Coupe: T-shaped DRL lights
Just like Volvo Concept Coupé, the face of the Volvo Concept XC Coupé is characterized by a new topography on the hood 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.
The two-door, four-seat 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.
The extended distance between the dashboard and the front axle is still a very powerful visual element. The capable stance is emphasized by details such as the new hood and a beltline that spans an elegant bow along the length of the car.
Volvo XC Coupe: High-tech sport gear
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.
To strike the right balance between aesthetics and functionality, the design team has also given it traditional SUV elements, such as side moldings and skid plates, a modern interpretation. They are more integrated into the sleek design, flush with the surrounding body areas.
The Volvo Concept XC Coupe also shows how clever engineering makes it possible to reinforce Volvo’s world-leading safety without compromising design, size or weight. Thanks to the extensive use of high-strength boron steel and structures with new, ingenious decoupling, Volvo can make SPA cars more compact and safer.