Official: Volvo Concept Estate gets official [w/video]

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Volvo Concept Estate

The final chapter of Volvo’s concept car trilogy has arrived after a few teasers earlier this week, as well as some recently leaked images, and as we so astutely summarized previously, it’s a brown shooting brake. Really, we couldn’t think of a better type of vehicle to follow up the Concept Coupe from the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Concept XC Coupe from the Detroit Auto Show and complete the Swedish trinity of concepts.

It’s best to think of the Concept Estate as the hipper, classier cousin to the Concept Coupe. The two are virtually identical below the beltline, featuring front fascias that are indistinguishable from each other (except one is, you know, brown). Both cars wear wide, rectangular grilles inspired by classic Volvo models and T-shaped headlights Where the Concept Estate differs, obviously, is with its more functional rear end and longer roof.

Volvo Concept Estate interiorThat rear is accented by the Estate’s wide haunches and slim, angular taillights, which borrow heavily from the units shown on the Concept XC Coupe. These two features work in tandem to present a wide, squat appearance from the rear. The profile, meanwhile, shows off that spacious greenhouse, which is made even airier by a glass roof.

The interior of the Concept Estate is it’s own special piece of design. The highlight is Volvo’s new user interface system, which we’ll be detailing in its own post later on. Aside from that, the materials chosen and the overall layout is simply gorgeous. The lining of the seat backs and headlining is wonderfully funky, and contrasts perfectly with the orange seatbelts, orange carpets and white leather. Naturally aged wood and machined copper accents round out the interior style.

Unfortunately, there’s no mention of what sort of powerplant sits under the Concept Estate’s long, low hood. Here’s hoping it’s the same monster that was promised in the Concept Coupe.

Take a look below for the official press release and a video of the Concept Estate, and then hop up top for a small gallery of images. We’ll have more on the latest concept from Volvo when it makes its official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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