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Volvo - Concept Coupe Designed By Thomas Ingenlath

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Volvo must be just as anxious as the car world is to see their latest design, the Concept Coupe, succeed at its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. And, judging by its modern, angular, and low-ride look, they should have things covered. Capable of resonating with old and new Volvo fans, the Concept Coupe is partly inspired by the P1800 coupe of the 1960's, according to Volvo VP of Design Thomas Ingeniath; capable of reflecting the strong heritage of the company just as well as the future of design. Stand-out elements include the shape of the front grille and rear wings as well as the kinked-out line that runs from the rear panels to the door handles, almost with a Charger-type style. Other new features include the T-shaped day-time running and headlamps, and the floating grille. Inside, the Concept Coupe has just as much to be excited about, including a leather-trimmed instrument panel, "aged wood" inlays, and machined metal details around its large touch-screen. There's also a heads-up display for the driver. However, rather than pushing the Concept Coupe into production, Volvo is using it as a hint toward the next generation of cars, including its new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). We won't have to wait long to see cars based on this sleek new design manta; the first is expected to go on sale next year in the form of the XC90 SUV.