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Volvo to unveil new wagon

28.02.2014

WHEN you think of a great station wagon, a Volvo probably pops in your mind. The Swedish marque was the company that made the wagon cool. Vehicles such as the Volvo 1800 ES from the early 1970s is just one example of the brand making something practical and stylish at the same time.

With this iconic model in mind,Volvo has announced that its third concept vehicle featuring the brand-new exterior and interior design language will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The model is called the Concept Estate and it is important for Volvo from an interior design perspective.

The new-look interior does away with traditional buttons, which have been replaced by one large tablet-like touch-screen control panel in the centre console. The software for the system has been designed by Volvo itself to allow for optimal functionality. The more traditional buyer will be happy to hear that there will still be buttons for the audio volume, play/pause function and the hazard lights.

The concept has a crafted interior with typically flamboyant design elements such as orange seat belts, orange woven wool carpets, crystal gear lever with an orange glow, chequered black and white wool textile on the headliner and rear sides of the front seats adding some contrast. There is also a leather-covered instrument panel as well as waxed wood and machined copper inlays.

The exterior shows off a low bonnet, glass roof and bright 21-inch alloy wheels. The front end is a new topography on the bonnet and a ‘floating’ grille design which is flanked by headlights featuring new T-shaped daytime running lightguides. 

Article written by Autodealer
28.02.2014
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