The Volvo Group, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, specializes in the production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses and even construction equipment, making it the world’s second-largest manufacturer of heavy trucks. in 2016. Volvo’s automotive division is also headquartered in Gothenburg, and owned by Chinese automotive multinational Geely Holding Group since 2010. 2013 was an important year for Volvo as their brand new concept car , the Concept CoupÃ©, was set to redefine the design philosophy for the future. Volvo automobiles. The concept car was an exquisite piece of architectural magnificence, with its reveal at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show creating quite a buzz in the auto industry. The sleek concept encompassed unparalleled aesthetic appeal, and its claimed technological ingenuity on board only further illuminated the allure surrounding this futuristic piece of technical perfection.
The Concept CoupÃ© featured various technical innovations developed by Volvo. The chic looking machine housed an all-new state-of-the-art platform as well as state-of-the-art interior layout that further accentuated its futuristic character. The availability of a powerful hybrid powertrain has made the Concept CoupÃ© an almost flawless all-rounder in terms of aesthetics, functionality and ecological sustainability.
An elegant design language
The futuristic design language of the Concept CoupÃ© has undoubtedly turned heads. This Volvo artistic creation was derived from the automaker’s âScalable Product Architectureâ platform, with the Concept CoupÃ© being one of only three concepts sporting this wonderful design philosophy at the time.
The concept’s front fascia sported a rather attractive floating grille as well as a smart headlight setup that housed brilliantly placed T-shaped DRL light guides. The Concept CoupÃ©’s low bonnet further brightened up its well-balanced and attractive stance, with the combination of all these design elements interlocking to create a distinct and highly aesthetic automobile.
Chic 21-inch rims and the distinctive taillight signature further complemented the Concept CoupÃ©’s overall aesthetic appeal, giving it the caricature of an elegant Gran Tourer. The Concept CoupÃ© managed to incorporate a bit of nostalgia into its overall personality, with various sleek machine design cues echoing the famous Volvo P1800 of the 1960s.
Its sophisticated interior layout
The interior of the Concept CoupÃ© was an exquisite blend of top-notch quality and technological genius. The sleek interior was dominated by a massive 9.7-inch portrait-style center touchscreen as well as an attractive P-1800-inspired dial that blended seamlessly into the digital displays.
The upscale feel of the cabin was further enhanced by the provision of handcrafted elements like a leather dashboard, dark blue woven rugs and even inlays including naturally aged wood. This made the Concept CoupÃ© one of the finest examples of high-quality Scandinavian construction.
The provision of Alcantara seats and an aesthetically appealing crystal gear lever also contributed to the premium cabin experience of the stylish concept car. Overall, the Concept CoupÃ© was one of the most complete and best-designed machines in the Volvo team.
An efficient powertrain
The Concept CoupÃ©’s powertrain was a clear indication of Volvo’s intention to make the most of electrification. The sleek concept car housed Volvo’s high-efficiency VEA4 plug-in gasoline hybrid engine that exuded unmatched levels of character. The high-performance 2.0-liter Drive-E gasoline engine was supercharged and turbocharged, with the combination of an electric motor mounted on the rear axle, which only made things even more exciting.
The resulting Concept CoupÃ© performance figures were fascinating to say the least, with the lively powertrain delivering an impressive 400 horsepower and a colossal 442.53 lb-ft of torque. The explosive firepower of Volvo’s intelligent powertrain has been complemented by the Concept CoupÃ©’s intelligent overall construction, making it one of the most desirable and versatile concept cars the automaker has ever made.
A continuous legacy
The Volvo Concept CoupÃ© was a new chapter in the Swedish automaker’s performance book. The eventual transition from the concept car to a production automobile could not have been smoother, and the limited-edition Polestar 1 further refined the engineering ingenuity deployed by Volvo.
The two-door hybrid grand touring coupe managed to capitalize on the flawless model devised by Volvo and gave the auto industry a brief glimpse into the world of high-performance hybrid automobiles. Its production run limited to just 1,500 units has honed its impressive legacy, with its formidable all-around performance dynamics that have made car enthusiasts around the world swoon.
The Volvo Concept CoupÃ© was one of the Swedish automaker’s most exquisite and important creations. This concept car further strengthened Volvo’s position in the automotive industry with its brilliant design philosophy and dynamic sound performance. The eventual production version of the Concept CoupÃ©, known as the ‘Polestar 1’, managed to encompass all the highlights of the stylish concept and perfectly executed Volvo’s brilliant technical representation to further refine its brilliant overall package to create what is now a limited edition piece of engineering perfection.
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