When Volvo took the wraps off its Concept Coupe yesterday, the Swedish automaker said that while "the all-new XC90 is an entirely different type of car, you will recognize the connection instantly when it is revealed next year." We raised our eyebrows at this upon first read, but after seeing these photos, posted on Feber.se, Volvo certainly wasn't joking.

During a press conference where the Concept Coupe debuted, teaser images of the next XC90 were shown, and the connection between it and the conceptual two-door are obvious. The long, T-shaped lighting elements in the slim headlamps are certainly the most noticeable tie between the two vehicles, but the angular lower fascia openings seen here can also be found quite prominently on the Concept Coupe.

Feber.se also has a few images showing the new taillamp and interior designs of the XC90, as well. And not surprisingly, those two facets of the new crossover's DNA are also surprisingly close to the elements found on the Concept Coupe. It's interesting to see how the concept's C-shaped taillamps have been massaged for the more upright design of the XC90's rump, and inside the cabin, it appears Volvo is serious about this vertically oriented infotainment display.

The Volvo Concept Coupe will make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in just two weeks, and if earlier reports are to be believed, we'll see the new XC90 at some point next year. Head over to Feber.se to see the full set of teaser images for yourself.

UPDATE: Feber.se has graciously allowed us to publish all of the XC90 teaser images. Click through the gallery above to see 'em all.


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      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      My god! Volvo has found a decent design language again!
      piggybox
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's good to see some significant changes of Volvo design elements.
      Eggmania
      • 1 Year Ago
      thank you volvo for shaking things up
      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gonna be a hit
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      I very much like those taillights on the SUV. It's about time cars had TRON-style lighting!
      Alex740
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love the translation of the taillights and that sharp crease in the shoulder, it's going to be a very handsome and strong design.
      British_Rover
      • 1 Year Ago
      We need more models to sell badly in the US. In CY 2009 we had ten unique Volvo models to sell and Volvo had a model in every major class except for a pick up truck. There was the C30, C70, V50, V70, XC70, XC70, XC90, S40, S60 and S80. Since that time Volvo has discontinued five models but they are expecting us to sell more cars. Sell more cars with a 50% smaller line up and do it by completely giving up on three market segments. So far we have been able to sell slightly more cars every year but I think now we are pretty much tapped out. We can't sell anymore cars without more models. The XC90 will sell well but it needs to be here ASAP and from what I hear it won't show up in US showrooms till July of 2015. The V60 will help if Volvo doesn't screw up the launch by only bringing the expensive High horsepower low MPG version here first. Three of the last four new models they launched were screwed up by that. The fourth one the C30 never had a lower hp less expensive model offered in the US so it died on the vine.
        Luc K
        • 1 Year Ago
        @British_Rover
        Unfortunately V60 is also already 3 years old (2010) but design is definitely more modern compared to existing US lineup. Too bad US wagon demand is still bit weak so not sure how this will do. Let's not forget that reason we didn't see any new models was the transitioning from Ford to Geely. So it will take few years to recover from that (and that's not even guaranteed to be smooth).
      YOUMAD?
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like what I'm seeing here. A complete refresh, with a good transition from the current looks of Volvo. No wonder they rearranged the front fascia of the S60. That vertical alignment of the center dash looks alot like Telsa, but with some room below for physical buttons. Big thumbs up for Volvo
      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      They're just emphasizing the distinct lines. I highly doubt that the light up grill will be a production item.
      SteveM
      • 1 Year Ago
      Diggin it, just wish we didn't have to wait until 2014 to 2015 to see it in person. I'm a big Volvo fan and own 2 of their more recent XC70's. I'll be the first to admit that this brands very existence in the US needs help by way of new models NOW. I'm very hopeful the 60 Series wagon and the 40 Series hatchback make it here sooner rather than later, otherwise the Volvo showrooms are going to remain 1st class sleeper cars.
      mike
      • 1 Year Ago
      light up grill, now thats new
      Chance Leo
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am digging it. They need to release a production version of the coupe and the XC90 at the same time. Really give their dealers somethhing to show off. Although I like the V40. I think they need to bring the next one here with the new design language. I am digging the sharp lines and the T head lamps. Good Job Volvo.
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