Volvo Concept Coupe Makes Official Debut at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

Volvo Concept Coupe Makes Official Debut at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

The Volvo Concept Coupe has made its official public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show today.

Giving a preview of the new design direction for the Swedish automaker, the Concept Coupe is actually the first in a series of three concept cars coming from Volvo. According to the automaker, the three concepts are paving the way for the introduction of the all-new XC90 model next year.

In addition to the Concept Coupe, Volvo also announced the launch of its Drive-E powertrains, the first engines from Volvo’s new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder powertrain family which will launch this fall.

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Volvo’s strategy is to use electrification to boost performance of its engines, taking four-cylinder powerplants and moving output into V8 territory. The concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show features a high-performance gasoline engine paired with an electric motor on the rear axle, giving the Concept Coupe a total system output of 400 horsepower and over 440 lb-ft of torque. At its press conference, Volvo also confirmed that the next-generation XC90 will come with a plug-in hybrid variant at the top of the range.

“The Volvo Concept Coupé show what you can expect from our new architecture: the confident stance, the proportions and the most prominent design signatures,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Car Group. “Even though the all-new XC90 is a different type of car, you will recognize the connection instantly.”

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GALLERY: Volvo Concept Coupe



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  • Jim Mc Cool

    Volvo hit the nail on the head. Now lets hope they don’t change a thing when this car comes into production.