Volvo will showcase a stunning shooting brake concept at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The Concept Estate follows after the Volvo Concept Coupé and Concept XC Coupé. The Concept Estate is the third and final model in a series of concept cars, each in their own way representing the next generation of Volvo models, starting with the all-new Volvo XC90 in 2014.
Volvo indicates its future design direction with a trio of study models. The Concept Estate is the third and final concept car in the series. The Concept Estate previews technologies and styling themes that the Swedish carmaker will apply to its future cars.
This three-door shootingbreak not only indicates the design direction for the next generation V70 but also looks back. The sides and back are clearly inspired by those of the 1800 ES from the 1970s. It is clear that that inspiration fits better with this Concept Estate than with the C30 from a few years ago.
A strong silhouette with strong proportions and a lively, bright and cozy interior – a nod to the Swedish living room, a place where you feel so comfortable that you never want to leave.
The front end is almost identical to that of the previous concept cars and thus gives a very clear hint of what the front of the new XC90 – the first car on the new platform and with the new family design – will look like. The most interesting thing about the Concept Estate, however, is the interior, never before have we been able to look inside the concept cars.
Inside, Volvo has developed a lively, bright and cozy interior – a nod to the Swedish living room, a place where you feel so comfortable that you never want to leave. The interior of the Concept Estate also shows what the inside of future Volvo models will look like. With quality materials to highlight every beautiful detail.
The dashboard clearly shows where Volvo wants to go with future designs. Volvo reduces the number of buttons to the most important, such as those for temperature control, volume and window heating. The belts are placed on the opposite side of the seats. There is a huge touchscreen for the other functions. Volvo says the Concept Estate’s ‘user interface’ gives a very realistic picture of that in future models.
To us it is obvious; this Concept Estate is ready to go into production. Uh… it has to be in production! And if enough people share that opinion, then maybe that will happen.
The Volvo Concept Estate will be on display for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Come into the wonderful world of Volvo.