Calm, powerful and distinctly Scandinavian – Volvo Cars designers talk about the unique character of the new Volvo XC60

Words: Gavin Green

"This car is like a sculpture – it’s very sensual,” says Maximilian Missoni, Vice President, Exterior Design.

“You want to engage with it. To run your hand over it,” he says. “This is Scandinavian design at its best: understated yet with a powerful, intriguing presence.”

On the outside, the Volvo XC60 has clean, muscular lines influenced by the Volvo Concept Coupe. Inside, careful craftsmanship and beautiful materials create a sanctuary. Wherever you look there’s something to delight the senses. 

“We wanted the Volvo XC60 to have a lot of character,” Maximilian explains. “And I’m proud of what we achieved. This is a car with real attitude.”

Designers discuss the Volvo XC60

Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design 
Maximilian Missoni, Vice President, Exterior Design 
Robin Page, Vice President, Interior Design 
Ebba Maria Thunberg, Vice President, Colour and Material

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