The sleek and stylish Volvo XC60 concept, a crossover vehicle which combines the AWD versatility of a Volvo XC model with the sporty charisma of a sleek coupe, makes its first UK public appearance at the mph Shows in London and Birmingham in November. It’ll give show visitors a glimpse of the future Volvo XC60, expected in UK showrooms by early 2009.
The Volvo XC60 Concept was first unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in January this year, ending four months of intensive work at Volvo Cars’ Concept Centre. The Concept Centre is Volvo Cars’ very own ‘inventors’ workshop’ and comprises eight different departments. The XC60 concept required teamwork at a record speed of eight months and involved 70 members of staff from experts in milling techniques, lathe operators and sheet-metal workers to upholstery experts, technicians and engineers.
Now visitors to the mph Show can view the Volvo XC60 Concept for the first time and take in all the new design cues that will become characteristic of future Volvos, such as the expressive, sculptured tail lights to highlight Volvo’s broad, muscular shoulders and an enlarged version of the classic Volvo iron mark on the front grille. The XC60 Concept joins the all-new Volvo XC70 and XC90 in Volvo’s All Wheel Drive (AWD) ‘XC’ (Cross Country) model range.
Show-goers will also have the opportunity to view the all-new Volvo V70 and XC70 premium estates plus the funky C30 SportsCoupe and the smart Volvo S40 saloon in new R-Design Sport specification, which are all on show in the gallery.Published 26 October 2007