The Volvo Concept Coupe is a contemporary variation of the iconic Volvo P1800 coupe of the 1960s and hints at exactly how the 2015 Volvo XC90 will be upgraded, the automaker stated. The suggestion here is to demonstrate Volvo’s lasting prepare for independent survival, which is based on platform and powertrain consolidation. The breadth of vehicle kinds this SPA style could accommodate periods everything Volvo presently markets in the U.S.
Design and styling
Exterior cues on the Concept CoupÃ© that will define the future look of Volvo consist of the windshield-to-axle percentage, T-graphic DRL headlamp attribute, possibly the “drifting” P1800-like grille, the standard taillamp visual (which will certainly adjust to a vertical element on SUVs), and the basic look of “calm, confident elegance that is the trademark of Scandinavian design,” as brand-new VP of Design Thomas Ingenlath (late of VW) claimed of his first significant Volvo design.
He additionally described it as displaying “the effective stillness of a lion. He doesn’t need to prowl to radiate regard. Even resting he shows extremely plainly what he is capable of.” Unlike some styles, this looks incredible in images, in the flesh, while steering, or while standing still. The surface area specifying is splendid. Check out the means the shoulder line from the front fender deals with under the rear of the door manage, while the rear shoulder line begins atop the front of the exact same door manage. Very P1800. Note the crisp imprint emphasizing each tire arc. Research the automobile and you’ll discover hundreds of such information.
2015 Volvo Coupe Interior
The interior is equally as elegant, developed to show the aesthetic of the west shore of Sweden. There’s dark blue seawater tinting for the tight-loop carpets woven in the north of Sweden, driftwood-look lumber veneers, thick seat natural leather covering the dash with its polished sides plainly noticeable, and supple Bridge of Weir seat natural leather (made in Scotland from Swedish cowhides). The crystal change lever is generated by Sweden’s Orrefors (and is manufacturing possible).
The design focuses around a portrait-oriented touch-screen tablet computer, regulated by a twist knob and six buttons. It is not an iPad, yet instead was developed by a brand-new internal division dedicated to human-machine user interface design. Interesting touches: The seats– which were sort of encouraged by the Scandinavian Egg chair– action fore-aft via buttons situated on the leading area of the seats in between the legs; when not in use, the +2 rear seats fit matching attachÃ© cases made to look like the ignition fob. The inboard shoulder belts relieve rear-seat accessibility and component “Since 1959” inscribed on their scabbards to honor Volvo’s introduction of the three-point belt. Some will fight that the a little blingy appearance is as well American, however it was encouraged by the P1800, which certainly took major motivation from the New World.
Engine – Four-Cylinders Only?
Yep, Volvo is consolidating its 8 heritage engines into a single engine design that will certainly feature turbocharged direct-injected I-3 and I-4 gas engines varying from 1-2 liters and a twin-turbodiesel 2.0-liter I-4 engine. To match the aged T6-level performance, top 2.0-liter gas variations will use a huge turbo that constructs huge improvement over 2300 revoltions per minute, with a belt-driven three-lobe Eaton supercharger packing in the low-rpm torque hole to provide an impressive 306 hp. Friction-reduction procedures such as ball bearings on the camshafts of the gas engines (a special function in the market today) and new i-Art diesel injectors individually keep track of and readjust the typical 2600-bar common-rail gas pressure to customize it to each cyndrical tube’s necessities– a component excellent for a 2 percent drop in gas intake.
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