Currently reading: Volvo previews 360c concept ahead of Wednesday reveal
Concept is Volvo’s vision of the future of the car; autonomy and electric mobility are suggested

Volvo will show a new concept on Wednesday, named 360c, the Swedish car maker has announced.

With phrases such as “the future of mobility” accompanying the videos, it’s certain to be an electric concept, while the suggestion that “time spent travelling could become time well spent” hints at full autonomy that allows occupants to pursue other activities while in motion. 

Volvo has shown elements of the car’s design in preview videos, but the overall look is under wraps ahead of its official 5 September reveal.

While the name harks back to Volvo’s mid-sized 360 of the 1980s, the concept doesn’t appear to be a throwback in terms of styling; thin LED lights, including a front light bar, are present, while the tail-lights appear to snake up squared-off fins. 

The styling isn’t fully visible in the previews, but the rear of the car doesn’t fall in the way that hatchbacks or SUVs currently do, suggesting that the 360c could be a driverless pod with interior space. A separate preview clip suggesting that the car could be equipped with a coffee maker further highlights the driverless theme. Volvo aims for a third of its sales to be autonomous cars by 2025.

Volvo’s first bespoke electric car arrives next year and is known to be based on Volvo’s Concept 40.2. It’ll be a hatchback and is likely to share styling cues with the Volvo XC40. A variant of the XC40 small SUV will be the brand’s first electrically powered car, but the Concept 40.2-based vehicle will be its first electric-only car

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