Although Volvo products can boast of many positive characteristics over the years , mostly at the expense of quality and safety measures, the design was certainly not one of the strengths of the Swedish vehicle manufacturer .
Volvo Coupe concept – new platform
However, after this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show many have already confirmed Coupe concept as the best Volvo ever produced. Coupe concept draws spiritual origin of perhaps the most famous car models ever produced , P1800 , which was produced from 1961 to 1978, and celebrated it by Roger Moore in “The Saint” . This concept is important for the Volvo for another reason – it is the first of three concepts which announced the new school of design companies and represent a new Scalable Product Architecture ( SPA) . This platform is very similar to the famous Volkswagen’s MQB platform, and it will produce the majority of Volvo products in the near future. Similar to the MQB platform , the SPA platform will be able to produce models of various sizes, but under the hood there is enough space for the four-cylinder engines . The platform will have its debut in 2015 with the XC90 , and later with the S90 and V90 models .
Volvo Coupe concept – innovation
In any case, the Coupe Concept brings several design innovations for Volvo, primarily in the form of headlights and a roof, and many have already seen the details, such as the mask is similar to the P1800 . To design normally ensured Ingenlath Thomas , who joined the Swedish giant a few years ago after years of working at Volkswagen . Ingenlath says he wanted an aggressive , but at the same time and elgenanta design, in the style of a lion as he lies quietly at you, but every moment can jump and it costs lives. Equally impressive is the interior, which was also inspired by the P1800 , and the known locations of Scandinavia. This applies not only to design but also to the materials , which are made mainly in Scandinavia and certain parts of the UK.
Volvo Coupe concept – engine
In terms of mechanics Volvo Coupe concept powered 2.0L engine , with turbo and supercharger , develops an impressive 400 hp and 600 Nm of torque. Volvo in the near future, it plans to offer only three engines and four cylinder in size from one to two liters , but their power could amount to over 300 hp thanks to the turbo.
In the end, we mention that Geely , owner of Volvo’s recently announced plans to break into the U.S. market by 2016 , which will become the first Chinese car company in this market , and the major role in this regard should play and Coupe concept and SPA
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