Volvo could be looking at adding a pair of sporty coupes to its lineup.
The Swedish automaker recently filed for two trademarks in the U.S., one for C40 and another for C60 nameplates. Both trademark applications are for “land motor vehicles, automobiles and their engines; exterior insignia badges for vehicles; vehicle rooftop carriers, namely, automobile roof racks; spare tire covers; fitted motor vehicle covers; running boards for motor vehicles; mud flaps for motor vehicles; hitch plugs for motor vehicles, namely, trailer hitches; sunshades and license plate frames for motor vehicles; windshields for motor vehicles; windows for motor vehicles; wheels for motor vehicles; hub caps for motor vehicle wheels.”
This isn’t the first time that Volvo has trademarked the C40 and C60 nameplates in the U.S. The Swedish automaker previously filed for the trademarks in 2001 before it was abandoned in 2009 when Volvo submitted its second filing. Both trademarks are currently still registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Like other trademarks filed by automakers, this doesn’t guarantee that Volvo is working on C40 and C60 models, but could be to protect the nameplate from use. The company has hinted at developing a coupe model with its Concept XC Coupe.
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