Volvo revealed the XC Concept at the Detroit Motor Show, providing an insight into the manufacturers design and development future.
The new XC90 will rely on the company’s new family of four-cylinder engines, but the top one is supercharged and turbocharged for 300bhp, plus it gets an additional hybrid shove. That’ll make a total of 400bhp, they claim. The XC90 will come first, and then a new S80 saloon two years from now, and then a replacement for the V70.
Images had shown the Concept XC Coupé is related to its Concept Coupé, which was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show last September. The front of the XC Coupé is all but identical to the Frankfurt car’s, but it has a more rugged-looking bumper. There are SUV-style cladding strips along the sills, too, while the ride height is considerably higher.
The lower section of the XC Coupé’s rear lights have a similar horseshoe shape to the Concept Coupé’s, but these extend up chunky “C” pillars. The three-door car has a shooting brake profile that hints at various Volvos of the past, including the C30 that went out of production last year.