Volvo would “love” to build a Tesla-rivalling all-electric version of its Concept Coupé, but it will remain a dream for some time to come, according to Lex Kerssemakers, the company’s boss of product strategy.
Although Volvo has traditionally had coupés in its line-up, the firm’s C-Range remains officially “on hold”.
Kerssemakers told Autocar that Volvo’s primary aim is to replace its mainstream models and keep working towards hitting 800,000 annual sales by 2020. Last year Volvo sold 427,000 cars and it moved into profit in the first half of 2014.
“The number one product on my want list would be a smaller crossover [in the 40-series family],” he said. “It will come eventually. We are working on our new CMA platform for the 40-series cars.”
Kerssemakers said Volvo was committed to remaining in the C-segment with a replacement for the V40. “It allows us to catch buyers who will rise up through the Volvo range as they get older.”