The third of Volvo’s trio of recent concept cars, the Concept Estate tips its hat to the Swedish marque’s 1970’s P1800 ES, while informing the likes of the XC90 SUV.
Elegant and contemporary, long
and wide, the Concept Estate features a ‘floating’ radiator grille which sports
the company’s emblem. Either side are sleek T-shaped headlights. The vehicle’s
rear fascia is adorned with tail lights that resemble up-turned question marks.
These accentuate the vehicle’s broad ‘hips’ and trace a course from a
roof-mounted spoiler that finishes under the rear windscreen. Two discrete
rectangular tailpipes are positioned either side of the car’s rear apron, and the
Volvo Estate is fitted with 21-inch five-spoke alloy wheels.
Inside this three-door vehicle, four seats are upholstered in tanned leather, each offset by orange seatbelts. The same colour is utilised throughout the cabin, on a wool carpet, for example, and on a small crystal gear lever. Elsewhere, naturally aged wood and copper is deployed, providing the interior with a classy, rather sumptuous look and feel.
A big touchscreen display dominates the vehicle’s dashboard, looking not unlike an enlarged tablet. From here it is possible to control a range of interior elements, such as air conditioning, satellite navigation, telephone connectivity and audio equipment. A single row of physical buttons are positioned below, and further controls are steering wheel-mounted.
A glass roof makes for an airy cabin, one that is bathed in natural light during the day and provides passengers with even more to look at during trips.
The Concept Estate runs on Volvo’s economical Drive-E engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel units that deliver fuel-efficiency without sacrificing performance. The V60 is the company’s first real-world car to be installed with such an engine, returning around 70mpg and CO2 emissions as low as, or less than, 100g/km.
The Swedish car manufacturer has led the way when it comes to car safety technology, and its concept vehicles come with enhanced features. These include autonomous driving, which is designed to help reduce accidents.
Volvo’s three concept cars have already informed latest-generation vehicles such as the XC90. If you would like to know more about our flexible finance options or would like to book a test drive, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Marshall Motor Group Volvo.
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