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Volvo Pulls a Tesla or Two with New Geneva-Bound Concept Estate

By Jacob Brown | February 27, 2014
First, we saw the Volvo Concept Coupe and then the Volvo XC Concept Coupe. Now, may we introduce you to the third in a trio of utterly sexy Swedes: The Volvo Concept Estate. For those of you who speak American, that means wagon. Or ridiculously good-looking wagon. Previewing design elements that Volvo says are an indication of what we'll see on the 2015 Volvo XC90 three-row crossover utility vehicle, the Volvo Concept Estate's looks are perhaps overshadowed only by what it has on the inside. We're talking about that Tesla Model S-like large-screen infotainment system. Housing all of the functions you could ever ask for, it clears up the dashboard and looks sophisticated in its simplicity, matching the IKEA-esque design of the interior all around. Supposedly modeled after a Scandinavian living room, the Volvo Concept Estate features orange seatbelts, woven wool carpets, crystal, wood, and even the Swedish game called "kubb" situated under glass in the load floor. Not long ago, Volvo was known more for its safety designs than its ability to catch glances, but the Concept Estate manages to do both. Around the car, details are typically Volvo, from its Volvo P1800-style rear hatch with large, prevalent tail lights to its squared-off grille. While it is strictly a concept with proportions similar to those of a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, the Volvo Concept Estate should give us a good indication of just what to expect as the 2015 XC90 will be the first vehicle from Volvo to usher in the company's new architecture and design language. If it looks even half as good, we'll be stoked. Check out our mega gallery or wait for more from next month's Geneva Motor Show. Source: Volvo
  • Volvo Concept Estate From Above
  • Volvo Concept Estate Left Side
  • Volvo Concept Estate Left Rear View
  • Volvo Concept Estate Profile
  • Volvo Concept Estate Front Side Motion View
  • Volvo Concept Estate Front View With Trees
  • Volvo Concept Estate Side Motion View
  • Volvo Concept Estate Rear View With Road
  • Volvo Concept Estate Front Side View Down Road
  • Volvo Concept Estate Rear Side Motion View
  • Volvo Concept Estate Rear View Down Road
  • Volvo Concept Estate Rear Side View Parked
  • Volvo Concept Estate Side View Parked Closeup
  • Volvo Concept Estate Front View Leaning Against Car
  • Volvo Concept Estate Taillight Closer View
  • Volvo Concept Estate Side View Looking Away
  • Volvo Concept Estate From Above Rear Side View
  • Volvo Concept Estate Rear Side View In Motion
  • Volvo Concept Estate Parked Door Open
  • Volvo Concept Estate Parked Going For Walk
  • Volvo Concept Estate Rear View
  • Volvo Concept Estate Right Rear View
  • Volvo Concept Estate Front View
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Kubb Game Closer View
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Kubb Game
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Fabric
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Instrument Cluster
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Speaker
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Screen
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Screen Hvac Info
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Map
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Door Open
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Tall Shot
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior From Side
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior From Rear
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Gear Selector Stalk
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Seat Closeup
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Detail
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Stitching
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Swedish Flag
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Seatbelt Buckle
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Screen Audio
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Headliner
  • Volvo Concept Estate Glass Roof
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Center Stack
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Kubb Game Closeup
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Rear Seats
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior From Side
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Tailgate Opening
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Tailgate Opening
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Seat And Seatbelt
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Seat Detail
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior Kubb
  • Volvo Concept Estate Interior View
  • Volvo Concept Estate Cabin
  • Volvo Concept Estate Top View
 
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