Estate-based concept to be revealed in full next month; third design study alongside Concept Coupé and Concept XC Coupé
Darren Moss
21 February 2014

Volvo has released a series of preview images of its new concept car, which will be revealed in full at the Geneva motor show next month.

From these images, the model appears to be a two-door estate. It's the third concept in a series of studies by design boss Thomas Ingenlath.

The previous two concepts in the series were the Concept Coupé, and the Concept XC Coupé, which were last seen at the Tokyo and Detroit motor shows respectively.

This new concept gets large rectangular exhausts at the rear, alongside wraparound taillights and a heavily-sloping tailgate with a rear spoiler. Large alloy wheels, similar to those used on the Concept Coupe, can also be seen. Pictures of the car initially leaked online earlier today.

Volvo's new corporate front end, featuring a slim 'floating' radiator grille and new T-shaped headlights should also make their way onto concept.

Like its sister cars, the new concept is likely to show off the flexibility of Volvo's new Scalable Product Architecture platform, as well as providing a close look at the firm's evolving design language and future production models.

The new XC90, strongly hinted at by the XC Coupe, will be the first to use the SPA platform. The architecture will eventually be used by all Volvo models larger than the V40.

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21 February 2014
If this is as good as the last 2 concepts it will be a stunner, and the profile looks good, from under a sheet anyway.

Which makes it such a shame they will only offer future cars with 4 pot engines.

22 February 2014
Do they say what material the sheet is made from? It has a nice drape.

23 February 2014
Leslie Brook wrote:

Do they say what material the sheet is made from? It has a nice drape.

A statement on the Stutterheim website said “The Estate Svart is a car cover made with inspiration from the Volvo Concept Estate.

The cover is handmade together with the Volvo’s design team using hand-stitched seams on a rubberized cotton fabric in the best quality.

The result is a unique jacket for your favourite automobile, keeping it safe from outer demons, warm and ready for adventure.”

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