In December 2013, Volvo announced it will reveal its Concept XC Coupe at the Detroit Auto Show. Well, a week before the show's doors open, the Swedish carmaker has finally unveiled the second of its vehicle to flaunt its Scalable Product Architecture design.
"Those who love gravity sports freely seek new thrills and challenges," said Volvo senior vice president for design Thomas Ingenlath. "To ensure that they make it back in one piece, they prefer high-performance equipment that offers the ultimate sense of freedom and protection. The Volvo Concept XC Coupe is perfectly in tune with this active lifestyle. Its capability and protection are cleverly integrated into the sophisticated looks. The Concept XC Coupe is ready and willing to bring you into the adventure zone and back."
According to Volvo, the two-door, four-seater Concept XC Coupe has a strong connection with the Concept Coupe, the first model to bear the carmaker's Scalable Product Architecture design. The larger 21-inch wheels, however, as well as the more accentuated wheel arches and taller roofline contribute to "a more robust impression and a fuller, capable look."
To supposedly strike the right balance between aesthetics and functionality, Volvo's design team still gave the Concept XC Coupe's traditional SUV elements--like the side moldings and skid plates--a modern interpretation, integrating them into the overall design even more.
Just like the Concept Coupe, the face of the Concept XC Coupe is characterized by a new topography on the hood and the 'floating’ grille,' with headlights that feature new T-shaped daytime running light guides. The rear light signature is also a distinctive element in the new design direction of Volvo.
"With the Concept XC Coupe, we take this unique blend of capable ruggedness and expressive elegance up to a new, sportier attitude," added Ingenlath.