Volvo has come up on stage at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show with the new Coupe Concept. The Volvo Coupe Concept exhibits a new design philosophy for the carmaker’s future products based on the new Volvo Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). The styling on the Coupe Concept is prepared in such a way that it reflects an all new character yet hints of the Volvo DNA. The all-new XC90, which is due for a 2014 launch will be the first Volvo to follow the new design language, which we feel is the most stunning showcase at the event.
The Scalable Product Architecture is developed in-house for Volvo cars only and henceforth the carmaker won’t use cross-brand platforms. The Volvo Coupe Concept showcases a very confident stance with the new design and styling cues. The front fascia gets treated with an aggressive tone, featuring wide and sleek headlamps that comes with unique T-shaped LED daytime running lights. These T-shaped LED DRLs are one of the distinctive elements in the new design direction of Volvo. There is a floating grille with the traditional Volvo badge and a sporty bumper busy with wide set of air inlets.
The side profile of the Volvo Coupe Concept reveals a low bonnet and a confident shoulder. The 21-inch rims contribute well to the energetic styling. The rear shows a neat and clean design with the C-shaped LED tail lamps and sleek dual exhaust pipes right below. The beautiful design language continues on the interiors as well. The layout inside the cabin is attractive that showcases a floaty centre console, chunky steering wheel, sporty instrument cluster and crystal gear lever. The cabin is finished in blue and grey colour tones.
The Volvo Coupe Concept features a petrol plug-in hybrid powertrain under the hood. It is the new 4-cylinder Drive-E engine family with high performance figures. It is powered by a 2.0-litre supercharged petrol engine coupled with an electric motor that sits on the rear axle. The combined output of the hybrid engine comes up to 400 HP of power and over 600 Nm of torque. The new Scalable Product Architecture will help Volvo to churn out a range of vehicles with different proportions. The first example of the new architecture will be seen on the Volvo XC90 next year.