The 2011 Volvo S60 has been turning heads and changing minds about what Volvo's capable of for a few months now, but beyond the new sedan, there hasn't been a lot to get excited about at Volvo of late. This new video, teasing a design study called the Concept Universe, may hint that that's soon to change.

Aside from a few glimpses of sketches, a bare outline, and a besheeted car sitting in a darkened garage, there's not much to work with, though from the proportions, it looks like a full-size four-door coupe project. Being billed as a design study, it may or may not presage a future car from Volvo.

If it does preview a production vehicle, expect the Concept Universe to be a show-only, loose interpretation of what we'll see on the roads. If it's purely an exercise, it may  do little more than point to future styling themes.

We'll keep you posted as Volvo releases more info on the concept, which is due for a launch "shortly."