Taking the next step in our journey starts with our concepts.
The next generation
At Volvo, our concepts act as a window into the future, showing the direction of our thinking and where we’re going next.
A multi-sensory in-car experience like no other. Drawing on our Scandinavian heritage and using advanced technology, we have created the next generation of Swedish luxury.
At Volvo, we believe autonomous driving will allow drivers to choose how every moment in the car is spent. This is what Volvo Cars’ Concept 26 is about.
Sophisticated capability for a new generation of adventure. Inspired by modern high tech sports equipment, with progressive design and a versatile interior.
The concept that redefined the estate car for a new generation, blending classic Volvo details with bold, contemporary lines and the simplicity of Scandinavian design.
The expression of Volvo Cars’ confident new design language. A beautiful mix of minimalism and attention to detail, inspired by our heritage but looking to the future.
THOMAS INGENLATH - SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT DESIGN
CMA has helped us to capture something special, something youthful in our new concept cars. They have an energy, a disruptive and engaging urban character that makes them stand out.
COMPACT MODULAR ARCHITECTURE
Small cars, big vision
Show, don't tell
THIS CONCEPT OF “SHOW, DON’T TELL” was first revealed to the world with our trio of concept cars that set out to embody Swedish design, love of the outdoor life and creativity. These were a calling card: that a new era of design had begun at Volvo.
“The first coupe concept did the biggest thing in pushing the brand. I wanted people to say, ‘Oh, wow. Can Volvo really be that?’ The second car, the XC Concept, was like coming home. Suddenly, there was no question: this is a Volvo. We took the classic elegance of the Coupe – the chrome, leather – and changed it so that the same shape becomes an ultra-modern sport wagon, just through the use of colour and material.
“The last model – that was the one where Swedishness gained a really modern touch – is a two-door estate. If anyone can do that convincingly, then Volvo can. It is new for Volvo,” says Ingenlath, “but it was not a question of inventing a style just because we need a new design language – it was from the content, which is being transported through the design.”
Volvo Concept 40.1
Discover our vision for a small Volvo SUV, built around our new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA).
"By focusing on the needs of urban millennials, we can strike a disruptive blow to a stale segment."
Volvo Concept 40.2
Discover our vision for a small Volvo Sedan, built around our new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA).
"Stunning lines, a powerful stance and a youthful character sets the Volvo Concept 40.2 apart."