Volvo Concept Universe

  • 2011 Volvo Concept Universe

    At the recent 2011 Shanghai Auto Show Volvo took the wraps off a new concept car dubbed the Concept Universe, which was initially designed to preview a new luxury flagship sedan envisioned by the Swedish automaker for the Chinese market. There have also been rumblings that the design could preview the replacement for the current S80, which was just facelifted for the 2012 model year and is long overdue to be replaced. But according to Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby, neither vehicles are the plan--mid-term or long-term. We’re not at all surprised given the mixed reactions the concept has...

  • 2011 Volvo Concept Universe
    Volvo Concept Universe Previews Next-Gen S80 Sedan: 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

    Volvo’s new owner Geely is keen to reposition the Swedish automaker as a ‘Tier 1’ luxury brand able to compete with the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, though such a task is much easier said than done. Acura is one such company that’s often stated reaching Tier 1 status as...

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    Volvo Concept Universe Design Study: Video

    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...

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