The latter eventually evolved into the V70 XC, one of the harbingers of the crossover revolution, but we are not here to talk about the contemporary obsession for crossovers, SUVs, and trucks. Instead, a recent digital car revival project envisioned by the virtual artist behind Larson Design (aka lars_o_saeltzer on social media) seems to pull at the heartstrings of classic station wagon enthusiasts… with an EV twist.
Following a short break from EV reinventions that included an interesting VW Phaeton fastback successor that never was and a quick take on the upcoming Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato, the pixel master is back into his comfort zone – and for good measure. Actually, it’s for a humongous measure, as his all-new Volvo Retro-EV estate that acts as a spiritual successor to the iconic 850 is also packing two important design cues that made people passionate about its predecessor.
Those would be – of course – the “up-right rear end” and resulting ample luggage space. Automakers fearful that such styling does not look modern enough might want to take some CGI lessons from this virtual artist, as this 850 Retro EV sure looks like an integral part of Volvo’s futuristic roster – which is soon set to include stuff like the teased Embla flagship EV crossover SUV or the latest Polestar hero.
Plus, they should also hear these pixel masters and their fans’ arguments that not everyone wants crossovers, SUVs, and trucks – so there’s still a place under the sun for sleek yet practical station wagon creations!