The Volvo XC60 Concept first went on display at the 2007
North American International Auto Show. It was basically
a preview of the next XC model to come from the company,
yet it also showcased a number of innovations and design
elements that would becoma a part of future Volvo models.
The classic iron mark was reintroduced on Volvo’s cars
almost two years ago and on the XC60 Concept it has been
enlarged to make the brand image even stronger.
The new angled position lights on both sides of the XC60's
grille are also part of the DNA of Volvo’s next car generation.
Together with the headlamps and the sweeping front wings,
they radiate an aggressive stance that also emphasizes
the bonnet’s V-shape.
The skid-plates front and rear are integrated to give
an elegant yet distinct signal that the Volvo XC60 is
primarily a crossover with pronounced on-road properties.
With 20-inch wheels, accentuated wheel housings and aluminium
scuff-plates, the muscular XC feel is emphasised in the
lower half of the car, while the windows’ sleek profile
and the dramatic roof line give the upper part a sporty
The Volvo XC60 features a unique two-piece rear tailgate
and a transparent roof, with dark-tinted glass attached
on top of a Y-shaped bearing structure.
The Volvo XC60 Concept has an interior design that is
chracterised by a sleek floating centre console incorporating
the main interior controls and navigation display. A mixture
of leather and aluminium are used for the interior trimmings,
the upper part is typically Scandinavian light, while
the lower section has a contrasting dark, espresso brown
The Volvo XC60's main instrument resembles a bumble-bee
with a round analogue speedometer as the body” in the
middle flanked by two digitalwings” featuring display
screens for other information.
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