All-New Volvo XC90 Rendered with Sexy Coupe Roofline

Volvo XC90 coupe 1 photo
Photo: Theophilus Chin
Let's be honest here and say the full-size luxury coupe and convertible markets aren't what they used to be. That's because you can order pretty much any SUV with a huge moonroof and there are even a few models that come with sloping greenhouses. The most notable of these is the BMW X6, but there's also the smaller X4 and an upcoming rival from Mercedes, which is based on the ML-Class. But we're not here to talk about German cars, because what the Swedes are doing nowadays is just as cool.
The recently unveiled Volvo XC90 has captured everybody's imagination, thanks to its avant guard design and innovative safety features. Five version will be sold around the world: two gasoline-powered, two diesel and one gasoline-electric hybrid. Some might say that's enough, but we're not among them, especially since the company doesn't have any of the weird niche-straddler models everybody loves these days (sports activitycoupe, four-door coupe).

If you're staring at our photos, wondering why the XC90 suddenly looks a bit more handsome, know that these are rendering made by Theophilus Chin. This graphics manipulator envisioned an XC80 model with a gently sloped roofline and re-designed hind quarters. It's not quite the full X6 treatment, more of an Audi Sportback.

So, will Volvo ever make such a car?

No, at least not yet. The next thing on their agenda is an uber-luxury version of the XC90 with only four seats. Think of it as the Swedish Pullman, featuring rear seats that come with electric– adjustable and heated-everything. If you plan on being piked up from Helsinki airport, this is what you want.

After that, Volvo is planning an all-new flagship sedan, the Volvo S90. The same new SPA platform will also underpin the replacement for the V70/XC70, which will be called the S80.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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