Volvo Concept Coupe May Be Built in Small Series, Report Says

The Volvo Concept Coupe was undoubtedly one of the stars of this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, pushing many to wonder whether it will reach production or simply remain a beautiful study.

Good news may be on the way since Volvo is said to consider a limited production run of the Concept Coupe following the enthusiastic reception of the car. A report from German car magazine Auto Bild says Volvo’s top managers were impressed by the car’s success in Frankfurt and are now analyzing the possibility to build it in a small series.

The report doesn’t quote any sources but says a decision on this matter could be taken at the beginning of next year. If the Concept Coupe will get the green light, the magazine says production may be commissioned to Bertone. It remains to be seen whether Volvo will decide to build the coupe, since the company didn’t state such plans when it unveiled the car in Frankfurt.

However, it’s not hard to imagine a production version of the Concept Coupe, as the design is more down to earth than futuristic. Penned by Thomas Ingenlath, the P1800-inspired study previews Volvo’s new design language, with the upcoming XC90 being the first production model to draw inspiration from it.

The concept features a hybrid system consisting of a 2.0-liter Drive-E petrol engine with a supercharger and a turbo driving the front wheels and an electric motor turning the rear wheels. Combined system output is 400 hp and more than 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of peak torque.

By Dan Mihalascu


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