After the leaked pictures we saw a few days earlier, Volvo returns with a full coverage for its latest concept, scheduled for Geneva unveiling. The new Concept Estate will continue the design language introduced by Coupe Concept in Frankfurt, last autumn.
The exterior design features the new front grille, flanked by some angular headlights, incorporating T-shaped LED daytime lights. The back resembles that of a regular estate car, althought the body features only two doors. The vehicles rides on 21 inch wheels and features some lines borrowed from the 70`s Volvo 1800 coupe car.
The concept is based on the same Scalable Product Architecture platform, ready to host all the future range of Volvo`s, thanks to its modularity. At its heart will be one of the newest Drive-E engine, but no information regarding its power.
Volvo Concept Estate interior details
Important changes inside, where the crowded dashboard of the current cars is replaced with a more simpler one. The entire dashboard is dominated by a tablet-like touchscreen, responsable for most of the functions. It replaces all buttons and controls except for a few crucial functions such as volume, play/pause, hazard warning and window heaters. It also interacts with the digital instrument cluster in front of the driver.
The whole interior is designed to resemble a Scandinavian feel, exuding Swedish lifestyle through wood and metallic inserts, wool carpets, orange seat belts and black and white wool on the headliner.
Expected to debut seven months from now, during this year Paris Motor Show, the 2015 Volvo XC90 will feature the same interior design as the Concept Estate we see today, including the tablet-like dashboard.