Volvo has previewed the sleek look of its future station wagons with the Concept Estate, which also reveals the brand's intent to offer simpler interiors with a large touch screen that replaces most buttons and controls.
The three-door sports wagon, which debuts this week at the Geneva auto show, is the latest Volvo concept to show the brand's future look and feel prior to the launch of the second-generation XC90 premium large crossover early in 2015.
Volvo says the Concept Estate shows how it plans to capitalize on the success of current-generation wagons such as the V70 and XC70 while also taking cues from vintage models.
For instance, the concept's rear borrows from the design of the 1800 ES from the early 1970s. The 1800 models also provided inspiration for the concept's two-spoke steering wheel, instrument panel and dials.