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Volvo’s Concept Coupé is a tempting proposition, but unlikely to go on sale

Volvo-Concept-CoupeVolvo has released details of the concept coupé it will unveil at September’s Frankfurt motor show. It’s a lovely-looking car, but unfortunately they do not intend to put it into production.  Instead it reveals their “future design direction.” It reflects the overall look of Volvo’s next generation of cars, and is a clear indication that the company is moving towards a more exciting look.  The concept coupé has a plug-in hybrid powertrain combining a 2 litre petrol engine with an electric motor on the rear axle.

I rather think my next car will be an electric one.  I currently drive a silver Lexus Soarer 2.5 which I have totally bonded with.  It’s also a coupé, a silver dream racer with knockout looks, and I rate the look of a car as at least as important as its specifications.  The only electric cars so far seem to have been utterly dull ‘family’ cars, with the notable exception of Tesla, which has made some nice-looking, but very expensive ones.  I think the internal combustion engine is on its last legs (to mix my metaphors) for personal transport, and that electrics are the way we are headed.  I have to admit I could be tempted by Volvo’s Concept Coupé if they were to put it into production.  I’d be totally sold if they did an electric version…

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