Volvo Concept XC Coupé awarded ‘Best Concept Car’ in Detroit


The Volvo Concept XC Coupé won two prestigious design awards at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show, further raising the excitement around Volvo Car Group’s (Volvo Cars) new design language. The Concept XC Coupé was awarded the title “Best Concept Car” at the 2014 EyesON Design Awards, while Volvo’s latest concept vehicle also won the award for “Best Use of Color, Graphics and Materials.”

The 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit hosts the world premiere of Volvo Cars’ new Concept XC Coupé—the second of three concept cars that showcase the company’s future design direction. Like the similarly highly acclaimed and award-winning Volvo Concept Coupé, the Concept XC Coupé demonstrates the design possibilities of Volvo Cars’ new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that will underpin most cars from Volvo Cars in the future, starting with the all-new Volvo XC90 that premieres later this year.

“Enjoying a car with great power and capabilities, at the same time as you are safe and protected, gives a great feeling of joy and freedom,” said Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president for design at Volvo Cars.

The Concept XC Coupé is also presented alongside a separate interior sculpture.

The EyesOn Design Award ceremony is an annual event that takes place in conjunction with the Detroit Motor Show. The EyesOn Design Award jury is composed of prominent designers, auto makers and people from academia.

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