Volvo ruled out a production run when it unveiled its Concept Coupe at the Frankfurt auto show last month, insisting that the car was intended to showcase a new design language. But a senior executive says Volvo will reconsider that plan following better-than-expected feedback at the show.
"We will evaluate the case for a coupe," the executive told Automotive News.
He added that such a model would look similar to the concept unveiled in Frankfurt: "Why change it?"
Like Volvo's upcoming S90, V90 and XC90, the coupe would be powered by four-cylinder engines only, the executive said. A hybrid version is possible, and there could be front-wheel- and all-wheel-drive versions.
Volvo says the Concept Coupe was inspired by the P1800 coupe, which was launched in 1962.
In terms of size, it is closer to the 262C unveiled in 1977 and the Volvo 780 unveiled in 1985. If it comes to market in 2016 or beyond, it would compete with the Audi A5, BMW's 4 series, and the Mercedes-Benz E-class coupe.