Volvo today released details of the Concept Coupe that previews a new styling direction aimed at giving the brand more emotional appeal. The concept will debut at next month's Frankfurt auto show.
Volvo said the two-door car also demonstrates the capability of the brand's Scalable Product Architecture that will underpin most of the future Volvo range, starting with the XC90 SUV due next year.
Volvo design chief Thomas Ingenlath said the concept's designs adds "emotional value to the Volvo brand with the calm, confident beauty that is the hallmark of Scandinavian design." But the car is "free from the superficial surface excitement of other car brands, " he said in a statement.
The concept is powered by a 400-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine to power the front wheels and an electric motor to power the rear wheels.
Volvo said the concept's powertrain reflects its strategy to use electrification for the most powerful versions of its new four-cylinder Drive-E engine family.