This is the Volvo Concept Coupe, the first design study from the manufacturer’s latest styling chief, Thomas Ingenlath. It shows off Ingenlath’s new styling direction, which we’ll see debut on the next XC90. So expect features that exemplify what he describes as “the powerful calmness of a lion”, and “distinctive, surprising delight details” on the SUV when it lands next year.
Under the styling, there’s a 400bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine with a turbo and supercharger driving the front axle, while the rear end has its own electric motor. Which all sounds very futurleand, but Volvo’s told us it’ll only supply 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines in its cars in future, either petrol or diesel and appended with forced induction, electric power, or both. Inside, there’s a hand-cut crystal gear lever, leather dash, woven carpets, and a big portrait touch-screen in the centre console, which replaces pretty much all of the buttons.
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