Volvo is tapping into a new market niche with this: Ghost cars for the afterlife (hence the white sheet) This isn't a teaser, it as much detail as you will get untill you reach the afterlife. New technology allows it to move through solid walls with no damage to the car or the wall. Quite a breakthrough.
I think Volvo designs are getting pretty good except for the last concept shown of the large sedan. They just have to get past that boring car name that they have. Though they are pretty well known for safety. Maybe they'll end up better off
The hoodline and window beltline look pretty high to me. So I doubt that this is a regular hatchback or wagon. It looks like a CUV. It might be a competitor for the Mini Countryman, Nissan Juke, Ford Escape, etc. It could slot under the XC-60 and XC-90?
Makes sense to consolidate and get rid of the ugly/too small S40 and the ridiculous C30. That said, I hope they improve the front fascia - recent volvos look like a catfish or something from the front...ugh. The concept designs are much worse however, so hard to know how they will evolve design-wise.
Leaked pics on the internet are around and...its gorgeous...and fits in with the new Volvo design mantra. Looks much like a shortened version of the V60 wagon sold in Europe...which is a stunner. Hopefully AWD and a R design model will be options...XC model is likely for the dumb wagon hating, crossover/SUV loving US market. Volvo is becoming a legit alternative to German lux marques although there is still room for improvement in driving dynamics and performance...design is definitely outpacing the german BMW, MB and Audi marques.
Fat Chance that Volvo is going to have a "real wagon" in the states again....as weird as that still sounds. XC 40 maybe? Either way, I find it hilarious that the "V40" name is going to return. For awhile the wagon variant was 10 more than the sedan version - S40, V50, S60, V70. But then the V70 became the wagon version of the S80, thus confusing their own product alignment. I guess this is what the C50 would have been. A 5 dr hatch. Their naming scheme is just as bad as Lincoln and Acura these days...
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