Volvo has unveiled its latest concept car, the Concept Coupé, which is a new hybrid vehicle that takes styling elements from Volvo’s past and at the same time previews the car manufacturer’s future. Volvo is calling the Concept Coupé its next-generation P1800 and it is also the first of three concept cars that reveal the design possibilities of its new Scalable Product Architecture.
“The new Volvo Concept Coupé reveals how we could shape our cars from now on. Free from the superficial surface excitement of other car brands, we add emotional value to the Volvo brand with the calm, confident beauty that is the hallmark of Scandinavian design,” said Volvo’s Senior Vice President of Design, Thomas Ingenlath.
In addition to showing the possibilities of Volvo’s new platform that will be used across its future lineup, the Concept Coupé is also powered by a new hybrid powertrain. Volvo has already announced plans to downsize its engine lineup with the new four-cylinder Drive-E engine family and the Concept Coupé shows the possible performance potential of Volvo’s new engines. The concept car features a 2.0L Drive-E engine with a supercharger and turbo that is mated to an electric motor on the rear axle, which gives the concept a total output of around 400 hp and over 440 lb. per ft of torque.
The Volvo Concept Coupé will officially be unveiled next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show.