29 Aug '13, 3pm

Volvo's New Concept Coupe Hints At Future Plug-in Models

Volvo's New Concept Coupe Hints At Future Plug-in Models

Volvo yesterday unveiled a new plug-in hybrid concept car ahead of next week’s Frankfurt Auto Show. It's simply called the Concept Coupe. Volvo said the concept car indicates the company's plans for the future of the brand. The Concept Coupe is the first car to make use of Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture, a new chassis platform designed to offer both versatility of design and high economy over a range of power trains. It marks a move away from Volvo’s past corporate partnerships with General Motors and Ford—and toward a car which Volvo executives said is closer to the company’s roots. Much like the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid already on sale in Europe, the Concept Coupe is a through-the-road hybrid, combining a rear-wheel drive electric motor with a front-wheel drive combustion engine setup. As with most concept cars, details are sparse, but Volvo said combined power ou...

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