• Dec 20, 2006
We just told you the latest on Volvo's upcoming XC60 Concept, but there is so much more to see. Photos are nice, but now we have video as well! Check out the YouTube clip after the jump. The XC60 will debut at the NAIAS in Detroit next month, but this XC90 sibling is worth a closer look, especially considering the fact that it is probably going into production in 2009.

It uses Ford's European "kinetic" design language, and somewhat evokes the look of the Ford Iosis concept. That's a pretty big departure for Volvo, but it's nothing compared to that interior! Definitely less production-likely than the outside, the inside is really sci-fi.

[Source: Volvo via YouTube]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      They need to hurry up and bring this thing to market. The cute lux-ute segment is growing pretty quickly. Acura has its RDX, BMW's freshly styled X5, and Nissan is planning one soon as well. I'm sure that Toyota will rebadge their RV-4 as an IX or something like that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not sure what is so interesting about this vehicle. The exterior reminds me of an Infiniti FX or Ford S-max, and the interior will certainly be toned down for production models. And by 2009, there will be an all new FX and Murano available, making the Volvo look like a dull vehicle.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I want one!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #8 - and where exactly does Volvo stand in reliability ratings? What I was trying to say is that selling a Volvo for the sake of style is an odd strategy - they should be advertising its advanced safety features. Its like saying "buy a BMW because its roomy, not because it drives well." Just doesn't work.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Given how the C30 and S80 concepts were so close to their production versions, I would NOT be surpised if 90% of the styling carries over. Of course, things like the plasma guages and center stack, neon lighted headrests and that tricked up rear hatch are not only expensive to put in a mass production vehicle, but a potential warranty nightmare. I also noticed the lack of a "shifting" mechanism. We know that almost all future Volvo's are getting DSG transmissions, so they need a stick of some sort.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Earth to John - Volvo has been operating pretty autonomously. Ford has taken more from Volvo than Volvo from Ford. Wake up.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Eric. L - What's wrong with doing both? And you seem pretty sure the MkII Murano/FX will be great even though all the latest releases from Nissans are either mild refreshes (G, Altima) or just plain boring (Sentra, Versa).

      • 8 Years Ago
      oh, #7, i guess that since it isn't japanese, it can't be cool, right? what makes you think the already ugly nissan products will be any better than they are now? maybe by then they'll figure out how to raise their reliability up to those of other major companies...
      • 8 Years Ago
      holy crap that is one hot Volvo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This really should be, and is a Ford. I wish Ford would dump Volvo already and get on with the business of making great cars for itself. This has Ford written all over it. It's the Un-Volvo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like the concept of the rear tailgate but not the implementation. The rest of the exterior looks pretty good to me.

      The interior is ok, I like the airiness about it, but the gauges and center stack are not to my liking.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the 08 Buick Enclave. Hmm...