Volvo XC Coupe Makes Detroit Debut

volvo2The first day of the North American International Auto Show has come to a close, and we saw plenty of cool cars and concepts on the dias in Detroit. One car that was of particular interest though was the Volvo XC Coupe, the first concept car from Volvo built under the leadership of China’s Geely. Suffice to say, we’re looking forward to see more.

Tech details are sketchy at the Volvo XC Coupe, as it is more a design study than a production-intent concept. This new Volvo heralds the look of future Volvo vehicles, with the two-door hatchback having room for four, huge 21-inch wheels, and LED taillights. It’s a gorgeous car, without a doubt, and it sits on a platform that will underpin other Volvo vehicles as well.

The Volvo XC Coupe arrived just in time too, as Volvo sales are stumbling both here and abroad, and there remain concerns regarding Geely’s ownership. So far though, so good, and the Volvo XC Coupe has us looking forward to more concepts from this Swedish-Chinese coupling.

What’s next? Maybe, possibly a wagon? We can only hope.

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.