Volvo Concept Estate shooting brake

The Volvo Concept Estate is a good looking, sporty take on the shooting brake

Volvo has unveiled the third and final car in its latest concept series by releasing images and videos of its Concept Estate. Painted in a brown hue, the car shares its basic exterior design with the Concept Coupe that was revealed at the Frankfurt motor show in 2013. But with the Concept Estate, the rear sweeps sharply down in typical shooting brake style to reveal the car as a muscular three-door estate.

With a long rear passenger window and sleek, low roofline, the concept clearly harks back to the P1800ES shooting brake from the early 1970s. The 2014 Concept also features Volvo’s latest futuristic design language, with T-shaped headlights and broad hips ensuring it isn’t just an updated tracing of a classic.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to our exclusive new offer and SAVE 39% on the shop price, get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £20!

Inside is where the Concept Estate has undergone most development however. Featuring exclusive materials and cutting edge technologies, the dash is vacant of traditional buttons, in their place is a large tablet-inspured touch screen. Providing passengers with phone connectivity, satnav and a raft of useful information for a journey, it hints at the functionality of Volvo’s future interiors, with a first application expected in the all-new XC90 4x4.

Contrasting this futuristic digital technology is the use of more traditional craftsmanship and materials. Teaming up with Swedish fashion designer Kasthall, Volvo has created what it believes is a cabin to represent Swedish design and lifestyle, with woven wool carpets, tanned saddle leather, naturally aged wood and machine copper details offering both luxury and contemporary appearances. The boot even comes with a pair of Stutterheim raincoats and a ‘kubb’ game set to really bring the idea home.

Advertisement - Article continues below

No details have been released about what power plant the Concept Estate will feature, but the Concept Coupe used a 394bhp petrol-electric plug-in hybrid setup.

The Volvo Concept Estate will be unveiled to the public at next week’s Geneva motor show.



Volvo V60 estate

2019 Volvo V60 review - is the new V60 estate the best of its kind?

9 Apr 2019

Most Popular

used cars

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
27 Mar 2020
Porsche 911 Turbo

New Porsche 911 Turbo gains Lightweight and Sport packages 

The 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo hasn’t been with us for long, but a raft of packages and optional extras are already in the pipeline
26 Mar 2020

1200bhp Hennessey C8 Corvette shown testing on video

The C8 Corvette has only just hit showrooms, but Hennessey Performance already has big plans...
26 Mar 2020
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019