The Volvo Concept XC Coupe has taken to the stage at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
The Volvo Concept XC Coupe is what we can expect from the next XC90. The next generation Volvo XC90 will launch in late 2014 and the plug-in hybrid version will be offered worldwide as soon as the new XC90 launches.
“At the moment we launch the XC90, we will also launch the petrol plug-in version. We have the four-cylinder turbo strategy – where we say, you know, we go full for four cylinders. We have a 300-plus horsepower (220kW) engine – at least 300 and the final “plus” we are still defining, as a basic engine. And then we get the electrification. So you end up with a 600Nm-plus car,” says Volvo Cars product planning boss Lex Kerssemakers.
“It’s the right combination between power and fuel efficiency, that’s what we believe. It should be class-leading. We have very efficient powertrains, combined with electricificaiton, that’s always good. It’s always better than V6s or V8s. We want to have the power of the V6 and V8, however in a very modest way.”
The Concept XC Coupe follows last year’s Volvo Concept Coupe as the second of three concept cars designed by Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design of Volvo Car Group.
Each concept has been designed to preview Volvo’s new look and highlight the flexibility of the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, which will be rolled out first on the XC90 and ultimately on all Volvos larger than the V40.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]