Volvo, whatever real-world model it is that you create from this Estate Concept, it had better be good. Really good.
Because this concept car, to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show in the next few weeks, is absolutely fantastic.
OK, it’s only got three doors (including the rear hatch) so it won’t be as practical as Volvos past. And OK, the rear hatch opening is far too small to be as practical as Volvos past.
But you can kinda forgive all that when the rest of the package looks this good – inside and out.
We’ll have to wait and read all the details about possible engines, etc. I hope they’ve got some real-world plans for this because the days of concepts-for-the-sake-of-concepts are both tiresome and running out. People expect to see something conceptual turn into something real. I hope Volvo can do it with this car (and retain a two-door option).
I’ve mentioned the two not-so-Volvo bits. Here are the bits I like:
- The contrasting seat surfaces. Please do one in a tasteful tartan.
- The sensible use and placement of a large screen (unlike Tesla’s distasteful use).
- Racy coloured seatbelts.
- It’s a three-door wagon, a-la Saab’s 95 from decades ago.
- The ‘ES’ badging, reminiscent of the P1800 with the same badge.
- Beautiful centre console wood treatment and sculpting