9. Volvo Concept Coupe
The first in a series of three concept cars to come from Volvo, this vehicle serves as a signal that things are alive and well at the Scandinavian automaker. Like so many others featured in Frankfurt this year, this concept is also a hybrid.
Volvo says its goal with the engine is to improve fuel efficiency while taking a hybrid four-cylinder drivetrain into what would typically be V8 performance territory.
The style previews the brand’s upcoming XC90 SUV. Could the overly-serious folks at Volvo also be planning a sporty coupe? We hope so.