Looks Like a Tesla Cyber Truck
Volvo is a big player in the American SUV market, with models such as the XC90 proving to be a great hit. The company has proven that it can deliver premium luxury vehicles, and the news that a more luxurious SUV is imminent has piqued the interest of fans across the globe. Volvo is currently working on its XC100, which will naturally sit above the XC90 when it joins the lineup sometime in 2022. The XC100 will be a coupe version of the XC90 and will go to battle with cars such as the BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS. To help us get an idea of what the XC100 might look like, Volvo intern Kevin Goldwasser has come up with some unofficial renderings.
The XC100 will ride on the company's upcoming SPA2 large car platform which can accommodate cars up to 216 inches long. This means the XC100 could be longer than the X7 and GLS at 203.3 and 205 inches, respectively. The renders, posted to Instagram by Goldwasser show an extremely angular design that reminds one of the Land Rover Defender, or even the upcoming Hummer. The front-end is completely shut, indicating a possible electric powertrain, and the car also sports a massive ground clearance. The side profile is dominated by slim windows, and at the rear things are rounded off in a minimalistic fashion, with the only notable features being the L-shaped taillights. The Tesla Cybertruck design team can take some design lessons from Goldwasser.
Volvo has given the XC100 the internal codename V616 with the first 6 identifying it as the largest Volvo model, the 1 marking it as a first-generation car, and the last six as an SUV. The XC100 is expected to arrive with multiple engine options, including a plug-in hybrid, and fully electric option, and will share its SPA2 platform with an all-electric Polestar model that will take top position in the company's lineup. Expect the XC100 to arrive in 2022 as a 2023 year model.