Geneva Live – Volvo Concept Estate


Karthik H,

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Volvo has revealed the third car in the series of its design concepts – the Concept Estate – at the Geneva Motor Show. The design for the first time showcases Volvo’s vision for how its future cars’ interiors would look.

Volvo Concept Estate front three quarter right - Geneva Live

To detail its exterior, up front, a floating grille is flanked by distinctive headlamps with T-shaped LED daytime running lights. The concept features a glass roof, softly curved surfaces and 21-inch five-spoke alloys. The styling stays true to previous Volvo concepts with tailgate-mounted spoiler, signature lighting element and twin exhaust system at the rear.

Volvo Concept Estate seats at Geneva Motor Show

Not surprisingly, the traditional buttons and knobs have been replaced completely by a single huge touchscreen. Few crucial controls, says Volvo, like the volume, play/pause, hazard warning and window heaters still get buttons.

Volvo Concept Estate dashboard view at Geneva Motor Show

The screen is laid out in an intuitive way, says Volvo, adding that everything is exactly where you’d expect them to be.

Volvo Concept Estate side - Geneva Live

The inside continues with a low bonnet and sleek silhouette. The inspiration for the two-spoke steering wheel comes from Volvo’s older models.

Volvo Concept Estate rear three quarter left - Geneva Live

All four seats in the Concept Estate get orange seat belts. Handcrafted details like the instrument panel that is covered by naturally tanned, saddle leather and inlays made of waxed, naturally aged wood and machined copper details emphasize the exclusive ‘Swedish-ness’ of the car, says the company.

Volvo Concept Estate – Geneva – Image Gallery

Volvo Concept Estate – Geneva – Press Release

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